How to convert from and to Matroska file formats

To convert Matroska file format to or from one of the other formats, you will need a specialized application called multimedia convertor, which is capable of performing the conversion.

Regardless of your choice and the GUI of the software, the principle of convertors is pretty simple. You select the MKV source files, the preferred output file format, tweak some settings if needed, perhaps add subtitles, and its done.

We have prepared some small articles about how to convert MKV files to another video formats done with a free software available on internet:

We also have some articles about how to convert from other video formats to MKVs:

Matroska software convertors

In the related software bar you can also see list of both free and commercial software applications capable of converting audio and video formats to or from the Matroska file format.

About Matroska formats

Matroska LogoMatroska is the name of an extensible, open source, open standard Multimedia container. The most common Matroska format is MKV (Matroska video files), followed by MKA (Matroska audio files), MKS (Matroska subtitle files) and the latest addition MK3D (Matroska stereoscopic / 3D video files). Matroska is also basis for the WEBM (Matroska WebM files) format.

More information about Matroska can be found on its Official Website.

How to play Matroska formats

Matroska formats are currently supported by many Media players and the format is quickly gaining on popularity. The most common software used for playing Matroska formats include VLC Player, AllPlayer, Mplayer or Xine.

Some more information can also be found in another of our articles - How to play MKV movies on iPad.

Related software and links:

Any Video Converter FREE icon

Any Video Converter FREE    Microsoft Windows platform
A free video converter

HandBrake icon

HandBrake    Microsoft Windows platform
A free multiplatform multimedia transcoder

HandBrake for Linux icon

HandBrake for Linux    Linux/Unix platform
HandBrake for Linux is free multimedia transcoder

HandBrake for Mac icon

HandBrake for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
HandBrake for OS X is a free and poplular multimedia and video conversion utility

Miro Video Converter icon

Miro Video Converter    Microsoft Windows platform
One of the many multimedia converter programs for Windows

Miro Video Converter for Mac icon

Miro Video Converter for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Easy to use video converter for Mac

Wondershare Video Converter for Mac icon

Wondershare Video Converter for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Mac version of popular video conversion software


Xilisoft Video Converter    Microsoft Windows platform
A multimedia converter for Windows


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Related file extensions

mka - Matroska audio

mkv - Matroska multimedia container

mkv3D - Matroska 3D video format

webm - Matroska WebM video

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