When mentioned QuickTime MKV, a large number of QuickTime users reflexively asked "Can QuickTime play MKV video files", "Does QuickTime play MKV files in the latest OS X 10.10 Yosemite or 10.9 Mavericks", "Why my QuickTime won't play MKV videos"... This article aims to answer these questions clearly and also introduce an ideal way to play MKV in QuickTime.
MKV (Matroska), a popular video format among movie fans, supports multiple video and audio codecs and contains several subtitle tracks in one video file. Perhaps you have got some MKV videos and would love to play these MKV on your QuickTime, iTunes, or import MKV files to iMovie, FCP for further video editing...
As a great open-source QuickTime component, Perian is the saver to allow QuickTime to play all kinds of MKV videos for Mac users. Unfortunately, the latest version 1.2.3 of Perian is not compatible with Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) Mavericks (10.9), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7).
In order to solve "QuickTime won't play MKV" on Mac and Windows (Windows 10 included), it is best to convert MKV to QuickTime more popular formats like MP4, MOV with some professional MKV to QuickTime Converter.
In fact, there are many kinds of MKV to MOV converter software in the market. The output video quality and the converting speed must be the key factors that you should be looking out for. Here this professional yet easy-to-use tool- Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended to do the MKV to QuickTime MOV Mac converting task.
This MKV to MOV Converter can help you to change MKV videos to QuickTime format (MOV), loading as many files as you want and convert all at the same time. Besides MKV, it can also convert AVI, MP4, VOB, WMV, MPG, MTS and FLV, etc to MOV or any other file type as you need. It also provides powerful editing functions and gives a full support to Mac OS X Mavericks and Yosemite. Well, for those who wanna convert AVI to QuickTime .mov on Windows(10), please turn to Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to get the work done.
Download the MKV to QuickTime Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to Convert MKV to MOV for playback on QuickTime
STEP 1. Load MKV files
Launch the MKV to QuickTime Converter Mac. Drag & drop MKV files to the program directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the "Add" button to locate the MKV videos you want to add.
Tip: If you want to convert the video files at one time, you can apply the batch conversion by adding several files at a time.
STEP 2. Set output format
After importing your MKV files, you can choose the output format. Click Format bar and select "QuickTime Movie Format" as target format. "MOV- QuickTime(*.mov)" from the "Common Video" is also an optimal choice.
Tips: If your output files are pointed to certain media player, editing software or portable devices, you can choose a decent output format from the provided profile list. For example, if you want to play MKV with QuickTime and finally edit MKV in iMovie, you can directly choose "iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the target format.
STEP 3. Start to convert MKV to MOV Mac
After the above steps, click the "Convert" button to start MKV to QuickTime .MOV conversion. You could view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the converting process at anytime.
When the conversion is done, you can play the output MOV videos in QuickTime, edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or put them on your iPhone, iPad for playback whenever you like. Enjoy.
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