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MKV to WMV

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Information about MKV
File extension
mkv
File category
Video
Stands for
Matroska Multimedia Container
Developer
Steve Lhomme
Overview
An unlimited amount of data such as an infinite number of audios, videos, pictures, arbitrary files like XML and subtitle tracks can be stored in MKV files. Although, it has a similar concept that of AVI, MP4; etc., yet, there is one difference. It is an open-source software or has open specifications, whereas, others are different. Furthermore, it allows online streaming and fast seeking which are alluring features. It can be used with ease as it is highly adaptive and can accept any audio and video.
Technical description
Files in MKV format store each track in varied dataline. Files in this format use distinctive extensions for storing the data. The extension .MKV is used only for video files(may have subtitles and audio),.MK3D for stereoscopic video, .MKA and .MKS for audio and subtitles respectively. The codecs that are linked to this format are .SRT, Vobsub, .USF(Universal Subtitle Format) and .SSA; etc. It should be noted that not all the media players support this file format but only selective ones like VLC. Besides this, ‘Matroska' is derived from a Russian word that is ‘Matryoshka’ and it refers to a hollow Russian doll which opens to uncover another doll, this doll then again opens to reveal next doll and the process goes on. Other meanings for this word in Russia are a sailor suit and a female sailor. Technical details in depth are available only for private and commercial use.
Links
wikipedia.org
Information about WMV
File extension
wmv
File category
Video
Stands for
Windows Media Video
Developer
Microsoft
Overview
It is a video format based on the Microsoft Advanced systems format(ASF) and it is a sequel of video codecs. There are three varied codecs for this format. Actual WMA compression technique was developed only for internet streaming applications and it gave tough competition to RealVideo. The other compression techniques include WMV screen and WMV image which are designed for specialized content. These files are compatible with both Mac and Personal computers ;etc. This format attracts companies those want to sell audios and videos online due to DRM technology. This is the most popular among its family members. Interlaced videos can also be played using this video extension. There is an advanced version named WMA 9 which automatically comes into play when video resolution exceeds 300,000 pixels and the bitrate 1000 kbit/sec.
Technical description
It is based on DRM(Direct Rights Management), thereby, it restricts users from making unauthorized copies that are often bought online from stores. HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc are formats for physical delivery which were adapted when WMV version was standardized by the SMPTE(Society of Motion picture and Television Engineers). It is now termed as VC-1. MPEG-4 AVC, AVS and MPEG-4 ASP are other competitors against this format. Furthermore, it can also provide support to the variable bit rate, average bit rate and constant bit rate. It enables makers to use non-square pixels as well. Lastly, it can process videos using frame interpolation in which intermediate animation frames are created between the existing frames.
Links
wikipedia.org
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