Free MKV Player

Free MKV Player

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    226,788
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 04, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    704.58KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,732
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #30 in Video Players

Editors' Review

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Free MKV Player supports the popular MKV file format, as well as AVI and MP4, but it doesn't handle high-memory MKV files well enough and it doesn't offer any standout features to make up for it. It also comes with some add-on programs during the installation.

When you install this program, it will try to load different add-on programs to your computer. These will take over your browser with toolbars, homepage switches, and more. Make sure you read the fine print and opt out of each. Though the program's name is Free MKV Player, it supports AVI and a few other video formats, as well. While it managed to play most files used for testing, when we played a big MKV file, it struggled to play it full-speed. If the file is more than 100MB, it will usually play it half-speed. The player, itself, consists of a single window and doesn't include any advanced menu options. It just includes the basics -- a timeline, volume control, as well as open video, play/pause, stop, and forward and backward buttons. While it plays videos in full-screen and lets you drag and drop files into the player for instant playback, it doesn't remember where you left off with a video if you close it.

With universal players like VLC available, there's not much room for video players that only focus on one or two formats. If you're looking for a basic MKV player that can also play MP4 and AVI files, then Free MKV Player would be enough. However, if you're looking for a more universal player with better playback quality of larger MKV files and more advanced options, you should look elsewhere.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Good .avi and .mkv player"

December 15, 2014  |  By infantilesweetcorn

 |  Version: Free MKV Player 1.0

Pros

simple minimal interface and player. large .mkv files didn't load as well but the description says they don't work...thought i'd try

Cons

larger player to handle bigger files.

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5 stars

"Killer Player!!"

December 07, 2014  |  By mike.lando

 |  Version: Free MKV Player 1.0

Pros

Only one of a few from download.com that works without freezing.

Cons

If you're in need of a MKV player, try this one.

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1 stars

"Installs other unwanted crap"

November 11, 2014  |  By FTXinvest

 |  Version: Free MKV Player 1.0

Pros

None! Only if you enjoy wasting your time downloading & installing something in order to uninstall it.

Cons

Installed custom version to avoid it installing stuff like it tried, such as the YouTube downloader. Then, it said, "will install in background". Within a few seconds my Malwarebytes antivirus started popping up messages about other things, including "Snipsmart". I looked that up on Google and immediately found a bunch of stuff like this: "Remove SnipSmart Ads (Virus Removal Guide)".

Summary

THIS SUCKS! I HAD A LOT OF WORK TO DO TONIGHT, AND NOW HAVE TO WASTE TIME TRYING TO UNINSTALL THIS CRAP PROGRAM THAT I NEVER EVEN GOT TO USE, AND HOPE THERE AREN'T ANY OTHER HIDDEN TROJAN HORSES I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LATER. :0(

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5 stars

"Great player"

October 02, 2014  |  By Lord_Tryzalot_4ME

 |  Version: Free MKV Player 1.0

Pros

works like a charm. recommend to all.

Cons

no cons brought here

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5 stars

"Sweet MKV Player!!!!"

September 30, 2014  |  By garbagecanlid1111

 |  Version: Free MKV Player 1.0

Pros

Plays MKVs to the max

Cons

nothing here

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Freedom Software Company
Publisher web site http://freedomsoftwarecompany.com
Release Date April 04, 2014
Date Added April 04, 2014
Version 1.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 704.58KB
File Name freemkvplayer_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 226,788
Downloads Last Week 1,732
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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