What is MKV

About MKV Format

The MKV extension is Matroska Multimedia Container which is an open standard free container format. As the name implies (the Russian egg-shaped dolls contained within one another) Matroska can contain video (DivX, Xvid, RV9, etc), sound (MP3, MP2, OGG, AC3, AAC, DTS, PCM), as well as subtitles (SRT, ASS, SSA, USF, etc) in the same file. So it allows a complete movie to be stored in a single file. If the container holds only audio files, MKA is used; while subtitles alone are indicated by use of MKS.

The Matroska file format is based on EBML (Extensible Binary Meta Language), a binary derivative of XML. This makes the file extensible, thus allowing more information to be encapsulated in the future as new developments take place, without breaking file support in the old parsers. Other characteristics of Matroska include high error recovery, in-file fast seeking, selectable audio and subtitle streams, streamable over the internet, and Menus (like those on DVDs).

Matroska files, with the extension “.mkv”, may be opened with Matroska Splitter, Windows Media Player, MPlayer, VideoLAN VLC media player, Media Player Classic, Core Media Player, BS Player, Arpa Kolla player, NERO Show Time, Azureus Vuze Media Player, KMPlayer, Totem Movie Player, GOM Player, Zoom Player, ALLPlayer, foobar2000 and PowerDVD. Besides, media centers such as Plex, Boxee, PS3 Media Server and XBMC, and the web browser Google Chrome also have a native MKV support. A number of software tools such as HandBrake and Pinnacle Studio also support Matroska.

Related Software

Leawo Video Converter (MKV Converter): a smart video converting program designed for tackling all conversion problems on all popular video and audio formats like AVI, MP4, DAT, WEBM, RMVB, RM, FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4A, etc. So this software can be taken as a MKV Converter which supports to convert video to MKV format as well as convert MKV to video in other format for extensive uses. MKV video Mac solutions can be also fulfilled with Leawo null (Mac MKV Converter). Besides MKV conversion, the software also endows you with the functions to customize video with features and convert 2D video to 3D video for stereo video enjoyment.

Leawo DVD Ripper (DVD to MKV Ripper): a useful DVD ripping program for users to rip DVD to video in various formats. So with it you can enjoy great convenience to convert DVD to MKV for appreciation. This DVD to MKV Ripper enables you to convert DVD to MKV with fast speed and excellent video quality. 3D MKV as output is also supportable. For Blu-ray to MKV video conversion, Leawo null is accessible.

Related Source
AVI, MP4, RMVB, FLV, WMV, MOV,  Blu-ray, DVD, VLC Player, MPlayer, iMovie, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere

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