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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 videos on Mac
with Elmedia Multiformat Player

1. Purchase the app and open it
Buy Elmedia Multiformat Video Player from Mac App Store. To do that click the price icon (Buy) under the app image. After Elmedia Player was downloaded on your computer, open it.

Download and install Elmedia Player

2. Play your videos
Add your MKV files to Elmedia MKV player in one of several ways (whichever feels more convenient):

  • Drag MKV files onto the app's window or on its Dock icon.
  • Use the right click on your MKV file in Finder to use the "Open With" menu option. Choose Elmedia Player.
  • In Elmedia Player's main menu use "File" and then "Open" option.
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3. Enjoy!
Elmedia Multiformat Player lets you play MKV files on Mac with the highest standards, moreover this player is so versatile you'll probably watch all other videos in it: FLV, RM and RV (Real), MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, and many more.

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Elmedia Multiformat Player can play MKV files on your Mac up to the highest standards. This versatile player for Mac can play not only MKV videos, but also DivX, MPG/MPEG, MOV, XAP, RV and many more.

Elmedia Player for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 40.65MB free space
Version 6.8(1098) () Release notes