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Can I get PE11 to recognise mkv file?

Sep 4, 2013 4:29 PM

I just downloaded two copies of the same video.   One is 720p.HDTV.x264-EVOLVE, coming in at 593MB.  It's absolutely brilliant, sharp and crisp-clear, beautiful quality.  The other version is hdtv.x264-2hd, MP4, at 178 MB.


The latter is good enough, you can watch it, but heavens, you sure notice the detail is lacking, the image noticeably fuzzier.


I wanted to see if I could import the former into PE11 and output it in a standard format, usual for PE11, only in a smaller file, but find that PE11 only recognises the latter format.  I do actually have software from which could certainly do the job, but I don't suppose the result would be any better than the MP4 file aforementioned.


I've read up a bit about mkv files on wikipedia, but I wondered if PE11 could be made to import it.


What I really want to do is upload the file to my Dropbox (not You Tube or any of the other similar websites) for some friends to see.   They don't all have large bandwidths however.


Thanks once more for help



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    Sep 4, 2013 4:36 PM   in reply to gbrmk

    I think these are for Premiere Pro, but also apply to Premiere Elements


    MKV is NOT supported

    -and more


    -and a possible solution

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    Sep 4, 2013 6:22 PM   in reply to gbrmk



    Were you supposed to be on vacation?


    I am in the process of writing a reply to your questions of the different file format for your other thread. But, since you were on vacation, I thought that I had more time to put that together. Coming attraction...with video formats you need to make the distinction between when something like mention of .mp4 is referring to the video compression (codec) or to the file extension (the wrapper format for the video and audio compression et al).


    For your immediate questions...


    If I understand correctly the file with the .mkv file extension is 720p (1280 x 720 @ ? progressive frames per second). Let us put that aside unless we want to go into file conversion.


    What is that "hdtv.x264-2hd, MP4"? Probably H.264 (maybe AVCHD which is represented as MPEG4 AVC/H.264), .mp4 extension, frame size (1920 x 1080), and frame rate ? interlaced or progressive?


    Take a look at a Publish+Share/Computer/Windows Media/ for a HD .wmv version.

    Video Compression = Windows Media Video 9

    Audio Compression = Windows Media Audio 10 Professional

    Use the preset = 720 x 480 16x9 29.97 or 720 x 576 25 whatever frame rate is appropriate to gain access to the Advanced Button/Video Tab and Audio Tab where you will customize your export settings for your HD .wmv. Experiment with the bitrate to max the quality without making the file size prohibitive.


    Just a preliminary thought for now.



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