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format file mkv

What is a mkv file and how do I open a mkv file?

An MKV, or Matroska file, is created in an open source container format and is an alternative to AVI and MP4 video and audio formats. MKV files contain compressed video and audio streams produced with an encoder. The MKV video format is popular in the anime community because it supports multiple audio and subtitle tracks in the same file. A codec, or decoder, is required to play MKV files. Several players, such as DivX Player, support MKV files on both Mac and Windows systems. They can also be viewed on mobile devices such as Palm, Symbian and Pocket PC using CorePlayer Mobile software.

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Detail mkv file extension information:
File Type: mkv
File Format: Matroska Video File
Primary Association: Digital Video Files