How to Get MKV Files Run Smoother on PC?

The Matroska Video multimedia container, MKV, is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska Video is similar in conception to other containers, but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. The most common use of Matroska Video files is to store HD video files.

“I’ve tried using a couple different programs to play my MKV videos on, but they all have the same problem. The audio runs smoothly, but the video gets stuck a lot.”

Actually, there are two reasons for the situation. One is that the computer playing the MKV video is simply not powerful enough. Nowadays, many videos and movies are in full HD 1080p, some computers just not powerful enough to run these high definition MKV videos. If the computer performance is the reason for the MKV video shutter, changing another multimedia player won’t make any difference. Under this circumstance, you may turn back to video converter, like MKV Converter.  Then convert high definition MKV files to some other widely-used formats, like MP4.


Another reason for the video shutter is about video codec. This has a major impact. Some video players are better than others like VLC or KMPlayer which come with codec pack. This kind of players can play MKV video file smoothly. So you may try using the media player that comes with the codec lite pack. Furthermore, you may download a video codec pack or codec splitter online. Have those codec pack installed, things should be going better.

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