[mythtv-users] watching mkv movies causes pausing problems

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 06:34:26 UTC 2011

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Marc Williams <marcjw53 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/27/2011 06:59 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 11/27/2011 18:47, Doug Lytle wrote:
>>> Raymond Wagner wrote:
>>>> That said, this is likely something that can be corrected by minor fixes
>>>> to the file.  If you open the file up in mkvmerge, what does it report
>>>> the video's framerate as?
>>> Opening the file in mkvmerge GUI (4.60) didn't give any information
>>> about frame rate, but viewing the file with mediainfo shows:
>>> Original display aspect ratio : 16:9
>>> Frame rate : 29.970 fps
>>> Standard : NTSC
>>> Resolution : 8 bits
>> Pull the existing file into mkvmerge, select the video stream, and under
>> 'format specific options', set the FPS to 24000/1001.  See if the
>> resulting file behaves properly.
> Well, what d'ya know?  This worked!  Mostly.
> I ran my copy of Adjustment Bureau through mkvmerge with your suggestion
> and then tested it.  It cured the problem of pauses resuming at a
> different location in the movie.  That's terrific!  However, the "Time
> Remaining" barometer still showed incorrect time remaining.  For me,
> that's relatively minor.  Thanks for the tip!
> I wonder if there's a way to combine the two steps of using makemkv
> followed by mkvmerge?

I believe that they are both runnable from the command line, so  a
simple script should be able to do one followed by the other.

OTOH you might like to report this to the mkvmerge people.

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