Open .mkv file Extension

File Type : Video file type

Compatible with: (Mac OSX 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

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ExtensionSmallImg What is .mkv file?

The .mkv file extension is related to Matroska Video File which is a multimedia container format. This essentially means that it is a container that can incorporate audio, video, and subtitles into a single file even if they use a different type of encoding. MKV files were designed taking care of the future requirements, which means that the MKV files would not become archaic. For this reason, there were numerous key features which were incorporated in the MKV files that would not make the format outdated. These features include fast seeking, chapter points, menu, and rich metadata support comprising ratings, descriptions etc., choice of selecting different audio and video streams, online streaming compatibility, multilingual subtitle support, and error recovery (playback of corrupt files). As MKV is not the industry standard, not all media players support it, though the support is speedily on the rise. There are two options for playing MKV files viz. using a MKV compatible media player or downloading the suitable codecs. The MKV container itself supports almost all the audio and video format, which is the reason that makes this format preferable and easy to use.

Recommended Software Programs to open .mkv file

Apple Mac OS X:
  • DivX 7 for Mac
  • Roxio Popcorn
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • Eltima Elmedia Player
  • ShedWorx Smart Converter
  • MPlayer
Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):
  • flex:player
  • HD MKV Player
  • PlayerXtreme
Google Android:
  • BSPlayer
  • MKV Amp Player
  • VLC for android
Microsoft Windows:
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 14
  • DivX 7 for Windows
  • KM Player
  • Media Player Classic
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • File Viewer Lite
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 15
  • Nero 2015
  • BS.Player
  • KMPlayer
  • MPlayer
Windows Mobile:
  • MKV Viewer
  • Video Explorer (Requires installation of FREE Pro Codec Pack to enable MKV support)
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • MPlayer