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Free MKV Player Downloads

Victoria Nelson, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / July 31, 2013

This set includes some free players that support a wide range of various video and audio formats, including MKV. MKV is an extention for the Matroska video format. This is a multimedia container that merges a number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file.

Download solution synonyms: Free MKV Media Player

These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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VLC media player
VLC media player
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(11536 votes)
Open source

VLC media player is one of the best open-source multimedia players out there. Its great portability features and sleek interface make the player very easy-to-use, so even the inexperienced users can master the program relatively fast. The wide supported format range will also meet the needs of almost any user.

Pros:
  • Highly portable.
  • Easy to use.
  • Improved lossless audio in .mkv files.
  • Lightweight.
  • Open-source.
Cons:
  • A relatively narrow feature range.
  • Bad design.
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Winamp
Winamp
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(4952 votes)
Freeware

Winamp player is designed to cover the large area of video and audio media file types available today. The player comes with various types of new skins and visualization styles and is easier to personalize in both menu style as well as preferences , playlists, bookmarks, history, etc.

Pros:
  • Most audio and video media files are supported.
Cons:
  • If loading a very large file, it will have a small loading period.
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The KMPlayer
The KMPlayer
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(3403 votes)
Freeware

The KMPlayer is a multimedia player that has multiple advanced features and supports a wide range of formats. I was particularly impressed by its tolerance to file errors when it allowed me to play partially downloaded videos without ever showing an error message. It just skipped the missing part and continued to play as though nothing had happened.

Pros:
  • It supports virtually every media format.
  • It allows using internal and external codecs.
  • It has a great-looking interface.
  • It is highly tolerant to file errors.
  • It includes tons of options.
  • It allows playing 3D video.
Cons:
  • The installation is troublesome.
  • The interface is not easy to navigate.
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DivX
DivX
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(572 votes)
Freeware

With DivX you get DivX Converter, DivX Movies, DivX Player, and a Web Player in one bundle. The included player supports various formats of audio and video: DivX, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV. It now comes with a feature called DivX To Go, which formats your videos for playback on any DivX-certified device you have.

Pros:
  • A wide range of supported formats.
  • High-quality video support.
  • Video library management.
  • Integrated video conversion.
Cons:
  • The first thing seen in the interface is the conversion buttons, which distract you and force you to search for the play button for some time at first start.
  • Impossible to check out all program's abilities without a DivX account.
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BSPlayer
BSPlayer
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(781 votes)
Freeware

BSPlayer can help you play multiple multimedia file types. The application has a nice, compact, multi-language interface that is, at the same time, very easy to use. However, probably the main advantage of this player is its low requirement of CPU resources.

Pros:
  • It is easy to use.
  • It has a multi-language skinnable interface.
  • It supports a wide range of formats.
  • It uses few system resources.
  • It can download missing subtitles.
  • It lets you upload subtitles.
  • It has a built-in media library.
  • It supports various media sources.
  • It can play streaming media, like online radio or TV.
  • It can download clips.
Cons:
  • It installs a browser toolbar.
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DivX Player
DivX Player
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(681 votes)
Freeware

The DivX player lets you play compressed digital video. The DivX technology is aimed at letting you view videos on three screens. The screens being the PC display, your TV screen and the mobile devices you carry. The DivX player for Windows makes it simple to view videos on a Windows PC screen. The program is also available for Mac machines.

Pros:
  • The user interface is really clean and quite pleasing.
  • Main controls are like those you would expect on a DVD player.
Cons:
  • No tool tip.
  • Controls could use text help. For example, the control to name a playlist on the lower left of the interface is not exactly intuitive.
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MpcStar
MpcStar
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(289 votes)
Freeware

MpcStar is a program that can play audio or video files. It supports all popular file extensions like .avi, .mp4, .mpeg, .flv, .mkv, .divx, .mov, and many others. The application provides two integrated tools: MpcStar for watching video files and Comet Player for playing audio files.

Pros:
  • Easy to use.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Can play both audio and video files.
  • Supports all popular file extensions.
Cons:
  • Can’t add or edit effects.
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DivX Web Player
DivX Web Player
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(574 votes)
Freeware

DivX Web Player can be used either by web page visitors or web page creators who can take advantage of its embedding features, allowing them to embed videos in web spaces, blogs, or sites. This tool simplifies the experience of video managing with a modest usage of system resources and good quality, which makes it a good choice for online videos.

Pros:
  • Easy to use
  • High quality videos
Cons:
  • Vulnerable to denial of service attacks
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ALLPlayer
ALLPlayer
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(258 votes)
Freeware

ALLPlayer can help you watch video as any other video player. However, it has some features that make it the ideal choice for watching movies with subtitles. In addition to multiple options that allow customizing the way subtitles are shown, it even includes a text-to-speech engine that converts subtitle text into speech.

Pros:
  • It allows multiple operations involving subtitles, such as downloading, customizing, editing and embedding.
  • It supports a wide array of sources and formats.
  • It can fix problems related with codecs.
Cons:
  • It can take some time to master all its features.
  • Some of the captions remain untranslated to English.
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Media Player Codec Pack
Media Player Codec Pack
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(105 votes)
Freeware

The Media Player Codec Pack is a video codec package for Windows systems. It enables Windows Media Player and other compatible players to display different types of video files which normally aren't possible to watch due to the lack of major codecs, filters, plug-ins and splitters.

Pros:
  • Free.
  • Makes any video playable.
  • Play DivX, Xvid, VP6, VP7, CyberLink/Intervideo filter, ac3, more.
  • Full support to Win x64 versions.
Cons:
  • Win Media Player does not recognize FLV.
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XBMC Media Center
XBMC Media Center
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(75 votes)
Open source

XBMC Media Center is like the Windows Media Center. The program is able to manage all types of media files; video, audio, and images. We may add paths of our media files of different categories to access them easily. The program is available free of cost.

Pros:
  • Supports hardware video decoding of various video cards.
  • Open Source.
Cons:
  • Uses a lot of CPU and memory.
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VIO Player
VIO Player
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(5 votes)
Freeware

VIO Player plays the most popular video formats. It plays AVI, MPEG, MKV, MOV, MP4, WMV, & FLV video files. Ever download video files online and had trouble playing them on your computer? That's where VIO comes in handy. VIO can play those downloaded .flv files that you could never play with the standard video players that come pre-installed on your computer.

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DivX Plus Web Player
DivX Plus Web Player
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(107 votes)
Freeware

High-quality video shouldn’t stop at your browser. DivX® Plus Web Player lets you enjoy stunning DivX® and DivX Plus HD (MKV) videos right in your browser , and even enjoy MKV features like multiple audio tracks , subtitles and 5.1 channel AAC audio.

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MKV Player
MKV Player
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(21 votes)
Freeware

MKV files are quite difficult to open as most video players don't have the capability of playing and decoding the Matroska format. One solution would be to try to convert them to a more manageable format but this can be a time-consuming process. A simpler way to solve this issue would be to use a player that was specifically designed to open this type of files, a tool like MKV Player.

Pros:
  • It enables you to easily capture screenshots.
  • It lets you adjust the subtitles.
  • It allows you to create and save playlists.
Cons:
  • Offers to install a toolbar.
  • Offers to install Relevant Knowledge.
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VSO Media Player
VSO Media Player
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(2 votes)
Freeware

As its name clearly suggests, this is a simple yet full-featured media player capable of playing back most video and audio files. However, the program can also play back your DVD and Blu-ray movies, either from physical discs or folders. It can also create and load playlists very easily, all of that and more from a nice interface which includes almost 100 interchangeable skins.

Pros:
  • Its interface includes almost 100 interchangeable skins.
  • Includes its own video and audio codecs.
  • Capable of displaying built-in or external subtitles.
  • Includes a full-featured subtitle editor.
  • Supports both GDI and Direct3D modes.
  • Takes advantage of your video card hardware acceleration and multi-core CPUs.
Cons:
  • Cannot create file type associations.
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Free MKV Player
Free MKV Player
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Freeware

Free MKV Player is a video player that lets you play Matroska Video files. MKV is a great video container. It is an open-source format and it is widely used for the distribution of high-definition content on the Internet. This player works, but it is not the best solution for watching this kind of files.

Pros:
  • It is free.
Cons:
  • The interface is unresponsive.
  • It doesn't display full-screen movies in a right way.
  • No on-screen controls.
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Any MKV Player
Any MKV Player
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(1 votes)
Freeware

Free MKV Player is a free video player that lets you watch MKV files on your computer - as well as other audio and video formats. The program is meant to be really simple in appearance and functionality. Free MKV Player consists of a single window with playback buttons and a timeline to move along the video.

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FVD Player
FVD Player
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(1 votes)
Freeware

FVD Player is a powerful, easy-to-use and new media player supporting flv, webm, avi, mkv, mp3 and other file formats. FVD Player is one of the fastest video players out there. Nonetheless, in my honest opinion, I think that this is a great application.

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My mkv player
My mkv player
Freeware

{.mkv) Matroska media container is an extensible, open source and open standard multimedia container. It is usually found in files like MKV files, MKA files and MKS files. led a coded pack. Installing the code pack automatically installs all the codes to the user’s operating system.

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MKV File Player
MKV File Player
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Freeware

MKV File Player is a lightweight video player that lets you load and play MKV (Matroska video) files. Its obvious main characteristic is simplicity. It offers only basic video file playing functions and just a few additional options: controlling the audio volume and delay, the playback speed and the embedded subtitles.

Pros:
  • Lets you tweak the playback speed.
  • Allows controlling the audio delay.
  • Very simple and neat interface.
Cons:
  • Doesn't offer any playlist creating and managing functions.
  • Doesn't allow loading any other type of video files except MKV.
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