The famous full pack will not only allow playing matroska media files (.mkv and .mka), but it will also allow playback of most modern video formats on any DirectShow player, even with WMP 6.4/7/8/9 (Windows Mediaplayer).
For this reason the Matroska Pack Full has gathered some attention from the video compression scene, and has established itself as a very slim and intelligent alternative to the usually overloaded codec packs out there. Most of the hard work is being done by the great ffdshow decoder Filter based on FFmpeg and enabling playback of
· DivX 3/4/5 · XviD · WMV7/8 · H.264 (MPEG4 AVC)
but the pack also adds playback support for
· Vorbis using FFDShow (for Ogg Vorbis audio files, install also the Ogg Splitter from Tobias Waldvogel) · AAC and AAC+SBR (HE-AAC) audio, using FFDShow · AC3 audio, using FFDShow · FLAC Lossless Audio, using FFDShow · Wavpack another lossless audio codec supporting Hybrid mode (with + without loss) · TTA another lossless audio codec · Subtitles, using vsfilter (DVobSub)