MKVfile extension

Matroska Video

Have trouble opening the .mkv extension? Don't panic! This page explains mkv files and suggests programs you may use to open mkv files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is MKV file?

.MKV is a video file that contains several types of audio and video codecs, subtitles in .SRT, .SSA, .USF, VobSub formats and is stored in the format of a container of a set of multimedia files Matroska.

MKV is suitable for storing video files such as movies, TV shows, video clips.


The Matroska multimedia container can hold any quantity of media files - video, audio, images, subtitles. All these files in the container have the extension .MKV.

This format is especially useful for creating subtitles because it supports multiple audio tracks and subtitles in one file.

The .MKV file is converted using VideoLAN VLC, HandBrake and Wondershare Video Converter Pro media players and other video conversion tools in .MP4, .WEBM, .TS, .ASF formats.

How to open MKV file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the mkv extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the mkv file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the mkv file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open MKV files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your mkv file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.