Revision of Downloads for Windows from Sun, 09/25/2011 - 11:21

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Players

Name Version Updated
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Link
CorePlayer Pro and Mobile 1.3.6 2009-09-15 Homepage
Comment:
From the creators of Matroska... we have also created CorePlayer with similar goals. Supporting CE, Windows Mobile, PocketPC, Palm Symbian, iPhone, Windows, OS X and Linux, CorePlayer is currently the one player that uses the lowest CPU resources for playback of any modern media files, and includes full MKV and MKA support. However as of 1/2009 it does not support subtitles, RealVideo or AC3 playback. Please CorePlayer features one of the leading H.264 video decoders, "CoreAVC". Note it is not DirectShow based, so no codecs/filter installation is necessary.
MediaPlayer Classic 6.4.9.0 2006-03-20 Homepage | Download (English) | Download (other languages)
Comment:
You can get this great player also in French, German and Russian language. It is DirectShow based, but has a built-in, internal matroska splitter, which is tending to be outdated ;-) . We recommend to deactivate the internal splitter, and use it with one of the CCCP playback packs.
MediaPlayer Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC) 1.3.1249 2009-08-26 Homepage | Download | current SVN builds
Comment:
An improved version of MPC with more integrated decoders, performance, Vista support, etc.
The Core Media Player 4.11 2006-01-18 Homepage | Download
Comment:
Still one our preferred media players, with excellent matroska support thanks to its matroska CDL plugin. Remember its also a DirectShow based player, so it will need a CCCP playback pack or at least the Haali media splitter to work for MKV files.
VLC 1.1.11 2011-07-15 Homepage | Download
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Currently the one player with the best matroska menu support, and not based on DirectShow (if you don't like codec installation on your PC) and it will play most of your MKVs out of the box.
Zoomplayer 4.5.1 2005-07-31 Homepage | Download
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A very good, DirectShow based mediaplayer with advanced matroska support in combination with the Haali media splitter.
MPlayer 1.0rc2 2007-10-07 Homepage | Download
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DivX Plus 1.0.0 2010-03-16 Homepage
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Now that DivX has adopted the Matroska container for their HD content, they offer a good set of tools including a player, a DirectShow filter, a web player and an encoder.
foobar2000 1.0.3 2010-04-30 Homepage
Comment:
foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. It contains support for Matroska playback including displaying and editing tags.

Filters

Name Version Updated
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Link
CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)   2009-09-09 Download
Comment:
Almost all you need to play .mkv (matroska video) and .mka (matroska audio) files under DirectShow players, such as Windows Mediaplayer, MPC, Zoomplayer and TCMP (see above). To see an updated list of what these packs contain, look at the ReadMe on the site.
Haali Media Splitter 20/05/2010 2010-05-20 Homepage | Download
Comment:
The most up to date DirectShow filter to read Matroska files. Support AVI and MP4 playback too, unfortunately not open source. Included in both matroska packs, most recent versions to be found on its homepage.
Matroska Splitter 1.0.2.9 2006-03-10 Download
Comment:
Written overnight by coding wizard Gabest, open source. Developed further every now and then, time permitting...
MatroskaDiag 1.0.0.62 2005-03-21 Download
Comment:
This is not really a filter, but it will help diagnose most DirectShow related problems when trying to play a Matroska file. Please use this tool if you can't play MKV files in Windows Mediaplayer, even after successful matroska pack installation, and send us the log file.
DivX Plus 1.0.0 2010-03-16 Homepage
Comment:
Now that DivX has adopted the Matroska container for their HD content, they offer a good set of tools including a player, a DirectShow filter, a web player and an encoder.
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ffdshow 20030523 2003-10-12 Homepage | Download
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This filter is a general use decoder filter, based on the great FFMPEG library. It can decode most video and audio compression methods existing today and all in a single, powerful DirectShow filter for Windows Mediaplayer. There are later version of ffdshow out there than this one, however, they are not distributed from their official homepage on sourceforge anymore. Google is your friend ....

Editors

Name Version Updated
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Link
Matroska Muxer 1.0.0.9 2004-08-16 Download
Comment:
This a DirectShow muxer filter. To use in GraphEdit, connect the filters outputting compressed data to the in pins of the Matroska Muxer. Then connect the out pin to the File Writer filter. Its used in both ATV2000 and VirtualVCR for MKV capturing.
mkvtoolnix 4.9.1 2011-07-11 Homepage | Download
Comment:
THE standard matroska creation and editing tool, all recent builds supports the new lacing method, so make sure to have a recent splitter. The GUI is called mmg.exe, since 1.6.0 it is coming with a nice installer to make things easy for the user.
VirtualDubMOD 1.5.10.2 build 2542 2006-02-21 Homepage | Download
Comment:
Project is more or less abandoned, nobody is working on it actively. Also, it can't support most of the modern MKV files anymore. Since version 1.5.10.1 it can handle the new lacing method. Please update to the latest bugfix, build 2542. Better use mkvtoolnix or avi-mux GUI.
AVIMux-GUI 1.17.8 2008-11-09 Homepage | Download
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Definitely one of the best MKV creation and editing tools out there. Just the name sucks .....
VOB2MKV 1.0.4 2010-03-29 Homepage
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A DirectShow based tool to convert VOB files to MKV.
vfrtools - - Info | Download
Comment: CLI tool in java
mkclean 0.8.6 2011-09-25 Download | Homepage
Comment:
This a command line tool to clean and optimize Matroska files that have already been muxed. It reorders the file for faster offline/online playback with the Cues at the front. Also comes with mkWDclean to modify files in a way they can play in broken players.
MkvExtractGUI 1.6.4 2007-04-26 Info | Download
Comment: GUI for mkvextract
Meteorite beta 2009-12-4 Homepage
Comment:
An unmaintained tool that has good success in recovering data from damaged Matroska files.

Capture-Tools

Name Version Updated
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Virtual VCR 2.6.9 2003-10-13 Homepage | Download
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Obviously discontinued project. The special matroska versions are here and work.

Libs

Name Version Updated
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Link
libebml 1.2.2 2011-09-23 Download
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libmatroska 1.3.0 2011-09-23 Download
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yamka   2010-04-21 Homepage
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Another C++ based Matroska library with a more straightfoward API for regular use cases.

File Information Tools

Name Version Updated
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Link
mkvalidator 0.3.7 2011-09-25 Download | Homepage
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This a command line tool will tell you all the wrong/odd things found in some .mkv/.mka files or if the file appears to be clean.
Mediainfo 0.6.1.1 2006-04-22 Homepage | Download
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A great file information tool developed by our long time friend Zenitram from France, definitely the best out there, and with excellent MKV support
Shell Extension 2.8 2004-09-28 Homepage | Download
Comment:
Let you view properties of Matroska file within Windows Explorer. Name : matroskaprop.exe , no installation necessary
Video Inspector 1.8.2.97 2006-01-13 Homepage | Download
Comment:
Another good file inspection tool from Kyle Katarn