This is a special type of software player that features a built-in MKV codec that makes it possible for users to play MKV files as well as AVI files, MP4 and files of other types. The software is based on the open source VLC Player and supports basic video playback operation.
The video player is completely free to download and use. It is also very easy to use MKV Player, which is mostly due to the fact that there are few configuration options to have to get to grips with, although those who need a little extra assistance should note that there is no tutorial.
The MKV file format is based on an open standard container that makes it possible to store a large number of files such as video files, audio, pictures and subtitle tracks. It is also known as a Matroska file and can be used as an alternative to MP4 and AVI formats.
In order to play MKV files on a PC it is necessary to obtain a codec to decode the files. This is because the files are compressed and once they have been decoded both video and audio files will run on a PC smoothly and conveniently.
The full range of codecs that are required to run MKV Player are available from the Matroska team. While there are lots of different options to choose from, one of the best is a coded pack, which is a collection of all the most common decoding drives that are sourced from around the world.
Windows 10 is fully compatible with MKV as well as FLCA files, which means that there is no need for people who are using Windows 10 to download and install MKV Player. However, people who are using Windows 7 or older play find that the software is a useful tool.
People who are looking for an easy way to play all of the different types of MKV files will find that MKV Player is an excellent option. The software works in the same way as VLC player, with the added bonus that it is also able to play AVI and MP4 files, making it a one stop solution.
Direct Show parser filter that comes as part of Media Player Classic can be used to seamlessly switch between multiple audio streams. While the programme supports the majority of MKV files, people who are trying to play a file that is not supported by Media Player Classic should download and install MKV Player.
If an MKV file will not play, it is usually because the video and audio codecs that are required are missing. These codecs are created exclusively by the Matroska team. And codecs packages that include all files can be downloaded from their website.
A version of MKV Player has been created as a handy app that is available to download from the Google Play store and runs smoothly with Android. Users can also use the programme to convert the MKV file to the format of their choice on their PC if they prefer and then install the file on their Android device.