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Best way to Play MKV Videos on Mac (macOS High Sierra included)


MKV, i.e. the Matroska Multimedia Container, is a new multimedia package format, which can not be by default supported by Mac OS X. But MKV format is widely used across the internet for video clips,movies etc. Therefore, is there any way to play MKV videos on Mac OS X (macOS High Sierra included)? Yes, of course. In this article, we will offer you top 3 ways to play MKV files on Mac OS X.

Way>1: Using Perian for Quicktime on Mac OS X

This method is probably the frequently used method to watch .mkv video files on Mac OS X as these files would be played within Quicktime itself. Perian is a codec tool for Mac OS X which installs the codecs for non-supported file formats so that they can be played within Quicktime itself. Besides these Perian can even load Subtitles as well.

Unfortunately, Perian works only on Mac OS X versions earlier than Yosemite as its not compatible with Quicktime 10. The earlier versions were shipped with Quicktime 7 with which Perian works flawlessly.


Way>2: Using VLC Media Player

Although, the default media&video player for Mac OS X-Quicktime 10 doesn't support playback of .mkv, .avi format. External Media players like VLC do support it.

VLC Media Player will play most .mkv files, but will not play some. The reason is that the plugin VLC uses to play .mkv files is outdated and must be replaced with the current version if you want to play all .mkv files. That's why so many VLC users complain that VLC won't play MKV videos.

Since the above two ways can not fullly support MKV format, is there any way offered here to play MKV videos without any trouble? If you want to play MKV on Mac flawlessly, the ultimate way supplied below will help you out.

Way>3: Using Brorsoft 8K Video Player for Mac (Windows version)

Brorsoft 8K Player is designed to be the new-style MKV player for Mac OS X that can help you play MKV on Mac when QuickTime or VLC Media Player fail to play MKV on Mac. It can be the default player on Mac OS X.

With it, users will not be worried about 4K, 5K, 8K, UltraHD videos playback issues on playing MKV, AVI, DivX, WMV, FLV, Webm, etc video formats. Besides common video formats, it is also supports DVD/Blu-ray/ISO files playback.

How to play MKV on Mac with Brorsoft 8K Video Player

1: Install and launch this best MKV Video Player on Mac.

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2: Either drag&drop MKV videos to the main interface directly; or Click "Arrow" button to add the target MKV files. That's all. Now, it's time for you to enjoy the videos.


Compared with the 3 ways to play MKV on Mac mentioned above, it is clear that Way 3. Play MKV on Mac with Brorsoft 8K Video Player is the best. Download and experience this superb player.

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