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How to View and Play MKV files on Mac (OS X El Capitan Included)


MKV is no doubt a bellwether in the High-Definition world. It is famous for its fantastic quality and high-capacity. It is an urgent demand for Mac users to play MKV on Mac system. However, you may find your MKV files couldn't be played on Mac even installed Perian plug in for QuickTime. How to solve this problem? Any solution to watching MKV files on Mac?

To play MKV videos in Mac(El Capitan included), we have two solutions right here for you! Solution 1, a QuickTime alternative player will be your choice to open MKV on Mac. Solution 2, you can try a video converter to convert MKV to MOV. In this way, watching MKV files on Mac with QuickTime will be simple and easy.

Part 1. Best two free MKV players for Mac

With a versatile video player installed in your Mac, you can play any video without format limitation concerns on Mac. The most famous are VLC and MPlayer OSX. Both of them are excellent and free multimedia players for Mac users. Apart from MKV, they can deal with many of the video formats unknown to QuickTime.

Tips: If you don't want to install too many players on your Mac and want to watch MKV videos with iTunes or QuickTime player, you can take a Mac video converter to convert your MKV files to Mac compatible format. So, we go to the second solution- convert MKV to Mac format.

Part 2. Play MKV on Mac with QuickTime or iTunes by converting MKV format

Since MKV format is not supported by neither QuickTime or iTunes, converting MKV to MOV will surely be your best choice. In this case, a versatile video converter is in need. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is such an excellent program that combines video converter, video editor, video player. It is fully compatible with all Mac OS. With it, you can convert MKV videos (HD MKV) to Mac playable files MOV, MP4 with fast speed and high quality. Apart from MKV, it can also convert various other popular video formats including AVI, VOB, WMV, etc to Mac compatible video/audio formats. Read on to have a look at how to convert MKV videos to Mac friendly video.

Free download MKV converter for Mac:

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The main interface of this MKV video converter software for Mac is as below. You can finish your task in three simple steps: (1) Add your MKV videos. (2) Select MOV as the output format from Common Video. (3) Click Convert to begin the conversion.


After MKV is converted to MOV, you can find the converted file by clicking the open button. Then MKV will be available in your Mac (Mavericks).

This Mac MKV Converter also contains video editing functions, which allows you to trim, crop video and even change the video visual effects and add subtitles. Just customize the videos as you like.


Related Guides:
How to Embed Subtitles into MKV Files
How to Convert MKV to MOV with Subtitles
What if QuickTime Not Working in OS X Mavericks

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