16 Best Free MKV Players for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android


#1. MiniTool MovieMaker
Supported OS: Windows

To play MKV files in Windows, You can try MiniTool MovieMaker, a free, no ads, no bundle video editing software.

As long as you have the best free MKV player, you can not only play MKV files easily but also convert MKV to MP4, AVI or other file formats.
Main Features of the Best MKV Player for Windows 7/8/10

Free, no ads.
Play MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, VOB, and other files.
Convert MKV to other video files, and even convert video to audio file.
Edit MKV files easily and quickly including add subtitles to video, rotate video, trim or split video, add music to video file, etc.
Change video resolution.
Make Hollywood-style movies in one-click.

#2. VLC Media player
Supported OS: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile

VLC Media Player is an open-source media player that can play MKV files without installing codec.

VLC Media Player supports most video and audio streams you will find in an .mkv file. If you use this well-known multi formats video player as an MKV player, you are able to organize and operate MKV video's multiple video/audio/subtitle tracks in a decent way.

But unfortunately, VLC takes to open up a file and lacks user-friendly interface. Although this open-source MKV player offers some advanced features including rotate video, it is too complicated to handle with them. It is recommended to choose VLC alternatives.

#3. 5KPlayer
Supported os: Windows 10/8/7/XP and Mac OS X 10.6 or later

This free MKV video player does have a slew of extra features as follows:

Play lossy/lossless music.
Free download MKV movies from 300+ online video sites and download videos songs from 1000+ video sites.
Related article: download audio from YouTube.

#4. Media Player Classic
Supported OS: Windows

Media player classic (aka. MPC-HC), open-source video player, is another most downloaded MKV file player on Windows. While downloading this free MKV player, you don’t need to worry about the security matter since there is no advertisement, annoying toolbars or latent spyware.
#5. DivX Plus Player
Supported OS: Windows and Mac

DivX Plus Player can play MKV files in a good way. This MKV player also offers other good features. Such as, it offers smooth fast-forward and rewind MKV playing process, and it supports up to 8 MKV multiple subtitles and audio tracks.

One of the biggest problems with this MKV file player is that there is no free available for users. Sometimes, to give a larger range of MKV media playing options, you need to add Blu-ray video playback function to this MKV player.

#6. CyberLink PowerDVD
Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

PowerDVD is one of the best MKV players for Windows 10. It offers s three different options, (Standard, Pro, and Ultra) to meet different users' needs. This MKV player is an all-round multimedia player. It delivers the most immersive 360˚ VR experience possible with new spatial audio support. And, it even can download videos from YouTube or Vimeo.

#7. RealPlayer
Supported OS: Windows & macOS & Linux & Android

RealPlayer is a free MKV video player that can play MKV files with common video codecs. Besides, this MKV file player lets you download MKV videos from online sites. Moreover, it supports video converting. Thus, you can change MKV to MP4 or another file format you like.

#8. KMPlayer
Supported OS: Windows

KMPlayer supports an expansive library of video codecs and formats such as MPEG 1/2/4, ASF, MKV, FLV, MP4, DVD, etc. Thus, you can use this player to play MKV file. This MKV player lets you make some adjustments, including image filtering, soundtrack, brightness, saturation, zoom, playback jump, etc.

#9. Potplayer
Supported OS: Windows

Both Potplayer and KMplayer have things in common because part of the Potplayer's development team still comes from KMPlayer. However, Potplayer offers an outstanding GPU hardware decoding, esp for 4K high-resolution video. Thus, it is a good MKV player.

If you play MKV videos with compute-intensive HEVC codec via this MKV player, you will notice that this player produces the smooth playback effect, with a crisp video picture and clear sound, no freezing/lagging or any stuttering issues. On the other hand, your system responsiveness will be improved because the computer CPU can be reduced to a minimum degree.

#10. GOM Player
Supported OS: Windows

Made by South Korea, the GOM player is another free MKV player that can play MKV files with H264, HEVC, VP8 codecs. But, it cannot play MKV file with the VP9 codec.

This MKV player freeware provides much higher information transparency and more sincerity to its users. It lists all shortcomings. It has entry-level requirements to your desktop, it tells you that it cannot handle all videos playback, etc. All information including shortcomings or its imperfect sides is listed under "Specs" on its official product webpage.

#11. SMPlayer
Supported OS: Windows

SMPlayer is another free MKV player and this player can play almost every video file format. This player is a good choice for users because of its codec free playback. The interface of this MKV file player looks similar to Media Playe Classic.

#12. UMPlayer
Supported OS: Windows

UMPlayer is a multi-format media player that can play MKV, MP4, MOV, HEVC, AVI, WMV, etc. This MKV player lets you search for videos from YouTube. However, there is no YouTube streaming/recording, no hardware decoding in this MKV player.

#13. Perian
Supported OS: Mac

Perian is a free free-source QuickTime add-on, which lets you view files in a wide range of formats such as MKV, AVI, DIVX, FLV, GVI, VP6, etc. If you find you cannot play MKV files in Mac via QuickTime Player, you can install the plug-in MKV player to add extra support for playing MKV in QuickTime.

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