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File type: Video


What is

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.

The format can include

It was originated in Russia in 2002 through the matroska project and open standard.

The Webm multimedia new format was born from the matroska video.


Open MKV FIle

Category: Video File.
File format: Proprietary
Open mkv file 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.

  • File type: Audio Files
  • Description: MPEG-4 Part 14
  • File format: Proprietary

mp4 file

MP4 is a digital multimedia format. MP4 files are movie or other video pictures that use the MPEG-4 compression algorithm container format.

MPEG-4 compression is a standard that was developed by the well known Moving Pictures Experts Group consortium (MPEG) . This is commonly used for sharing files wit the .MP4 extension over the Internet.

mp4 format

How to open MP4 files

  1. Locate your .mp4 file
  2. If you are using a computer, double click on it or right click on it.
  3. If you are using a mobile device tap on it.
  4. In the open with option select a program from the list.
  5. If there is not any program you will have to download and install it.
  6. You can see a list in the next section.

Programs to Open mp4 file 

You can play these files with this extension using one of the following software:

  • Media Creator
  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • Roxio Easy
  • Windows Movie Maker.
  • Photos App.
  • MiniTool Movie Maker.
  • iMovie.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
  • Openshot.
  • Lightworks.
The MP4 video format usually uses a separate compression for video tracks and separate for audio.
The video is generally compressed using the MPEG-4 encoding algorithms whereas the audio is generally compressed using the AAC compression algorithm.

Problems opening?

If you have problems you can try the following:

  • Run your antivirus to ensure the files are not corrupted.
  • Download again and reinstall the software.
  • Check your computer for performance issues.
  • Try another editor from the list.
  • Convert to another compatible format. See the section below for more information about the possible conversions available.



You can convert this format to the following related formats:

  • WMA
  • JPG
  • M4V
  • MPG
  • WMV
  • GIF
  • VOB
  • TS
  • MOV
  • MTS
  • PPTX
  • ASF
  • M4A
  • MP3
  • MPEG
  • FLV
  • 3GP
  • WEBM
  • MKV
  • AVI
  • OGG
  • WAV
  • PDF
  • MOD

File type: MPEG-1-Layer 3 Audio File


Did you try to open an MPGA file on your computer unsuccessfully? In this instructional article, we will explain in clear detail what MPGA files are and how you can open them on your computer.

What is an MPGA File?

MPGA (Moving Pictures Group Audio) has another names such as MPEG Layer 1, MPEG-1 Layer 3 Audio File or just simply, MPGA. MPGA files are audio files in Mpeg videos or streamlines.

The MPGA format is an audio file format. The compression type is MPEG-1 Layer 1. It encompasses a facility to run all music files in any media player which support MP3 files. Also, it compresses the audio and maintains original sound quality with lossy compression.  Also, it is another extension of .mp3 files. This is a standard file format for windows. And most media players can play it.

You can open the file directly through any media player and requires very less time to load on any player. Being a transition of the MP3 format, the file is easy to play. The file is stored on most file servers as .mpga for storing music files. It is a much lighter format and uses less disk space as it compresses the MPEG and MP3 files into smaller format. This uses less disk space and retains most of the quality of the audio being played on the computer.

This file is very flexible and can interchange between its original .mpga format to a .mp3 format. This is the reason why users can use the same player to access data in both formats.

MPGA Technicality

MPGA files are audio data compressed without any form of quality loss. This compression leads to the occupation of limited space in your RAM compared to other audio formats.

Today, this file format is a very popular choice for storing recorded interviews and voice notes. This is because the compression does not lead to the loss of audio quality. MPGA has also become a standard format for Windows-based players.

How to Open an MPGA file?

Category: Movie, Video and Multimedia Files.
File format: Proprietary

If you want to open an MPGA file, you will need to download software for this purpose, as opening it manually is not feasible.

There is more than a few software you can use and they are all available online. Some of them include


With Windows

With Linux

Any Audio player that runs an MP3 file format will play MPGA file in Linux


Audio Files which store music and can be played on almost each media player.
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