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How to open a file with .mkv extension?
File type: Video file type
Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP
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"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.
What is .mkv file extension?

The .mkv file extension is related to Matroska Video File which is a multimedia container format. This essentially means that it is a container that can incorporate audio, video, and subtitles into a single file even if they use a different type of encoding. MKV files were designed taking care of the future requirements, which means that the MKV files would not become archaic. For this reason, there were numerous key features which were incorporated in the MKV files that would not make the format outdated. These features include fast seeking, chapter points, menu, and rich metadata support comprising ratings, descriptions etc., choice of selecting different audio and video streams, online streaming compatibility, multilingual subtitle support, and error recovery (playback of corrupt files).As MKV is not the industry standard, not all media players support it, though the support is speedily on the rise. There are two options for playing MKV files viz. using a MKV compatible media player or downloading the suitable codecs. The MKV container itself supports almost all the audio and video format, which is the reason that makes this format preferable and easy to use.

Windows Desktop Software that can be used to open .mkv files:
CyberLink PowerDVD 14, DivX 7 for Windows, KM Player, Media Player Classic, VideoLAN VLC media player , File Viewer Lite, CyberLink PowerDVD 15, Nero 2015, BS.Player, KMPlayer, MPlayer.

Mac OS Software that can be used to open .mkv files:
DivX 7 for Mac, Roxio Popcorn, VideoLAN VLC media player , Eltima Elmedia Player, ShedWorx Smart Converter, MPlayer.

Android Software that can be used to open .mkv files:
BSPlayer, MKV Amp Player, VLC for android .

Windows Mobile Software that can be used to open .mkv files:
MKV Viewer , Video Explorer (Requires installation of FREE Pro Codec Pack to enable MKV support).

iOS Software that can be used to open .mkv files:
flex:player, HD MKV Player , PlayerXtreme.

Linux Software that can be used to open .mkv files:
VideoLAN VLC media player , MPlayer.