Solved can't play MKV files downloaded from youtube

Zaref

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hello
i'm a student and i frequently download lectures from youtube to watch them later
earlier this month i noticed a change in the extension of the files i download from MP4 to MKV which windows media player can't run
i tried media player classic which played the sound only
VLC played the voice but you can see what's wrong with the video
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the strange thing here is my Samsung Note 3 can play it using a 3rd party app called V player but i don't like watching lectures on mobile screen
can you help me with this
thanks in advance
 

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MilesAhead

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If SPlayer Portable (make sure to get the Portable. It doesn't have some bugs the installed version does) won't play it, you can try to fix it

Meteorite 0.11 beta

and/or convert it

MkvToMp4 0.224

The converter above is very fast especially for batch jobs where you only have to convert the audio and remux.
 

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Also if there is a checksum available such as MD5 for the videos, check the downloaded files to make sure they match(not corrupted by the download process.)
 

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Zaref

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well
i found out that IDM newer versions download videos as MKV with strange encoding which isn't the same encoding that ordinary MKV files use
gone for downloading with a java based downloader keepvid
 

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