View Full Version : [ubuntu] Sound and Subtitle Problems When Playing MKV Files

January 21st, 2009, 10:58 PM
I am using SMplayer and KMplayer (in which I choose Mplayer) to play MKV video files. My problems are:
In both cases, the sound is messed up when fast/back forwarding.
It seems MKV-embeded subtitle cannot be shown in KMplayer and a nonEnglish subtitle cannot be shown properly in SMplayer.
Thanks for help!

January 21st, 2009, 11:45 PM
If you're using mplayer 1.0rc2 try to update it. You can find a recent version here: https://launchpad.net/~rvm/+archive

Otherwise try to change the demuxer. In smplayer you can do it in Options->View info & properties->Demuxer. Change it from "mkv" to "lavf" or vice versa.

January 22nd, 2009, 05:50 AM
Thanks! I read the page you linked but could you tell me how to upgrade?

January 22nd, 2009, 10:57 AM
You can download from there individual packages (click on the mplayer links) but maybe the easiest would be to add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/ubuntu intrepid main

Or if you use hardy, this one:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/ubuntu hardy main

Then run these commands from a terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mplayer

January 23rd, 2009, 04:02 AM
Thanks anyway. The problems still remain.