Home Computer Windows How to Play matroska (.mkv) video files in Windows Media Player

How to Play matroska (.mkv) video files in Windows Media Player

MashTips is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

Windows media player and some other third-party video players won’t play matroska files (.mkv extension type) in your computer with default installation. After some search, you may be landing into some special players like VLC media player and others for playing such extension type files. If you had a 3D laptop with tridef 3D player installed, it may not play 3D videos coming as mkv file.

VLC media player is a good one for mkv files but it won’t play 3D videos as 3D. You can Play matroska (.mkv) video files in Windows media player and in tridef 3D player also by installing a small codec program on your computer. It is an original codec program that installs most of the codecs required to play .mkv and many more types of files.

The installation of this codec file pack is very simple and can be done by yourself.

Step 1: Download the codec package from here. You may download it and retain it for future use in an appropriate location.

play mkv video files in media player

Step 2: Open the downloaded file, and the installation will start. Click on Next, to continue the installation.

play mkv video files in media player

Select the installation location and click on Next.

play mkv video files in media player

Verify the options as given in the below pictures and click on Next. Repeat the procedure until the installation is complete.

Related: 5 Best Windows 10 DVD Players Support All Video Formats

play mkv video files in media player

play mkv video files in media player

play mkv video files in media player

Now click on Install to complete the installation.

play mkv video files in media playerThat’s all. Now you can play almost any media file in your Windows media player. You can also use VLC media player along with your Windows media player for playing matroska formatted files.


  1. Method 1: Install a video player that is compatible with MKV files.

    Method 2: Convert MKV to Windows more supported AVI, WMV, MPG etc.

    iDealshare VideoGo can directly play MKV Files on Windows and Mac. It also helps to convert MKV to Windows Media player more supported avi, mpg, wmv or Mac more supported MP4

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Free Newsletter


7 Best Skype Alternatives for Android, Windows, Mac, & iOS

Skype is an excellent audio and video chat application widely used for personal and official meetings. However, there are a bunch of good skype alternatives...

How to change workstation name from Active directory?

This trick is useful when you want to want to change the name of PC as a part of your new system rules. The pretty easy...

How to Install Ubuntu 19 from USB & Dual Boot Alongside Windows 10

Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dongo is out now. If you've been contemplating switching to Ubuntu, now is probably as good a time as any. You...

10 Steps You Should Know to Protect Your Online Accounts

Hackers always target online accounts includes Emails, Bank Accounts, E-Commerce Account and Social Networking Sites just for fun and other benefits. They can get...

How to Stop Crypto Mining and Cryptojacking on PC?

Crypto Mining is a new form of attacks by hackers who want to make money by mining digital currency with users PC resources. The...

Best 8 Messaging Apps for Windows 8.1

Messaging is an important personal and business requirement among the Tablet, Smartphone and Laptop/PC users. No matter whatever the screen size and OS, the...
%d bloggers like this: