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MKA File Extension

Matroska Audio Format
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What is MKA file?

MKA filename suffix is mostly used for Matroska Audio Format files. Matroska Audio Format format was developed by Matroska. MKA files are supported by software applications available for devices running Android, Linux, Mac OS, Windows. MKA file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 771 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling MKA files is MPlayer, but users can choose among 14 different programs that support this file format. Software named MPlayer was created by The MPlayer Team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MKA files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MKA file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open MKA files divided into 4 categories according to system platform supported. Files with MKA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with MKA extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MKA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with MKA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install MPlayer software

Install software to open MKA file Problems with opening and working with MKA files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with MKA files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install MPlayer or one to the listed programs: Media Player Classic, Free Audio Converter, BS.Player. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download MPlayer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit The MPlayer Team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update MPlayer to the latest version

Update software that support file extension MKAIf you already have MPlayer installed on your systems and MKA files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why MKA files are not compatible with MPlayer. The most recent version of MPlayer is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign MPlayer to MKA files

After installing MPlayer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open MKA files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with MKA file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the MKA file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where MPlayer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open MKA files and clicking OK.
Associate software with MKA file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected MKA file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with MKA extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the MKA for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper MKA file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check MKA file for viruses
1. Check the MKA file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the MKA is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the MKA file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the MKA file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic MKA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with MKA extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open MPlayer

If the systems has insufficient resources to open MKA files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Matroska Audio Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MKA files.

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