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SOLVED (Can't get h264 MKV to open in VirtualDub)

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JEDIT: Problem solved by installing the K-lite Codec Pack. Original post left below for posterity.


It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I don’t remember having this much trouble.

I’m trying to convert a few different files (Harmy’s ROTJ v2.5, the 2011 ROTJ Blu-Ray, and the 2011 Blu-Ray deleted scenes) into Lagarith using VirtualDub.

I’m starting with the Harmy 2.5 since that’s gonna be my primary source (this is for a proof-of-concept rough restructuring of ROTJ as discussed in the edits section), so I don’t know yet if I’ll have the same trouble with the Blu-Ray (haven’t even ripped the discs to my hard drive yet).

So I used mkvtoolnix to make a new MKV with just the 2.5 video stream, used tsmuxer to demux the DTS-HD track I’ll be using, and used eac3to to convert the DTS-HD to WAV. So far, so good.

So now I’ve made an avisynth script to open my MKV in VirtualDub to convert, but every time I try I get this error:

Avisynth open failure:
DirectShowSource: Could not open as video or audio.

Video returned: “DirectShowSource: couldn’t open file D:\JediDesp.mkv:
Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported.”

Audio returned: “DirectShowSource: couldn’t open file D:\JediDesp.mkv:
Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported.”

(D:\JediDesp.avs, line 1)

My Avisynth script reads:

DirectShowSource(“D:\JediDesp.mkv”, fps=23.976)

I’ve tried it without the fps tag at the end, too.

Any suggestions? I’ve tried opening the MKV directly in VirtualDubMod and it just crashes, and I’ve tried all this with the non-remuxed file with all the audio tracks and chapters included, too.

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Update: same story for the ripped Blu-Ray (movie and deleted scene). Ugh.

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