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File TypeMatroska Video File

DeveloperMatroska
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CategoryVideo Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is an MKV file?

An MKV file is a video container format similar to the .AVI, .ASF, and .MOV formats. The file supports several types of audio and video codecs and may include .SRT, .SSA, or .USF (Universal Subtitle Format) subtitles. It also supports VobSub subtitles from DVDs.

More Information

The Matroska video format has become popular in the anime fan-subbing community (where users create subtitles) since it supports multiple audio and subtitle tracks in the same file.

DivX Player supports MKV files on both Mac and Windows systems. MKV files can also be played on Palm, Symbian, and Pocket PC mobile devices using the CorePlayer Mobile software.

Programs that open MKV files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
CyberLink PowerDVD 15
Nero 2015
DivX 7 for Windows
Media Player Classic
VideoLAN VLC media player
BS.Player
KMPlayer
MPlayer
Wondershare Video Converter Pro 8
Mac
Roxio Popcorn
Eltima Elmedia Player
ShedWorx Smart Converter
DivX 7 for Mac
MPlayer
VideoLAN VLC media player
Linux
VideoLAN VLC media player
MPlayer
iOS
olimsoft OPlayer
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player
Android
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player
Videolabs VLC for Android
Updated 3/31/2016