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Review: Top 5 Best MKV Players for Windows PC/Mac

MKV (Matroska) is a free container format that can hold various video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. Similar to MP4, AVI, MOV format, this media format offers a very high content compression ratio, while maintaining the original video and audio quality thus it is widely used on multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. To play MKV files on your Windows PC or Mac, you will need a best MKV player. To save your time, in this article, we will share Top 5 Best MKV Player for Windows PC/Mac for your reference.

Top 1.Brorsoft Player

Brosoft Player is one of the best MKV player that supports MKV files in all video/audio codecs on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7 PC without hassle. The Mac version can also run perfectly on new macOS High Sierra and previous. It totally supports playing H.264, H.265/HEVC with HD/4K/8K video formats without limitations.

Besides MKV,  it's also good at playing MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, VOB, 3GP, MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc, as well as Blu-rays/DVDs with sharper video quality and excellent audio tracks. Morever, it is able to make GIF in less than 30 seconds, loop the section of videos, take snapshot, record screen and add a bookmark of the video for watching later.



Top 2. VLC Media Player

VLC is a free and open source media player that can directly play MKV videos encoded with H.264 and H.265 on Windows 10/8.1/7 without third-party codec packs installed. Besides, it also can play a diverse of video, audio files as well as Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs and VCDs.

Like Brorsoft Player, VLC is a standalone program bundled no spyware, ads or user tracking plug-ins. What's more, this powerful MKV player grants bonus functions to convert video files and rip DVD/Blu-ray/CD discs to MP4, WebM, TS, MP3, FLAC, iPhone, iPod, Android and YouTube.


Top 3. Free MKV Player

Free MKV Player is a video player speciallly for playing MKV files. It has a strong ability to play high quality MKV files on Windows PC. In addition, it is very easy to use and has an extremely simple operating interface. However, because this MKV player software is specialized in playing MKV video, it supports less file formats than Brorsoft Player and VLC.


Top 4. DivX Plus Player

DivX Plus Player is built to give you the best video playback performance and media management on your Windows PC, that is good at playing videos in DivX®, AVI, MKV, MP4 or MOV file. With it, you can play MKV videos with great high definition experience. Unlike, Brorsoft Player and VLC, it only has the windows version and plays limited video formats.


Top 5. KODI

The final app we suggest you try KODI, which is able to play MKV videos on Windows 10/8.1/7 and Mac with ease. You can simply copy the MKV video file to the Movies directory in the local folder and quickly find and watch movies within Kodi. It is a free and open source cross-platform media player that support multimedia content for playback


Comparison of Top 5 Best MKV Players

Free MKV Player Supported OSs Play Video/Audio Play Blu-ray Play DVD Record Make Gif Add Bookmark Loop Video
Brorsoft Player Windows, Mac Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
VLC Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile Y Y (region-free) Y (region-free) N N N N
Free MKV Player Windows only Y N N N N N N
DivX Plus Player Windows only Y N Y N N N N
KODI Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux, iOS, macOS, tvOS, FreeBSD Y N N N N N N

Final Verdict

With above details and comparison on the top 5 Best MKV players, now you can make your own choice to pick up one and feel free to play MKV files on Windows PC and Mac.


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