How to open file with MKV extension?

Basic information about MKV file

File MKV is one of the files of the Video Files category. Its full name is Matroska Video File . File format MKV was created by Matroska. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file MKV sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a MKV file, you will definitely find it here.
MKV file description

When reading the heading you will think that .MKV are video files. But, this is not the truth - it is not an video file format as well. In fact, .MKV files are multimedia container format files. This means that a file with this extension can encompass audio, video and even subtitles at one file. Of course, they might be using different kinds of encoding, but everything is contained in a single .MKV file. This is a file format that can hold unlimited number of subtitle tracks, pictures, video, and audio content. The purpose of this file format is to serve a universal format to store multimedia contents like television shows and movies.

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Conversion of a MKV file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the MKV extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of MKV file conversion to a different format.
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the MKV file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the MKV file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the MKV file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the MKV file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the MKV file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the MKV file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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