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How to Play MKV on Mac for Free

Have some MKV video files and want to play them on your Mac? Here two free MKV players for Mac: VLC Media Player and MPlayer OS X are recommended to play MKV on Mac. These 2 great free media players not only allow you to play MKV on Mac for free, but also enable you to play virtually any regular formats. With them, you don't need to worry about can't playing any MKV videos on Mac any more.

Part 1. The Best Free MKV Player for Mac
Part 2. Play MKV on Mac by converting MKV to Mac acceptable format

Part 1. The best two free MKV players for Mac

1. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is one of the best free MKV player for Mac. Apart from MKV, it can also play various other regular video/audio formats, including AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, MPEG, etc. and even DVDs and CDs. With it, you don't need to install any codecs or filters to play MKV videos on Mac. Just add the MKV videos to VLC playlist and play them on your Mac freely.

(Tips: If you don't want to install too many players on your Mac and want to watch MKV videos with iTunes or QuickTime player, you can take Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac to convert your MKV files to Mac compatible format. Learn how to convert MKV format on Mac>>)

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2. MPlayer OS X

Media Player Classic is another great free MKV video player for Mac users. But to play MKV files with it, you need to first install the updated Matroska Pack: run Media Player Classic and click View > Options to disable Matroska and then install the latest Pack. After that, you can add the MKV videos to it and start playing them on your Mac without any troubles. In addition to MKV, MPlayer OS X can also play AVI, MOV, RM, MPEG, DVD, etc. files.

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Though MPlayerOSX is powerful on playing any video files, it occupies large resources and may also sometimes crash. And another disadvantage is that you can't edit videos or embed subtitles to MKV movies with it. In this case, a versatile video editor and player are in need. Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is such an excellent program that combines video converter, video editor, video player and video downloader. Read on to have a look at how to convert MKV videos to Mac friendly format.

Part 2. Play MKV with QuickTime or iTunes on Mac by converting MKV format

Since QuickTime and iTunes are perfect for playing videos on Mac, you may want to view MKV files on Mac with them. However, MKV format is not supported by neither QuickTime or iTunes. Luckily, there are some ways to make MKV playable in QuickTime and iTunes. What you need to do is to convert MKV on Mac to QuickTime supported MP4 or MOV format. To do this, you can use Aimersoft MKV Converter for Mac to help you. With it, you can easily convert MKV to MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, etc. popular video formats on Mac while keeping the video quality. After the conversion, you ca easily play MKV using QuickTime on Mac.

Free download MKV converter for Mac:

Download Mac Version

The main interface of the Mac MKV converter is as below. As you can see, it can also serve as a good MKV player for Mac since you can preview the loaded video files on the viewing window.

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1 Convert MKV to QuickTime or iTunes supported format

To convert MKV on Mac, simply click Add Video Files to import the MKV videos to the program. Then choose Video Formats and select MP4 as output format. When all the settings are done, press the Start button to convert MKV on Mac for playing and sharing the videos anywhere you like.

2Edit MKV files as you like

This video converter for Mac also allows you to edit videos as per needs. The supported video editing functions include trimming videos, rotate the video to fit different devices, append special visual effects, and adding movies titles.

Edit MKV movies

Below is the video tutorial on how to convert MKV file format on Mac:

Download MKV converter for Mac:

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Good article. Thanks. HelpedĀ 
Glad to see there is a way to play MKV with QuickTime in Mac.
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