An MKV (Matroska Video) file is not your regular video and audio compression format. An MKV file is an open source container format. It is a general-purpose audio and video container and a competing format to the more popular AVI and MP4 formats (Learn how to convert MKV to AVI or Convert MKV to MP4 format). With its futuristic designapproach, it can provide support for a vast number of audio, video and subtitle compression formats. Its features exceed even those of AVI and MP4 files.
An MKV file contains compressed video and audio streams along with an encoder. A codec or Coder/Decoder is required to play this type of file - free download MKV codec pack. MKV aims to be the leading standard for multimedia container formats. It is based on EBML (Extensible Binary Meta Language), a subclass of XML.
At times you need MKV Converter Software
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is most popular MKV Converter software. It fully supports Multi-core CPU (i3, i5, i7), and armed with Hyper Threading Technology (Converting MKV by multi threads at the same time, speed up the conversion timely). That is why WinX MKV converter program can be the fastest solution in the current market. Free Download to Experience>>
Other Tips about MKV file
1. Convert M2TS to MKV: allows you make HD video source from internet to digital content that playable upon your Blu-ray player and PS3 Xbox.
2. Rip DVD to MKV for digital backup DVD content and watch MKV on PS3 Xbox and Blu-ray player.
3. Convert MKV to AVI, then you can get PC friendly video file to playback on computer smoothly.
4. Convert MKV to MP4, make your MKV video commonly used format on Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad.
Related External Source
: Matroska MKV Video Knowledge from MKV Official Site