Best MKV Player for Mac to Open MKV file on macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra & Earlier
Posted by Amanda Hu | Last updated: October 12, 2019
There are a lot of MKV Mac players for macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra users to choose from, some featuring 360 degree video playback, some featuring lightweight and advanced customization tweaks. But what on earth makes a great MKV player for macOS Mojave/High Sierra? How to play MKV on macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra without trouble?
How to Choose A Great MKV Player for Mac?
With tons of MKV Mac players on online for free download, you need to know how to choose a good MKV player instead of being told to download. Here some common qualities that a nice MKV player for Mac should hold:
1. Horse-powered playback engine with plenty of MKV codec support
2. Lightweight for our multitask habit without consuming much processor's energy.
3. Customization: highly customizable so that we can get a more suitable tool
4. Interface: match our taste of a Mac device
According to these creteria, your selections of MKV players for Mac might be narrowed down, see: Top 7 Best MKV players for Mac 2019 >>
Why Choose 5KPlayer as the Best MKV Player for Mac?
Since the new iMac pro or upgraded MacBook Pro, MacBook Air has elevated our eye's and ears' taste to higher visual/audio demand, 4K/8K res UHD MKV videos paired with surround sound becomes our top choice for playback on a Mac in the following digital years.
Seeing this, 5KPlayer live up to its creed of presenting the best visual ever for every Mac users by playing back up to 4K/8K FUHD MKV on Mac while at the same time supporting 7.1 surround sound, with minimum Mac CPU/RAM taken. Its powerful playback engine can handle even 8 bit-depth 4K MKV videos easily.
No external MKV codec pack needed, no additional add-ons or plugins needed, this MKV mac player can directly download h265 MKV files to iMac from online video sharing sites and stream MKV to Apple TV, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus, iPad/iPad Pro on Mac/PC.
Its elegant black and red interface just adds brilliance to your already high-end iMac Pro powered by macOS Catalina and earlier.
Also, this MKV player surely supports other formats including AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4 etc, and can convert MKV to MP4!
Additionally, in case you run in troubles like VLC can't play MKV, Media Player Classic MKV problems or QT MKV problems, 5KPlayer can serve as your MKV player for Mac backup force to rescue you at an emergency.
How to Open MKV on macOS Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra Mac?
To open MKV file on Mac, no matter on MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini shipped with macOS Catalina or Mojave or High Sierra or Sierra or El Capitan, this best free MKV Mac player - 5KPlayer can always smoothen your MKV video file journey away from hiccups or system incompatibilities.
How to play MKV on Mac with 5KPlayer?
a. Click the "Video" icon on the main interface of this MKV player for Mac, choose the MKV file you want to play and tap Open.
b. "Drag and Drop" the MKV file from local file folder to the main interface of this MKV player Mac.
c. Right click on the MKV video and choose Open with 5KPlayer.
d. Set 5KPlayer as the default MKV player for Mac, and double-click the file you want to play.
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Don't hesitate downloading this nice and efficient MKV player for Mac of yours. A lightweight media player won't burden your Mac at all, but provides more solutions to your media demands on a rainy day. Get it now!
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