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Does VLC play MKV files in Mac OS X Yosemite?

    This tutorial walks you through, how to stop VLC Media Player from stuttering or jumping when you are playing HD MKV files on Mac (Yosemite included).

In general, you may get some MVK files and want to enjoy them on a computer. So, how can we play a VLC on Mac Yosemite if there’s a VLC Media Player installed? Can VLC support MKV on Yosemite directly? According some other users and my own experience, it’s not smooth and the VLC always turns to crash. Well, there is a workaround for you. Learn in detail.

Owning to the update of Mac OS, VLC media player is not able to work perfectly on Yosemite 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 Yosemite, we’ve sometimes found that MKV can’t be played in VLC due to the codec issues.



Since you cannot play MKV file using VLC on Yosemite, 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 Yosemite. Constantly updated to fit with the latest technology, this video converting software is fully compatible with Mac's latest OS X 10.10 Yosemite and can convert any video MKV, AVI, FLV, MPG, MTS, MKV, etc up to 30X faster and without quality loss.

Tutorial: Convert MKV for playback in VLC on Yosemite Mac 10.10

Step 1. Load MKV movies

Run this software and then import your MKV files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this Mac video converter supports batch conversion.



Step 2. Set output format

Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode MKV to .mov, .mp4 for playing with VLC on Mac OS X Yosemite. These formats are also supported well by QuickTime and iTunes in Yosemite.



P.S. This Video Converter for Yosemite also helps you to convert videos to mobile devices supported formats, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy, etc.

Step 3. Start converting MKV on Yosemite

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 Yosemite with the best quality. Enjoy.

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