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    Quote Originally Posted by techead View Post
    question, why dont they just keep the mkv container instead of moving over to MP4?

    seems logical
    There are many standalone players/streamers such as TviX, Popcorn Hour, WDTV HD Media Player, Boxee, Xtreamer, PS3, XBOX 360, iPad, HDTVs that can playback H264 and AAC encapsulated in MP4.
    I'm guessing to ensure maximum compatibility across most devices for SD releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techead View Post
    ok I think I get it.

    So if I download a MP4 that uses x264 most media devices will play it, but if the container is MKV then it wont play?

    that seems awfully retarded...
    No, you're misunderstanding. Look, most of the devices out there can play x264/MKV. They just chose this mp4 container so that in case there are devices that can't play MKV, at least those peeps will be able to play mp4. IOW, more devices supports mp4 than MKV.
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    ok I guess this explains the issue I was having the other day then.

    I had a MKV movie (was about 6GB) and I was trying to play it on a Sony LCD using the built-in media player on the TV.

    First of all the TV cant pick up a NTFS partition, so I had to change it to FAT32. Then I couldnt copy the movie on...

    I found a app that I could "tweak" the MKV file. It basically changes the container to MP4, no recoding. Takes about 10 sec for a 6GB file. I enabled the 4GB limit and it split the file for me.

    Plugged that in and I was a for away... So the TV can play the x264 codex, just doesnt like the MKV container.

    One would think that the tv manufacturers would do something about that.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by techead View Post
    ok I guess this explains the issue I was having the other day then.

    I had a MKV movie (was about 6GB) and I was trying to play it on a Sony LCD using the built-in media player on the TV.

    First of all the TV cant pick up a NTFS partition, so I had to change it to FAT32. Then I couldnt copy the movie on...

    I found a app that I could "tweak" the MKV file. It basically changes the container to MP4, no recoding. Takes about 10 sec for a 6GB file. I enabled the 4GB limit and it split the file for me.

    Plugged that in and I was a for away... So the TV can play the x264 codex, just doesnt like the MKV container.

    One would think that the tv manufacturers would do something about that.....
    If they did, they would kill of the media player market altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurial View Post
    If they did, they would kill of the media player market altogether.
    good point

    You seem to know a lot about scene releases. Can you please explain to me why, when they rip 720p shows they use 1280x720 but when they rip movies they dont use the full res... its always like 1280x5xx or something like that

    its so damn annoying
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    Quote Originally Posted by techead View Post
    good point

    You seem to know a lot about scene releases. Can you please explain to me why, when they rip 720p shows they use 1280x720 but when they rip movies they dont use the full res... its always like 1280x5xx or something like that

    its so damn annoying
    That has more to do with the aspect ratio that the movie was filmed in.
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    so movies are shot in different aspect ratios to tv series?

    that seems silly, maybe Im just very uneducated in this stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by techead View Post
    I had a MKV movie (was about 6GB) and I was trying to play it on a Sony LCD using the built-in media player on the TV.
    That is because Sony sucks when it comes to anything like that i.e. MKV support.

    Quote Originally Posted by mercurial View Post
    If they did, they would kill of the media player market altogether.
    Some Samsung TV's have had built in media players with MKV support for a love time already.

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    Is HD MKV also being replaced with MP4 by the scene? I followed the linky in the OP and it only seems to address the switch for SD content. Any linky about MKV?
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    Quote Originally Posted by efitol View Post
    Is HD MKV also being replaced with MP4 by the scene? I followed the linky in the OP and it only seems to address the switch for SD content. Any linky about MKV?
    No. MKV (HD content) is staying as is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dualmeister View Post
    Some Samsung TV's have had built in media players with MKV support for a love time already.
    Well I guess now we know what you watch on your Samsung TV
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    Quote Originally Posted by mercurial View Post
    Correct. Those groups who don't want to change, will be banned. There are already two very popular groups that don't want to change and they will be banned from "trading". Those groups are 2hd and fqm. Very sad, because their stuff is of good quality.
    I don't really understand the whole scene thing, so what exactly does being "banned" entail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techead View Post
    so movies are shot in different aspect ratios to tv series?

    that seems silly, maybe Im just very uneducated in this stuff
    TV screens are 16:9 while theater screens are wider at 21:9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dualmeister View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalMaverick View Post
    I don't really understand the whole scene thing, so what exactly does being "banned" entail?
    id also like to know this
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