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MKV File Format

MKV stands for Matroska video, Matroska is the extensible open standard Audio/Video container like AVI, MP4, MPG, ASF, RM, MOV.

File Format Description

MKV file format: or .MKV files, Generally Matroska files, as well those containing audio ( movies ) or video only. .MKV file is an envelope for which there can be many audio, video and subtitles screams, allowing the user to store a complete movie with subtitles or CD in a single file.

MKV now has become popular in the cartoon and anime fan-subbing community (where users create subtitles) since it supports multiple audio and subtitle tracks in the same container, MKV (.MKV) , a new video and audio container format similar to AVI, one of compression formats, but with several new features like support for OGG audio, Variable Frame rate Video. It aims to become the standard of multimedia container formats.

Causes of Failed Playback

Though MKV format is getting more and more popular, not all media players and devices support MKV. Besides, since MKV is a container format which can include multiple video/audio tracks and subtitles, etc, if there's any element not recognized by the player/device, it would be failed to be played back. To solve this problem, you can install the needed add-ons/plug-ins. Or you can turn to another video player which supports the codec. Know More>>

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