changing video files

May 17, 2009 at 08:29:37
Specs: Windows XP
I recently downloaded a movie which has turned out to be an MKV file. I was wondering how I could get this to play.

(tried windows media player but it didn't work.)

Maybe I should try to convert it to an mp3 file? I don't really know how to do this though.


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May 17, 2009 at 13:13:26
There are a number of free & paid-for convertors out there - the one I use is FormatFactory - I wouldn't swear to it working with MKV files as I've never downloaded one, but it does all the other formats I've tried. Alternatively there's a free on-line converter HERE that lists MKV the format.

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May 18, 2009 at 00:07:30
You do't have to convert it.
MKV files are "containers" for video/audio encoded files, you can watch them with the proper codecs in your machine.

My recommendation is K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, with it installed, you'll be able to watch almost any file.

For conversions, a beggineer-friendly but powerful tool is SUPER, which can also play the files.

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July 14, 2009 at 23:00:47
Hi, you can try VLC player, it can play HD video converter.
Download Link:

Or you can convert the file to another tool that can played in windows media player and so on. Here is a good converter for you:

If you still have any question, please refer to this guide:

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August 10, 2009 at 02:29:08
Freeware is enough, you can get VideoMax Free Video Converter at

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