MKV is a container format for holding multiple audio, video, picture, and text data such as subtitle tracks. It is similar to other common containers like MP4 and AVI, although MKV is open in the specification. For video contents, MKV uses a .mkv filename extension, .mka for audios, and .mks for subtitles.
MPC-HC, KMPlayer VLC Media Player MKV File Player MPV
HEVC MKV is a digital media format that uses HEVC codec, instead of the usual H.264, which is used on typical MKV files. HEVC MKV files are encoded at lower bitrates than H.264 MKV, making them smaller by up to 50%. However, software and hardware support for HEVC MKV files is quite limited as opposed to H.264 MKV, which ranks among the most popular media formats today.
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MKV File Player