Do you own a Mac? Then you got to be very proud of your acquirement because it is considered as one of the best laptops in the world. However, there are few applications and files that can give you little trouble when opening and might not open in some cases. The MKV extension is known as Matroska Multimedia Container.
Matroska is actually an English word which is derived from Russian Matryoshka. It means a nesting doll. The MKV file is an open standard free container format. The file can store unlimited number of videos, pictures or subtitle tracks, and audios in one file. The format ensures that it serves as an all-purpose format which can enable storing common multimedia content including movies or TV shows.
Two kinds of Matroska container formats are found which include the MKV extension is for audio and video files and MKA extension for audio-only files.
In this article we will read about converting the MKV player for Mac.
Download and install the Elmedia player
You will want to download the free Elmedia Player on your Mac. You can do that by clicking on the download button. It is available on their web page. You will then want to run the DMG and then drag the Elmedia Player on your Applications folder.
Play movies using the Elmedia player
Now you must add the MKV files which you like to view using the Elmedia MKV player for you Mac library.
They can be performed using any of the following options:
- You should drag the selected MKV files on the application window.
- You can drag the files on the icon in the dock.
- You can also right-click on the MKV file which is present in the Finder and then select the Open With menu option.
- You can then choose Elmedia Player to play the file which you have selected.
- You can then select the file from the main menu of the Elmedia Player and then use the Open option.
Enjoy the screening
As you can see, using the Elmedia Player you can now play the many MKV files on your Mac without any problems. You will want to know that you not only use the Elmedia Player to watch MKV movies, but different other file formats including SWF, FLV, RM and RV (Real), XAP (Silverlight), MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc.
Hope you found this article on playing the MKV file on your Mac useful. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and enjoy the files using the Elmedia player.