I have downloaded MKV file from a web player but when I try to play it, there is no video shown. What should I do?

I cannot play downloaded MKV video. What should I do?

Downloaded MKV video is corrupted. Why does it happen?

Probably this video is not corrupted, but it's compressed with a new VP9 video codec that was released in 2014. Maybe your player does not have this codec, and it cannot play this MKV video correctly.

Probably solutions are:

  1. You need to update your player to its latest version. You may just download the latest version of your player and install it over your current version. Note that the version of your player should be released in 2014 or later.
  2. You can try our player that supports this MKV codec: Download FLV Player
  3. Also you may download and install a video conversion utility (released in 2014 or later) and convert MKV file to MP4, for example.
  4. Please note that some sites stream videos in MKV for one set of browsers and in MP4 for other browsers. If you have several browsers installed on your computer like Chrome, FireFox and Internet Explorer, please try to open the same page in another browser, and it's possible that the site will send this video in MP4 format.
  5. Also YouTube started to send some videos as two separate files (webm and m4a) to Chrome browser only.

    We can combine these files only into MKV file. If you want to have MP4 you need to use another browser or some video format converter.

    Probably this file uses some new codec and your media player does not support it. Please update your media player to the latest version.

    If you use inbuild Windows media player, you need to install latest k-lite codec pack:

    It has a complete set of new video codecs to play all types of videos.