What are MKV files?
It is an open source and free software multimedia container format. It can contain an unlimited amount of video, audio or subtitles within a single file.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the MKV format?
The MKV format is a multimedia standard in the current world of digital content. And it shows the following advantages and disadvantages:
- Allows quick search within the file
- It can be extended by modules
- Its menu is DVD style and can be played over the internet and local networks with HTTP
- It has a high video definition
- Allows playback of corrupted files and error recovery.
- Some devices may not recognize the format and may not be able to play back correctly.
- Its size makes it difficult to playback on mobile devices with little storage
- Difficult to share on social networks, email or messaging services.
MKV Format FAQs
Is MKV better than MP4?
While MP4 is as popular as MKV, both have clear advantages. MKV is an open format with no licensing requirements, it is more suitable for converting DVDs and Blue-Ray discs into video files. On the other hand, MP4 is best used for video playback on websites.
Is MKV a bad format?
No, like every format it has its disadvantages. However, MKV is known to be a well-documented file that keeps evolving to correct its mistakes.
Why is MKV so popular?
MKV is the most universal and flexible format because so far it can contain any number of video or audio codecs, plus it has no limits when it comes to placing still images, subtitles and metadata.
Does YouTube accept MKV?
YouTube accepts them as video sources, however, the platform has some preferences such as MPEG-4. Also, being a large file size, MKV can be difficult to upload on the platform, so you must have a good internet service.