Did you find or received MKV file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is MKV file extension and how you can open it.

What is a MKV file ext?

MKV is a file extension associated with Matroska Audio/Video files. The MKV file format is part of a project to develop a free and open-source multimedia container file format. Matroska state, on their own site, that the MKV container format is an envelope for which there can be many audio, video and subtitles streams, allowing the user to store a complete movie or CD in a single file. To find out more check out the Matroska.org website.

How to open a MKV file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like MKV. When you double click on the MKV file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received MKV files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with MKV files

Scan the file
Before trying to open MKV files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open MKV files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open MKV file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to MKV by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many MKV file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension MKV you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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