Open MKV File Format – Programs and How to

MKV is Matroska video-audio multimedia file. Let’s see its definition, linked programs information and how to open mkv files.



  1. Search for the .mkv file in your device
  2. Double click on it
  3. Select open with option
  4. From the drop down list of apps and software select the viewer, app or program.
  5. If there is not any viewer in your device or computer. Then you will have to download one of the programs we mentioned in the previous section.

How to Open MKV Files

The File extension mkv is used by the following type(s):


type description:
Default file extension for .mkv file type:
Matroska video-audio multimedia file
MKV suffix is related to Matroska video format, often used for HD movies. You can play it in any current media player.
that open mkv file:
Aimersoft iTransfer for Mac (Apple OS X)
Aimersoft iTransfer for Windows (Microsoft Windows)
Any Video Converter FREE
AviDemux (multiplatform software)
ConvertXtoDVD (Microsoft Windows)
FLV Crunch (Apple OS X)
Free Studio (Microsoft Windows)
Freemake Video Converter (Microsoft Windows)
HandBrake (Microsoft Windows)
HandBrake for Linux (Linux)
HandBrake for Mac (Apple OS X)
ImTOO DPG Converter (Microsoft Windows)
iVI – iTunes Video Importer (Apple OS X)
MediaCell Video Converter (Microsoft Windows)
Miro Video Converter
Miro Video Converter for Mac (Apple OS X)
MKVtoolnix (multiplatform software)
Movavi Video Converter for Mac Personal (Apple OS X)
Movavi Video Converter Personal (Microsoft Windows)
Movavi VideoSuite Personal (Microsoft Windows)
MPlayer (Microsoft Windows)
MPlayer for Linux (Linux)
MPlayer for Mac (Apple OS X)
Nero Multimedia Suite (Microsoft Windows)
OPlayer HD (iOS)
Plex Media Center for OS X (Apple OS X)
Portable VLC Media Player (Microsoft Windows)
Smart Converter (Apple OS X)
Sothink Movie DVD Maker (Microsoft Windows)
The Core Media Player (Microsoft Windows)
Totem (Linux)
Transcoder (Linux)
USB Flash Drive for iOS (iOS)
VLC media player (Microsoft Windows)
VLC media player for Linux (Linux)
VLC media player for Mac (Apple OS X)
WonderShare DVD Slideshow Builder (Microsoft Windows)
Wondershare Video Converter for Mac (Apple OS X)
Xilisoft iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac (Apple OS X)
Xilisoft Video Converter (Microsoft Windows)
Xine (Linux)