CCCP Project Forums

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Author Topic: mkv "cannot render the file"  (Read 8009 times)


  • Guest
mkv "cannot render the file"
« on: April 08, 2012, 03:54:32 PM »


I followed all the download instructions and am using the 'Media Player Classic', but none of my mkv files will play.  I am having the same issue with VLC media player - there nothing happens when I try to open the file.  Here, I get a message at the bottom of the media player window - "cannot render the file".

I have played the same files on another computer and there they worked fine.  That was with XP and now I have Windows 7.

Below is a log that I created with Insurgent - don't know what any of it means.

Any assisstance will be appreciated.


(click to show/hide)


  • Nomenklatura
  • *
  • Posts: 3366
Re: mkv "cannot render the file"
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 05:33:09 PM »

Please check MediaInfo and do a CRC check for one or two affected files. See below for instructions.
When asking for help, please do the following:
1. Open the video in MPC-HC and tell me what items are listed in the menu: 'Play-> Filters.'
Download the CCCP Insurgent and:
2. Tools > Media Information > "problem file"
3. Tools > Test Render > "problem file"
4. Tools > CRC Check > "problem file"
5. File > Save Log
6. Open the log you just saved in Notepad and copy the entire contents into your next post.


  • Guest
Re: mkv "cannot render the file"
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 02:56:57 PM »

(click to show/hide)

Page created in 0.119 seconds with 19 queries.