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How to open .mkv file extension?

File Type : Video file type
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What is .mkv file extension?

.mkv file extension is a known file type. This section tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
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this reason, there were numerous key features which were incorporated in the MKV files that would not make the format outdated.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.
You can see a list of software programs below that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .mkv files:

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)
Google Android:
  • BSPlayer
  • MKV Amp Player
  • VLC for android
  • VideoLAN VLC media player
  • MPlayer
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