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MKV File Extension

MKV file extension is created by Matroska, also known as Matroska Video File. MKV has been classified as Video Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open MKV files in Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac program.

Matroska Video File Type

Matroska Video File Type
Extension .mkv
Developer Matroska
Popularity 5.0 (9964 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac
Category Video Files
Format Binary
Updated 4/1/2024

What is a MKV File Type?

The Matroska multimedia container format is open source and was first published in December 2002. It is similar to .AVI, .ASF and .MOV and can contain n' any number of tracks video, audio, image and under @-@title. Multimedia files that use the Matroska container format and store one or more tracks are known as video files Matroska, and are distinguished by l' extension of .mkv file.

Although often used to store short video clips, TV shows and movies, the MKV format has become popular in the d'fan community; anime-subbing. Many of these users create sub-titles and the format MKV is particularly useful since it supports several audio tracks and titled-in the same file.

The name Matroska comes from the Russian Matryoshka doll, which contains many little nested dolls of the same shape.

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Free online MKV Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .MKV (Matroska Video File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to MKV, merge, split and compare the MKV files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

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MKV Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Matroska Video File .MKV File Extensions while opening the .MKV files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open MKV Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Matroska Video File on your system such as Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.
  2. Associate default Aiseesoft Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac program for *.mkv (Matroska Video File) files.

    Associate MKV Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.MKV (e.g example.mkv) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Aiseesoft Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .mkv files.

    Associate MKV Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.MKV (e.g example.mkv) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Aiseesoft Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for MKV File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the MKV files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open MKV File on Windows

Software License Developer
FMJ-Software Awave Studio image. FMJ-Software Awave Studio 10 for Windows Shareware FMJ-Software
Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs image. Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs 1 for Windows Commercial Attractor Mobile Software
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for Windows Commercial Wondershare
Gretech GOM Player image. Gretech GOM Player 2 for Windows Freeware Gretech
Media Player Classic image. Media Player Classic 1 for Windows Open Source Media Player Classic
CyberLink Media Suite image. CyberLink Media Suite 16 ULTIMATE for Windows Commercial CyberLink
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for Windows Open Source MPlayer
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows Commercial Nero
Audials One image. Audials One 2018 for Windows Commercial Audials
Corel Pinnacle Studio image. Corel Pinnacle Studio 24 for Windows Commercial Corel
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDVD image. CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerProducer image. CyberLink PowerProducer 6 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for Windows Commercial ShedWorx
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate 9 for Windows Commercial Aiseesoft
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows Commercial Xilisoft
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for Windows Freeware Nullsoft
Microsoft Windows Media Player image. Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Bundled Microsoft
Avid Xpress image. Avid Xpress 5 for Windows Commercial Avid

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MKV File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Caml image. Caml 000 for MacOs Free Caml
Eltima Elmedia Player image. Eltima Elmedia Player 6 for MacOs Freeware Eltima
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for MacOs Commercial Wondershare
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for MacOs Open Source MPlayer
Roxio Popcorn image. Roxio Popcorn 4 for MacOs Commercial Roxio
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs Commercial CyberLink
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for MacOs Commercial ShedWorx
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs Commercial Roxio
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs Commercial Xilisoft
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac 9 for MacOs Commercial Aiseesoft
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for MacOs Freeware Nullsoft
Avid Xpress image. Avid Xpress 5 for MacOs Commercial Avid

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MKV file on Linux

Software License Developer
Caml image. Caml 000 for Linux Free Caml
MPlayer image. MPlayer 1 for Linux Open Source MPlayer

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MKV file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MKV file on iOS

Software License Developer
olimsoft OPlayer image. olimsoft OPlayer 2 for iOS Commercial olimsoft
Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player image. Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player 5 for iOS Freeware Pentaloop

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MKV file on Android

Software License Developer
J2 Interactive MX Player for Android image. J2 Interactive MX Player for Android 1.7 for Android Freeware J2 Interactive
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android Commercial CyberLink
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player image. BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player 2 for Android Freeware BIT LABS
Videolabs VLC for Android image. Videolabs VLC for Android 1 for Android Open Source Videolabs

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

MKV file extension icon image.About MKV - Matroska Video File

FileProInfo is to help you understand about the Matroska Video File with *.MKV suffix, and provide the complete detail as how to open, edit, convert, merge, split and compare it with other related software programs, software download links and free online apps and tools.

Our professional team members at FileProInfo have been individually researched and verified the details for MKV. We want to be 100% accurate and publish the information about file formats, tools, apps and software programs that we have tested and validated.

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Updated 4/1/2024


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