Working with MKV files is not such an easy task, as dedicated software solutions are available in small numbers. This is why users have to rely on more complex video players that support a wide range of formats, including the Matroska video format. MKV Player comes to resolve this issue by providing a quick way of simply playing MKV files, without complex menus or configurations, simply choose the video file and it will automatically play.
The interface is very basic and comes only with the main features you'll need when trying to handle video files. The controls are scarce and consist of a 'Play' and a 'Stop' button besides the slider you can use to move forward or backwards while viewing the movie.
Changing the ratio, taking a screenshot, managing the subtitle position are among the available operations. MKV Player also enables you to set the playback speed, add a delay for the audio stream and associate the supported files with it.
Additionally, an integrated option gives you the possibility to save all files inserted to a playlist so that you can later enjoy. For enhanced ease of access, a few preset hotkeys are available to be put to good use. Unfortunately, these cannot be changed, but keys used are not complicated at all to remember.
Insofar as the file formats this application can handle, the news are quite good because with it you will be able to open VOB, FLV, DivX, MPG, AVI or MOV, as well as the most common audio file types, like MP3, FLAC, AC3, AAC or WMA.
All in all, MKV Player is a very basic tool you can use to view movies encoded in the Matroska video format. There is no separate settings menu, everything is up for grabs from the main window but, after all, the utility serves its purpose and enables you to view MKVs with minimal effort.