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The MKV Player is a free video player that not only plays MKV file extensions, but other types as well. It can also play audio only files in top quality and runs videos in their original file quality. This player has a streamline simple interface, with the options of making the video full screen or shrinking it down to a smaller size. Its streaming tool bar features the standard buttons a video player should have with words instead of symbols.
Although the player itself is easy to use for watching videos, it also have a few configuration settings that may be overly complicated. Some settings might have to be used to get the video to play correctly, and they are hidden behind the screen of the video in a drop down menu. To get to this, you may have to stop the video and move it over so you can work with the options. These options however are limited, and only allow the use of setting the speed to fast or slow, or loading up subtitles.
Video effects do not come with this player nor does any type of equalizer. If all you want is the essential functions of a video player, the MKV Player is a great choice. It plays almost all file extensions and runs the video smoothly without any bugs occurring in the stream. One of the biggest cons is that there is no help manual or tutorial with the program, you will need to figure out its capabilities on your own.