Matroska Codec Pack Windows 10
Free MKV player use the MPlayer as a standalone tool, it is a free and open source media player distributed under the GNU General Public License.MKV codec1. CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)This is a DirectShow filter pack, includes almost all you need to play .mkv (matroska video) and .mka (matroska audio) files under DirectShow players. After this codec pack installed, Classic Player or Windows Media Player can play video animation MKV format right now. Download (mirror)
Matroska Codec Pack Windows 10
2. Matroska Pack FullA famous full pack, not only for playing matroska media files, but it will also allow playback of most modern video formats on any DirectShow player, work with Windows Media Player. Download (mirror)
To get the possibility to view files of this format, just download and install the Matroska Pack Full driver package. This software is also useful for comfortable and trouble-free opening of DivX, XviD, WMV and MPEG-4. During the installation of this software, you can select the filters you need, provided that you are an experienced user. If you continue with the default settings, you will get a fairly complete and "smart" set of filters (such as FFDShow, VSFilter, MPEG2 Decoder, WavPack, FLAC, TTA, MatroskaDiag, Matroska Shell Extension, MKVMuxer and RealSplitter). Decoders for DivX, XviD, WMV, Vorbis, AAC and AAC + SBR are among the codecs included in Matroska Pack Full. It is possible to enable subtitles using VSFilter.
The interface is designed in a minimalistic style, without any excesses. All working windows are in the tones of the standard Windows theme. The program is a great alternative to overloaded unnecessary codec-packages and contains only the most popular filters for video processing. While testing the utility there were no special drawbacks, but when booting from the 64-bit version of Windows there appear various types of hangs and errors.
IMPORTANT NOTE : matroska is a general use container format, and as a result of that MKV files can contain many tracks with different audio and video compression formats. We try to provide most of the necessary decoders in our full playback pack for Microsoft DirectShow, but for some formats we are not allowed to do this because of licensing problems. Typical examples are all codecs of RealNetworks Inc. ( Realvideo, Realaudio, RV 9, RV 10 ) and ON2 ( VP 4, VP 5, VP 6 ). All these formats can be stored fine in MKV files, but for playback it is necessary to have the right decoders installed on your PC. To help all our users to identify the codecs that were used in their MKV files, especially in case when the matroska full pack will not provide the right decoders and the files wont play, we provide a new tool called matroskadiag.exe . The tool will check your MKV file and report if you have the right DirectShow decoder filters installed or not, and point you to the right place where you can obtain the necessary filters, in case they are missing. If your files still dont play, you are likely facing a problem with your DirectShow installation ( too many filters installed ). In this case all we can recommend is a new installation of Windows, or the use of players like VLC ( Videolan ) or Xine, which dont need an underlying framework like DirectShow for movie playback, but will provide decoders for most formats with the player itself.
In principal you can play matroska files on almost every Mediaplayer on Windows if you have the latest CCCP playback pack from our Download Page installed,as most of these players are based on Microsoft DirectShow (TM). Examples for these basic players, relying on DirectShow only, are
It was a big honour when Fenrir from the Videolan team added matroska support to this player, and more or less over a ( looong ) night. VLC has great streaming possibilities, as it can act as a streaming server also, and is not based on DirectShow. Because of that, it doesnt need installation of any other filters or codecs, as its coming with support for the most used video and audio for-mats already built in. We strongly recommend this player if you don't want to mess with installation of any codec packs or the like, just to be able to play a matroska file a friend has sent to you ;-).
Important Note : MPC is still a great mediaplayer with excellent matroska support. However, as Gabest doesnt have the time to update the player anymore ( Real Life Issues ;-) ), the internal matroska parser in MPC is outdated. This is not a big problem, just make sure to de-activate the internal matroska parser and subtitles renderer in MPC's advanced settings, so that the external matroska parser from the latest matroska packs will be used. If you don't do this, newer MKV files will maybe not play correctly.
This great Linux player has matroska support meanwhile, thanks to the hard work of thibaut, and is available as a Windows compile also. Other than the VLC guys, its developers will also add support for proprietary formats like RealVideo or ON2, using the specific Windows DLLs. For this very reason, Xine is your first choice if you have to play a MKV file with a proprietary codec, but you dont plan to install any more DirectShow filters than you already have.
h.264 (AVC ; MPEG 4 Part 10) : the new, top notch video compression standard, offering incredible picture quality at extremely low file sizes. Its one of the allowed video compression standards in the new upcoming Blue ray and HDTV DVD standards. It's standard container is MP4, but only matroska will allow to combine it with AC3 audio and DVD or Text subtitles. Playback of h.264 video streams is rather CPU intensive, the best playback decoder is offered by our friends from Corecodec Inc., its called CoreAVC and will allow playback of a DVD res h.264 stream with a 1.4 GHz AMD Athlon only !
Realvideo : The biggest number of confused users turning to us with playback problems are trying to play MKV files containing tracks with the Realvideo codec. The matroska full playback pack can use the DLLs from Realplayer ( RealOne ) if this player was installed. Alternatively, you can google for RealAlternative, an unlicensed, free distribution of the Realvideo decoder DLLs.
Dolby AC3 audio : This compression format is the most used on DVDs, and can be stored fine in .mkv. For playback you need a AC3 decoder filter installed. All DVD Player applications, such as PowerDVD or WinDVD will install such a filter on your system. If you dont want to install such software on your PC, try to buy the AC3/MPEG2 decoder filter pack from Moonlight/Elecard. Alternatively, there is a free project for such a filter here. Again, ffdshow-audio also has support for this already, so the matroska full pack will also put you on the safe side here.
MPEG4V1/2/3 video : These old, non-MPEG4 compliant Microsoft codecs can be stored in matroska files, for playback the decoder filters from Microsoft have to be used, they are installed with WindowsMediaplayer 7 or newer.
Thanks to the so-called 'Video For Windows' ( VfW ) compatibility mode of matroska it is possible to store and play every VfW video codec in it, and the same is valid for ACM audio codecs ( only CBR ). Just install the codec on your Windows PC, and VirtualdubMod will be able to open any AVI video using this codec and mux it into a .mkv file. For playback the normal VCM decoder, or DirectShow decoder filter will be used from the matroska DirectShow parser.
It is a versatile codec pack for Microsoft Windows Media Player, containing overall modern video/audio file types (MKV included, as well). The latest version 4.5.6 is compatible with 32 & 64 bit Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2008, & 2003.
K-Lite Codec Pack is a popular free video codec pack for Windows. It's free and works with Windows Media Player and other DirectShow players on Windows 10/8/7 to play MKV, AVI, M2TS, and almost all codecs. There are four versions and you can select the version based on your needs. Note that the codec pack is bundled with toolbars and homepage changer. So don't keep clicking the "Next" blindly when you install it.
Haali Media Splitter (or Haali Matroska Splitter) is a DirectShow filter, which is included in many codec packs. It's designed to extract the inputs from MKV, MP4, and AVI and decode them into separate video, audio, and subtitle streams. It supports almost all Matroska elements as well as containers MP4, AVI, OGG/OGM, and MPEG TS. With this free WMP MKV codec, you can play MKV videos in Windows Media Player and other DirectShow based media players like Media Player Classic (MPC-HC). It's included in many other player codecs such as K-Lite and ffdshow.
If trying a standalone MKV codec for Windows Media Player is too exhuasting for you, consider Matroska Pack Full. This free WMP MKV codec pack, as its name sugguests, consists of a set of audio and video codecs to help play MKV videos. This pack contains: Haali Media Splitter, MatroskaMuxer, Matroska Shell Extension, VSFilter, TTA, CoreWavpack, CoreFLAC, ffdshow, RealMediaSplitter, MPEG2 Decoder, and MatroskaDiag. You simply need to select the codec you want when you install the pack.
Some people get used to Windows Media Player and would rather download codec pack for playback more WMP incompatible video formats, like MKV, FLV, WebM, VOB, HD camcorder videos (MOD, TOD etc.). But with a third-party best free MKV player, you don't need to bother with MKV codec installing and setting for Windows Media Player and start to play the MKV files immediately. Below are some best free video players you can use instead of Windows Media Player without MKV or other codecs installed.
These codec packs are compatible with Windows 7/8.x/10/11. Old versions also with XP/Vista. The packs include both 32-bit and 64-bit codecs, so they work great on both x86 and x64 variants of Windows!