VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player andstreaming media server written by the VideoLAN project.
When you got some MKV videos, and want to play them in VLC media player. You would meet some issues, such as: MKV audio can not be identified by VLC Media Player, subtitles load error, play slowly and so on. The reason for these problems is that MKV is more complex encoding.
To solve the problem, there is an universal solution: Install appropriate codec pack. There are various free codec packs online which will allow us to decode and play MKV files. The disadvantage of this approach is that you have to download a lot of codecs but if you are only trying to play one type of video file. Another shortcoming is these codecs not always work well.
Here, I recommend this simple and easy way: Using Pavtube Video Converter which is a perfect converter for converting 720p, 1080p MKV and MKV with dts/ac3 5.1 channel audio into VLC without any problems.
Other tools: MKV Players
Related conversion: Blu-ray to M3U8 in VLC, H.265 to VLC, M4V to VLC,
With Pavtube Video Converter, you’ll have free access to watching SD videos (e.g. YouTube FLV/F4V, MP4, AVI, etc), digital camcorder recordings (e.g. MXF, MTS AVCHD, MOV, MP4, etc), Tivo, audio files (e.g. MP3, MP2, WMA, FLAC) on devices such as Apple/Android/Windows series, media players, game consoles, etc.In addition to various common audio/video files, Pavtube Video Converter is also able to output compatible video formats for editing programs (e.g. Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere, etc).
Notes: If you are Mac user, you can use the Mac version.
Then, follow the steps to convert MKV for playing in VLC Media Player.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
- Amazon Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
Step 1: Once run the program, click "Add video" button to load the MKV files. The program supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine several files into a single file, you can tick off the checkbox "Merge into one file".
Step 2: Just click the "Format">"HD Video", then click the “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”
Step 3: After selecting the format easily, you can click "Settings" to adjust Bitrates (kbps) and Size (pix). Don't forget the balance between video quality and size.
Moreover, Pavtube Video Converter also allows you to customize profile settings to get a desired and better output. Movie creation with this program is no big deal. You can edit your video files by trimming, cropping, attaching external subtitles, adding watermarks, change video effect, etc
Step 4: Click the red "Convert" button, start the conversion. And find the destination file by clicking "Open". After you get the transferred MKV file, you can play the video in VLC player without any sound issues and problems subtitles. Have a try and have fun!