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Matroska is usually found as .mkv files (matroska
video).whenever you play a movie on your PC, without even noticing
it, you are always playing at least one video stream and one audio
stream at the same time. As it is not very practible to have to
handle 2 different files for that, lets say an MP3 audio file and
another file containing the video, you pack both into a single file
by using a so-called container format file, comparable to a ZIP
file. This container and the software coming with it take care of a
lot of important functions, like the correct timing of the audio
and video playback when the file is played ( opened ). ZIP or RAR
could be a perfect container to pack one or more audio/video
streams together into one single file for distribution, but WinZIP
certainly wouldnt care about the correct timing of the these
streams on playback ...
Known containers are the good old AVI ( most DivX movies you will
get will have an .avi extension ), or the MPEG container ( .mpg ,
.mpeg ), Quicktime ( .mov ), Realmedia ( .rm ), MP4 ( .mp4 ), etc.
The matroska project is a free, opensource alternative to all of
them, and aiming to be able to offer a lot of features that others
dont have have ( look at their homepage again ).
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