MKV Player - Frequently asked questions
Q: What is MKV player?
A: MKV Player is a software player which has a built-in MKV codec which allows you to play mkv files.
Q: What is an MKV format?
A: The MKV file format is an open standard container that is able to store large number of files like video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks. It is a Matroska file. A Matroska is an open source container format and an alternative to the popular AVI and MP4 formats. It is better than them in so many areas.
Q: How to play MKV files PC?
A: The MKV files contain video and audio streams and sometime subtitles. The streams are compressed and are produced with an encoder. In order to play mkv files you need a codec which decodes the file.
Q: What is a coded pack?
A: It is a collection of the most common decoding drives in the world.
Q: Will all MKV files made using current tools be compatible with future Matroska software?
A: Files being created with current tools are now spec compliment.
Q: What is the easiest method of playing the MKV files?
A: The VLC is mostly preferred. This is because VLC is a fine player which supports the Matroska and also most video and audio streams that are found in an MKV file.
Q: Does Media Player Classic (MPC) support MKV files?
A: The MPC has its own Direct Show parser filter. It has features like it can switch between multiple audio streams easily.
Q: My MKV file is not playing at all, what is the problem?
A: You should determine what video and audio codecs are required to play the MKV file. One of those softwares include Video Inspector or MatroskaDiag which is a software offered by the Matroska team. If sing a VideoLan Client. Though storing too many filters can lead to terrible playback issues.
Q: Where do you get an MKV codec?
A: The Matroska team offers a whole set of codecs in their full packs though for some they are not allowed to do because of licensing problems.