What is MKV
MKV extension is abbreviated from Matroska Multimedia Container. Matroska is an English word derived from the Russian one - Matryoshka, which stands for a nesting doll (the Russian doll within a doll, aka a babushka doll). This is a play on the container type of the matryoshka doll, i.e. media within a form of media compared to doll within a doll.
MKV is an open standard free Container format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside one file. It is intended to serve as an all-purpose format to store common multimedia content, such as movies or TV shows. There are two file types of Matroska container: MKV extension is for video and audio files and MKA extension is for audio-only files.
How to play MKV on Mac with Elmedia Player
Download free Elmedia Player to your Mac right from this page by clicking "Download" button. Run the DMG and drag Elmedia Player file to your Applications folder.
It is very easy to install Mac media player following its setup steps (e.g. updating the plugins that are needed for correct playback of some videos). To play MKV on Mac it is enough to update Perian plugin, but it is rather recommended updating all offered plugins in case you decide to play other videos and movies too.
Now you can add the MKV files you'd like to watch to Elmedia MKV player for Mac library using one of the following options:
* Drag the selected MKV files to the application window or on its icon in the dock.
* Right-click an MKV file in Finder and select the "Open With" menu option. Choose Elmedia Player as an application which will play the selected file.
* Choose "File" from Elmedia Player's Main menu, then "Add to Library" option.
Enjoy the screening!
With Elmedia Player you can play MKV files on Mac with no hassle and simply have a nice time! Be in the know that with Elmedia Player you can watch not only MKV movies, but other various file formats too: e.g. FLV, SWF, XAP (Silverlight), RM and RV (Real), MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc.