Details of the .mkv file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .mkv file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .mkv file?
- What program do I need to open a .mkv file?
- How can the .mkv file be opened, edited or printed?
- Where can I find the specifications for .mkv?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .mkv extension?
- How can I convert .mkv files to another format?
- What are other, similar filename extensions to .mkv?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
MKV file is a Matroska Video container. Matroska is a project to develop an open source multimedia container format similar to Apple's QuickTime, MPEG's MP4 or Microsoft's Advanced Streaming Format.
Other types of files may also use the .mkv file extension.
The .mkv file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .mkv file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .mkv file association, check the FAQ.
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