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    Play HD .MKV Files in Front Row

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    Just wondering if anyone can help me with this: Apple - Support - Discussions - Play HD .MKV Files in Front Row ...

    Thanks

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    non of my avi's play in FrontRow
    Last edited by Boon72; 17th October 2009 at 07:02 PM.

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    Perian

    Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components

    helps if you go to the link, I normally use Plex

    http://www.plexapp.com/

    Much better then front row and you can get it to link to imdb and tvdb ( think thats the site ) and it pulls down all the info etc and plays mkv's brilliantly not sure about a stand alone mkv codec for macs - would be good to know if there is one though.

    http://www.matroska.org/downloads/others.html

    It states mplayer - there is also mplayer extended

    With VLC on OS X it will help if you put the video playback to open GL instead of default and try again.
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 17th October 2009 at 07:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Perian

    Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components

    helps if you go to the link, I normally use Plex

    Plex Media Center for OS X

    Much better then front row and you can get it to link to imdb and tvdb ( think thats the site ) and it pulls down all the info etc and plays mkv's brilliantly not sure about a stand alone mkv codec for macs - would be good to know if there is one though.

    Downloads for Others (OSX, BeOS/OpenBeOS, ...) | Matroska

    It states mplayer - there is also mplayer extended

    With VLC on OS X it will help if you put the video playback to open GL instead of default and try again.
    Thanks,

    Like i said perian doesnt work right.

    I will have a look at plex. what do i download from the Matroska site?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Thanks,

    Like i said perian doesnt work right.

    I will have a look at plex. what do i download from the Matroska site?

    Thanks
    Up to you if you do or not was just showing you that they were showing you mplayer or vlc etc and also mentioned that there is mplayer extended

    MPlayer OSX Extended

    I use plex here much better then front row, takes a little configuring

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    Does plex work well with the apple remote? Im just playing with it and dont have one handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Does plex work well with the apple remote? Im just playing with it and dont have one handy
    yes - you go into the preferences - think its under system or somewhere around there you can tell it which type of remote and lots of other settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    yes - you go into the preferences - think its under system or somewhere around there you can tell it which type of remote and lots of other settings
    Another stupid question....

    Some of my videos are not widescreen. So i get the black bars on the right and left, is there a way to make the video fit the screen without having to change the resolution of the machine?

    Thanks

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    I have not got any videos like that but if you use your keyboard and press the right or left ( think its the right one ) arrow key that is - I think you get more options with ref to aspect ratio etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Another stupid question....

    Some of my videos are not widescreen. So i get the black bars on the right and left, is there a way to make the video fit the screen without having to change the resolution of the machine?

    Thanks
    Ewwww - why would you want to do that???

    EDIT: Charlie Brooker's view and therefore Gospel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mortstar View Post
    Ewwww - why would you want to do that???

    EDIT: Charlie Brooker's view and therefore Gospel.
    Thanks but i do know what will happen.....



    Another problem if anyone can help? using the apple remote i can navigate around the program but it also acts if i was using the mouse in the OS. For example i use the volume controls to navigate up and down but it also changes the volume on the system. how do i prevent this please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Thanks but i do know what will happen.....



    Another problem if anyone can help? using the apple remote i can navigate around the program but it also acts if i was using the mouse in the OS. For example i use the volume controls to navigate up and down but it also changes the volume on the system. how do i prevent this please?
    everything on the plex site

    Getting Started - Plex

    http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Apple_Remote

    As for how it works with an apple remote I have a Mac Pro ( desktop ) not a laptop or an iMac so could not tell you for sure.

    I just got apples bluetooth keyboard and use the keyboard for controlling everything ie volume, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    everything on the plex site

    Getting Started - Plex

    Apple Remote - Plex

    As for how it works with an apple remote I have a Mac Pro ( desktop ) not a laptop or an iMac so could not tell you for sure.

    I just got apples bluetooth keyboard and use the keyboard for controlling everything ie volume, etc
    Had a look cant find a thing thats why i asked. It works but it also controls the system, for example i use the volume controls to navigate up and down but it also changes the volume on the system

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    Just found this sounds like a problem in 10.6 only

    https://plexapp.lighthouseapp.com/pr...w-snow-leopard

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