Open MKV file

The most common choise: Matroska Video

How to open Matroska Video .mkv files

mkv file icon Have you had trouble opening the mkv file on your computer? What are mkv files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is mkv file?

mkv files are videos in Matroska format. This open-source video format is commonly used for HD movies and is compatible with nearly all media players due to its widespread support.

Matroska Video description

MKV file, or Matroska Video file, is an open standard free container format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.

It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. MKV files are similar to other formats such as AVI and MP4, but one of its main advantages is the ability to incorporate SRT subtitle files within the video file itself.

Suggested software to open mkv file

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

VLC media player for Android

Android version of the popular VLC Media Player

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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