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What is MKV

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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.

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How to play MKV files on Mac
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1. Download
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.

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2. Play movies
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 "Open" option.
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3. 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.

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Play MKV files on your Mac with Elmedia Player for Mac easily. It is absolutely free of charge. Elmedia Player is a versatile player for Mac, which can play not only MKV, but other various file types too, e.g.AVI, WMV, DivX, MP4, MPG/MPEG, MOV, XAP, RV and others.

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Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 40.68MB free space
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