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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According to YouTube, MP4 video format with AAC audio codec and H.264 video codec is most recommended. However, this platform is also compatible with formats such as MOV, AVI, WebM, FLV, 3GPP, WMV, and more. Also, keep in mind that the maximum file size for YouTube is 128GB or 12 hours of playtime. So, you can use a video editor like Wondershare UniConverter to compress before uploading videos to YouTube.
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