Lazy Man's MKV includes a collection of audio and video filters aimed to facilitate the processing of Matroska (MKV) files. It was designed for users who prefer a simpler, more purpose-oriented codec installation procedure.
The efficiency of the Matroska format is proved by the capability of integrating an unlimited number of media files, together with subtitles in a single container. Sporting a high level of robustness and flexibility, it’s used predominantly in the post-production process of movies and TV shows.
As any other video container, Matroska files are built using several encoding algorithms and as such, MKV playback is conditioned by the presence of decoders. These can be easily deployed on a system via a codec pack that installs several filters with the purpose of interpreting the encoded content.
Since there’s no shortage of this kind of software in today’s market, deciding which codec pack is more suitable is a matter that depends on several aspects. However, if you’re looking for a solution that can facilitate MKV playback quickly, one of the choices is Lazy Man's MKV.
What differentiates this codec pack from the others is its small size, the simplicity that characterizes the installation process and the low number of filters included in the package. This makes it a purpose-oriented filter collection, one that targets the MKV format, in particular.
Lazy Man's MKV includes a Matroska splitter, the VSFilter (now known as DirectVobSub), a RealMedia Splitter and Core Vorbis for audio playback. The trouble is that these are brought to you in an outdated version, resulting in a questionable success rate.
In fact, the whole codec package is very old and doesn’t sport the requirements of modern MKV technology. Taking into consideration that it has been a few years since the last revision, the possibility of bringing the package up to date is very low.
In the light of these facts, we can’t afford to recommend Lazy Man's MKV until a fresh upate is issued.