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File Extension .MKV Details

This page contains details for file extension .MKV. There may be multiple entries on this page. And because there are many associations for a same file extension, not all of them are listed here. This page contains 1 record(s) for file extension .MKV.

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Extension: MKV
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
Matroska Video Stream Matroska Association
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Matroska multimedia container format. Based on EBML (Binary Meta Language Expanded), binary XML derivative. This is a container, not the CODEC. May contain multiple video tracks, as well as a few audio and subtitle tracks, in various formats. Can have attachements as JPEG, song lyrics, DirectShow decoder filter or other decoders, etc.

General Info

  • If the extension in the form .??_ the file is probably a compressed file and part of an install routine.
  • If the file is an audio file with any three-character extension it may be a dictation file. The file could likewise be a dictation file in TrueSpeech format. Use Windows Sound Recorder and/or Media Player to play these back.
  • If the extension you are looking for has a number at the end or is only a number, consider replace the number using zero or one as some programs produce numbered split files but only the first entry is in the database.

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