Is it possible for MKV files to store regional specific data and play different music because of your region?

by on January 26, 2009

Q: I have a series of Anime called dragonball Z that I downloaded. It is the remastered version of the anime and they are in the format of .MKV.

First I downloaded an MKV player but then decided to watch them in media player as they also worked with it. I reformatted today and decided to download a differnt MKV player and when I played a dragonball Z episode I noticed that the soundtrack had changed, so I opened it in media player and the soundtrack changed yet again. I noticed that in the new MKV player the soundtrack had concerted to the American one but all the voiced where the same. On media Player it played the Japanese soundtrack but still had the normal voices.

I am really freaked out about this. My only guess is that some how the file differs in region codecs in a different media player, but then agian I already downloaded the files and there shouldn’t be a difference just because I use a differnt player. Please does any on know is going on?


One Response to “Is it possible for MKV files to store regional specific data and play different music because of your region?”
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    The anime MKV files you’ve downloaded actually have multiple audio tracks and subtitles, similar to a DVD. Some video player software don’t handle this very well, so you might see some players auto selecting the audio track you don’t want to listen to.

    I highly recommend you download and install VLC media player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    It has all the required codecs built in, and allows you to switch audio tracks and subtitles right from the menu. Best of all, it’s completely free.