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Posted on May 27, 2015 in Convert DVDs, Multimedia | 0 comments

MakeMKV Tutorial 3 – Playing MKV files

MKV is a popular format due to its flexibility. It’s ideal for converting DVDs as it supports multiple audio and subtitle tracks as well as high quality video. Unfortunately, being a newer format it isn’t usually supported on Windows without installing some additional software. In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how you can configure your Windows system (desktop or tablet) to play MKV videos.

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Additional notes

You can download the Combined Community Codec Pack here.

MKV files will play on most modern devices, for reference, here are some links to popular players for other devices.

Click here for a list of MKV player software for iOS (Apple) devices.

VLC player (as seen in the video) is ideal for playing MKV files and is also available for Android, OSX (Apple Mac) and Linux powered computers.

If you’re using an older smartphone, you may find you need to convert your MKV files to a different format and/or a lower bit-rate. You can do that for free using Freemake Video Converter.

If you need to play a DVD on your PC while reviewing your MKV files, see this tutorial.

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