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[Solved] Does VLC Play MKV? - Solutions to Fix VLC Play MKV Error

It anwswers the question "Does VLC play MKV?" and gives solutions to fix VLC play MKV error.

- I am seeking for a free video player to play my MKV files. How about VLC? Can it play MKV?
- I get Transformers: Age of Extinction HD MKV file by downloading a movie torrent online. Does VLC play MKV?

As is known, MKV files cannot be played by system media players without a compatible matroska decoder installed. In order to successfully play MKV videos, most of people prefer to make use of professional MKV players. VLC, this open source and cross-platform multimedia player, is very popular among users and powerful on playing DVDs, CDs, various videos, even streams. So, does VLC play MKV? Actually, VLC can easily open MKV files but you may encounter the following problems, no sound and external subtitle not loaded error. If you want to play MKV with VLC smoothly, you need to obtain some great solutions to fix VLC play MKV error.

Tools you may need to fix VLC play MKV error: Free MKV Player, HD MKV Video Converter, "vlc --reset-config"

Best VLC Alternative to Play Any MKV Files Flawlessly – 5KPlayer

Play any HD videos like MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, TS, MOD, as well as MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV and more directly;
Other functions: play all audio file format | play regular and strictly encrypted DVDs | free download videos movies music from 300+ video sites including YouTube, Facebook, etc | stream video movie music from iOS/PC/Mac to PC/Mac, from PC/Mac to Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled speakers, etc.

Solution 1: Play MKV Smoothly with Best VLC Alternative - 5KPlayer

VLC Alternative 5KPlayer

You may be suggested to search for a VLC alternative to play MKV when asking the question "Dose VLC play MKV?" because of VLC playing errors. There are too many MKV players in the market, but the best VLC alternative should accord with some points.

* Plays MKV file smoothly and correctly without sound, subtitle errors and other interruptions.
* Outputs high quality audio system and HD videos.
* 100% clean and safe without any bundled adware, malware, spyware.

5KPlayer, which has all above features, is the best VLC alternative to play MKV files. This totally free and stand-alone multimedia player aims to play HD videos, like MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, various standard videos, music audio files and DVDs at ease. Supporting up to 8 channels, Multi-channel DTS, TrueHD, AC3/Dolby, it can provide excellent sound effects during playing. Moreover, it is very easy to use. You can load MKV files for playback by clicking "Video" button, or dragging & dropping.

Furthermore, you can use 5KPlayer to download movies/soundtrack/videos/music online for free, and stream video audio from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac, or from Mac/PC to Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled speakers, etc. with the built-in AirPlay feature.

See Also:
Free HD Video Player, AVCHD Player, M2TS Player, Fix 'Cannot Play Video on OneDrive' Error, MKV Codec for Windows Media Player

Solution 2: Convert MKV to Better Compatible MP4, AVI, MOV Video Formats

Compared with MKV, the videos formats AVI, MOV, MP4 are more compatible with PC, MAC and portable devices and can be played by VLC more simply. Therefore, it's better to convert MKV to those more common video formats to play MKV with VLC while avoiding sound and subtitle problems.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is top-notch video conversion software, which concentrates on offering simplest and fastest solution to convert any HD/SD videos. It is capable of converting HD MKV to AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV etc, and delivering high video & audio quality.

How to Convert MKV for Playing MKV with VLC?

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe/for Mac:
Covert MKV to AVI, MOV, MP4 etc, on PC/Mac for playback MKV videos smoothly on VLC.

WinX HD Video Converter is a handy application that allows you to convert your video files to High Definition with no effort at all. - Cosmin Anton (Softpedia Editor)
Play MKV with VLC by Converting MKV

Guide to Convert MKV for Playing MKV with VLC on PC/Mac

Step 1. Import the MKV file by hitting "+ Video" icon.
Step 2. Output Profile dialog box pops up once video is completely loaded. Access "PC General Video" in category and select one video format, for example MP4 or AVI.
Step 3. Click browse to set destination folder to save converted MKV video and hit RUN to start conversion.

Tip: if you want to play MKV with VLC on Mac by converting MKV to MOV or MP4, please use Mac version - WinX HD Video Converter for Mac.

Besides converting MKV files, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe also can convert other HD/SD videos like M2TS to AVI, AVCHD to MOV, AVI to MP4, MOV to FLV, download and convert YouTube videos to MP4/AVI/MOV for playback any videos on PC/Mac and portable device.

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If you have trouble in playing MKV videos or other HD/SD videos like M2TS, AVCHD, MPEG, MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. with your current media player (VLC, KMPlayer, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, etc.), the all-in-one powerful 5KPlayer is worth a try.

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