Can’t play MKV in VLC on Mac El Capitan- Solution

Well, I am bit of a tech newbie, so this question is probably going to sound silly, but I have come across a lot of MKV files, and how can I play these MKV using VLC on my Mac computer running on OS X El Capitan. At my first trial, I can’t play MKV in VLC on Mac El Capitan. Is there any solution for me?

I have researched the web and tried to follow some instructions. According some other users feedback, playing MKV on Mac OS X El Capitan with VLC media player is not smooth(stuttering or jumping) and the VLC always turns to crash. Can VLC support MKV on El Capitan?

Owning to the update of Mac OS, VLC media player is not able to work perfectly on El Capitan until now. What’s more, MKV (matroska) is a general use container, and as such the .mkv files can contain many tracks with different audio and video compression formats, which can cause problems during playback. Even if VLC can run on Mac El Capitan, many guys sometimes found that MKV can’t be played in VLC due to the codec issues.

Since you cannot play MKV file using VLC on El Capitan, there’s really not much you can do except maybe converting MKV to another format. Here comes with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which enables you to convert MKV to a friendly video for VLC for playback effortlessly on Mac OS X (El Capitan as well Yosemite, Mavericks, etc). Constantly updated to fit with the latest technology, this video converting software is fully compatible with Mac’s latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan and can convert any video MKV, AVI, FLV, MPG, MTS, MKV, etc up to 30X faster and without quality loss. Actually, this Mac video converter can aid you to solve all the video playback issues on Mac El Capitan. Download it now and start your conversion task.

Convert MKV for playback in VLC on Mac OS X El Capitan

1. Click the “Add Files” or “Add From Folder” button to load MKV videos for converting.

2. Click on “Format” bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode MKV to .mov, .mp4 for playing with VLC on El Capitan. These formats are also supported well by QuickTime and iTunes in Yosemite.

Tip: It’s freely to adjust the video, audio parameters including video codec, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, etc to get the best video as you like.

3. In the end, you just need to click the “Convert” button start the conversion. When the converting process ends, you can open output folder to check and play converted MKV videos in VLC as well as QuickTime player, iTunes on your Mac El Capitan with the best quality.

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