What is MKV? MKV Quick Learn

Basic Info
Filename extension: .MKV
Category: Video File
Developer: Matroska

Introduction- What is MKV

A .MKV file is a Matroska video/audio multimedia file. It is a container like MOV and AVI, providing support for a huge number of different video, audio and subtitles compression formats. Its popularity is partly due to the incredible support for several subtitle formats including SRT, SSA and USF text subtitles, or VobSub streams coming directly from the DVD.

Compatible Facts with MKV files

MKV is not that widely used as MP4, thus you may find it’s hard to enjoy it on the go. So here we list all the applications, website and devices that are compatible with MKV.

Programs that open .MKV files

Windows Version
Mac Version
VideoLAN VLC Media Player VideoLAN VLC Media Player
GOM Media Player GOM Media Player
KMPlayer KMPlayer
CyberLink PowerDVD 14 CyberLink PowerDVD 14
Format Factory Format Factory
VideoLAN VLC Media Player VideoLAN VLC Media Player
DivX PlayerDivX Player

Websites that support .MKV files

Dailymotion Facebook

Is it necessary to convert MKV format?

As you see, although there are some media players can support MKV videos, a lot of limits and potential troubles exist still. The basic reason is the complex codecs contained in a MKV file. So you have an MKV file and you just can’t get it to play whatever you do? A good solution is to convert MKV to more common video formats.


Brorsoft Video Converter (Windows/Mac)Much more than a converter – Convert, play, edit, enhance, organize, capture in over 150 formats.

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