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.
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MPEG-2 is a digital video coding format introduced in 1995 and later revised in 2013. It uses lossy video and audio data compressions and is very popular among video hardware, thanks to its low computational complexity. It is also widely used in cable and satellite broadcasting as well as writing DVDs.
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