What do you use to watch the .mkv files?

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Hello everyone,
I have always used VLC media player to watch the .mkv files I download. However, I have been having issues with it showing black screens for videos. I switched to MPC-HC, where it shows, but is very pixelated/blocky.

Curious to what everyone uses to view videos and/or any settings to fix my issues.

Thanks!
 

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There's quite a few options nowadays!

KMPlayer
K-Lite codec pack
Mediaplayer dot net
MPV
MPC-HC
MPC-BE
Potplayer

However, I'm quite surprised at the problem you're having. VLC and MPC-HC should both be absolutely fine at playing .mkv files. Perhaps you have a corrupted video file?

If the file is fine, but you're watching an old anime + have a new computer, consider setting up MPC-HC with MadVR. It does an excellent job of 'upgrading' old anime (insofar as it is possible anyway).
 

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Hello everyone,
I have always used VLC media player to watch the .mkv files I download. However, I have been having issues with it showing black screens for videos. I switched to MPC-HC, where it shows, but is very pixelated/blocky.

Curious to what everyone uses to view videos and/or any settings to fix my issues.

Thanks!
I'm using Potplayer for everything. Never had a problem so far.
 

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I second that been a user of Potplayer for 5 yrs never looked back ^^.
Potplayer is bad it really takes lot of ram and processor well that's the least of it problem, it skips frames to play smoothly same goes for vlc. And subs will be off by 2-3 frames. Use mpv or mpc-hc
 

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Potplayer is bad it really takes lot of ram and processor well that's the least of it problem, it skips frames to play smoothly same goes for vlc. And subs will be off by 2-3 frames. Use mpv or mpc-hc
Is the frame drop true for the latest version, just confirming cuz I hvn't had ram/cpu issues like ever but I cant say abt frame drops (not much idea there :p). Tho I think everyone agrees vlc sucks :D
 
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Is the frame drop true for the latest version, just confirming cuz I hvn't had ram/cpu issues like ever but I cant say abt frame drops (not much idea there :p). Tho I think everyone agrees vlc sucks :D
Yes it drops the frames regardless of the versions bcz that's how it was made. I don't know if you can check it or not in potplayer but in vlc you can see it in info tab. Play opening of any anime bcz openings are bit rate hungry and takes lot of processor and check how many frames it dropped. You will shocked how many it drops. You can turn it up a notch by taking X264 10 bit and check for a scenes which has snowfalling which demands high bit rate so more processor. If you have this Check out the NCOP and see how many frames it drops.
i use potplayer and anything works fine, mh my only issue is when the video is 1080p and hevc
That means your processor is low end one. That's why use MPC-HC or MPV player regardless of what video you use/ what your system setup is, it will play correctly. That's what fan subbing groups insists to use. But still people use other players regardless. I saw vlc not properly displaying the masks used so.......
 
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Yes it drops the frames regardless of the versions bcz that's how it was made. I don't know if you can check it or not in potplayer but in vlc you can see it in info tab. Play opening of any anime bcz openings are bit rate hungry and takes lot of processor and check how many frames it dropped. You will shocked how many it drops. You can turn it up a notch by taking X264 10 bit and check for a scenes which has snowfalling which demands high bit rate so more processor. If you have this Check out the NCOP and see how many frames it drops.

That means your processor is low end one. That's why use MPC-HC or MPV player regardless of what video you use/ what your system setup is, it will play correctly. That's what fan subbing groups insists to use. But still people use other players regardless. I saw vlc not properly displaying the masks used so.......
Thx for replying and suggesting an alternative ^^, I will get into it right away :D

I use which use MPV interface, you can set video format bitrate info on status bar
My friend uses SMPlayer in Linux, maybe I wiil give it a go in Windows too, thx ^^
 

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If you have this Check out the NCOP and see how many frames it drops.
UPDATE: I downloaded the NCOP and tested it with my Potplayer (hitting tab enables stats), the frame drops I encountered were 1-2. I tried this repeatedly with a fresh install and my Potplayer settings are default. I should add that while installing Potplayer, I installed the optional opencodecs it asked during installation (this requires internet). They may hv changed things and I think it works just fine ^^
 

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UPDATE: I downloaded the NCOP and tested it with my Potplayer (hitting tab enables stats), the frame drops I encountered were 1-2. I tried this repeatedly with a fresh install and my Potplayer settings are default. I should add that while installing Potplayer, I installed the optional opencodecs it asked during installation (this requires internet). They may hv changed things and I think it works just fine ^^
Hmmm... Interesting. So new build has better decoding. Well I guess it's matter of preference and more like 'I got used to this" thing. Thanks I appreciate the new info.
 
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