I downloaded a video file the other day that had a .MKV file ending and was having a lot of trouble playing this file in the typical video players I had installed. Typically when all else fails I can use DivX Player and install an additional audio or video codec to play pretty much any video file with sound. This file was causing me a little bit more of a problem so I had to do some reading so below I explain some information I found, some things I tried, and the overall final step I took to play this .mkv video file.
MKV Video Files:
The .mkv video file ending stands for Matroska Video which is an open source/open standard multimedia container similar to AVI, MPEG, MP4, MOV, RM, and ASF.
DivX Player: Audio Format Not Supported Error
When attempting to open the .mkv file in DivX Player an error would immediately pop up as shown above. This DivX Player DTS Audio 8193 error is somewhat of a generic error and there are many suggestions for resolution on the Internet. I first attempted to install various audio codecs to resolve the issue without any luck. Next I attempted to install ffdshow and configure it properly and while I got close with this I could never configure it exactly perfect.
Play MKV Files With KMPlayer:
The final resolution which also ended up being the easiest solution was to install KMPlayer. Simply visit thislink, download KMPlayer, install KMPlayer, and start watching your video. Make sure while installing KMPlayer that you don’t install the ASK toolbar and other items it attempts to install as those items are not necessary. KMPlayer opened the file and played the audio without having to install any extra codecs, etc. The KMPlayer is a part of Pandora TV and appears to play pretty much an video file I have which is impressive without installing anything extra.