What are the best MKV players?

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    #1VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Kevin Weaver
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "VLC Media Player will still be the best choice for most people as far as all-in-one media players go. It has plenty of options, runs well, and is a great mkv player for both Windows and Mac systems."
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    #2Media Player Classic

    Media Player Classic
    Media Player Classic is a free and open source media player for Microsoft Windows developed by Gabest that allows users to play all common video and audio file formats. It is simple to use and has a small size as well.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    John Chang
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "It's a toss-up between MPC and VLC. Both are great all-rounders with VLC having a slightly better UI and video rendering. MPC has been a smooth experience for me so far and will be a great option for older hardware. Regardless of what you choose, you're assured to have 2 of the best mkv players on the market today."
  3. 10

    #3Kodi

    Kodi
    Kodi is a free and open-source media player that allows users to easily access digital media all through a user-friendly package. This is an open source and free-to-use player that is customizable and it runs on a wide variety of devices.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux

    Free

    Sean Ye
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "This is one of the most powerful and feature-packed open-source media player that you can try to organize your locally-stored media. It's one of the best mkv players around if that is what you're after. Its interface is simple and easy enough to use. There are plenty of other features and add-ons to discover if you're willing to learn about them."
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    #4Plex

    Plex

    Plex is a free media server add-on developed by Plex, Inc. that is compatible with many devices, including Chromecast, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Apple, Roku, Fire TV, and more. It is used for media streaming and organization.

    Apps

    Mac, Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Harold Alvarez
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "This is a good alternative to Kodi that features much the same way but has a much better and more intuitive user interface. Add to this its extensive support for all major platforms, file formats, and even third-party streaming services. This is one to definitely try out. "
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    #5DivX

    DivX
    DivX is a free video software offered by DivX, LLC. that can be used as a video player and which can be used to convert, create, and stream various types of media such as DivX, MKV, and HEVC up to 4K resolution. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    Lori Hudson
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "Most people probably know DivX as a popular video converter but it also quite a powerful video player that looks quite nice as well. It supports all popular formats including mkv and offers you plenty of control and options over your videos."
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    #6KMPlayer

    KMPlayer
    KMPlayer is a free media player that works for all kind of video files. It supports HD videos and 30 languages. It offers subtitle control, multitasking, playback supports and more basic and advanced features.
    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Gao Tian
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "KMPlayer has been around for a long time, even longer than VLC has. While VLC has gained mainstream appeal, that doesn't detract from the fact that this player is just as capable and good. Give it a try and you'll find a lot to like about it."
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    #7MplayerX

    MplayerX
    MPlayer is a free and open-source media player software. It is available for Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows. It's armed by FFmpeg and MPlayer, which means it could handle any media format in the world without extra plug-ins or codec packages.
    Software

    Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    Richard Pena
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "This is a good choice for mkv player for mac users. It's designed to fit well with the OS' environment and as well all integrated functions related to it. It's not the fastest but hopefully, future updates can optimize it further."
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    #85KPlayer

    5KPlayer

    5KPlayer is a free (MKV) HD video player that can be used not only for playing video files, but it can also be used as a music player, AirPlay media streamer, and online video downloader.  It is available on different platforms as well.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Sun Su
    Written on May 2, 2019
    "This was a surprising player that gives you a lot of features considering that it's free. The user interface could definitely use some work, especially on the Windows side of things. Overall though, it's been a good experience so far. Will be keeping tabs on this one."

Summary

Best What are the best MKV players
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VLC Media PlayerSoftware 17 Free
2Media Player ClassicSoftware 12 Free
3KodiSoftware 10 Free
4PlexApps 4 Free
5DivXSoftware 3 Paid
6KMPlayerApps 2 Free
7MplayerXSoftware 1 Free
85KPlayerSoftware 1 Free
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