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Best MKV Players for Windows 8, 8.1 64/32 Bit Free Download

MKV, the Matroska Multimedia Container is a media format that can hold a number of video, audio and subtitle tracks in one single file, and serves as a popular format for storing movies or TV shows. However, such a universal file format is not natively supported by Windows 8/8.1. To play a MKV-encoded video on Windows 8/8.1, you will have to install specific codecs. In fact, it's not that easy to do this, especially on Windows tablets like Surface Pros and Surface Book. And unfortunately, there are only few apps that bolster MKV playback on Windows Store, excluding those paid ones. So we particularly compiled the best free MKV players for Windows 8, 8.1 64/32 bit.

Get 5KPlayer to Play Any MKV Files on Windows 8/8.1 (64 Bit/32 Bit)

5KPlayer, the best free MKV player for Window 8/Windows 8.1 64 bit, supports playing MKV, MP4, AVI, HEVC, MOV videos by default. With this top free Windows 8 MKV player installed on your computer and Surface devices, you can open any MKV file flawlessly, no matter it is in 720p, 1080p, 4K or 8K.

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How to Play MKV Files on PC with Free MKV player Windows 8?

Step 1. Free download MKV player Windows 8 5KPlayer, install and run it on your PC.

Step 2. Open a MKV file with 5KPlayer. You can:
a. Click the Video icon on the main interface to open the file.
b. "Drag and Drop" the video from your local file to the main interface of the MKV player.
c. Right click on the media file and choose 5KPlayer to open.
d. Set 5KPlayer as the default MKV player for Windows 8, and double-click the file you want to play.

PS: When you play MKV files on Windows 8/8.1, you can also add subtitles to your MKV videos by right-click the playback window and choose Subtitles.

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Can't say 5KPlayer is superior to any other MKV players, especially the stellar VLC that has long held the crown of best free media player. But this top-notch MKV player for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64 bit surely stands out with sharper image and crisper sound in terms of playing HD MKV videos, and comes in handy when VLC cannot play MKV. Just give it a try!

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