Open MKV File Format – Programs, How to view and convert online

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):


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.

Programs that open mkv file:

  • Aimersoft iTransfer for Mac
  • Aimersoft iTransfer for Windows
  • ALLPlayer
  • Any Video Converter FREE
  • AviDemux (multiplatform software)
  • ConvertXtoDVD
  • FLV Crunch (Apple OS X)
  • Free Studio
  • Freemake
  • HandBrake
  • HandBrake for Linux (Linux)
  • HandBrake for Mac
  • ImTOO DPG Converter
  • iVI – iTunes Video Importer (Apple OS X)
  • MediaCell
  • MediaCoder
  • 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
  • Movavi VideoSuite Personal
  • MPlayer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wondershare Video Converter for Mac
  • Xilisoft iPhone Ringtone Maker for Mac
  • Xilisoft Video Converter (Microsoft Windows)
  • Xine (Linux)


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