File type: Video
The MKV is a video format container very similar to the MOV and AVI formats that supports several different types of video compression algorithms and video codecs as well as a range of audio compression formats. It can play SSA, USF as well as SRT subtitles and also VobSub subtitles for the DVDs.
Category: Video File.
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Media Player Classic, Windows Media Player with Matroska DirectShow playback pack, Core Media Player with CDL plugin, Arpa Kolla Player, VideoLAN VLC media player, Matroska Splitter, NERO Show Time with K-Lite Codec Pack, BS.Player.
Open with Linux: VideoLAN VLC media player.
MKV, short for Matroska Video compression format has become very popular in the recent times especially in the anime fan community where subtitles play a very important role.
This is because the video format supports a wide variety of audio and video compression formats as well a wide variety of subtitle formats within the same container.
The MKV format files can be played even on Symbian, Palm as well as Pocket PC operating systems for mobile devices using the software by the name CorePlayer Mobile.