VLC not playing MKV videos in OS X Yosemite- Fixed

Published on by Chris King

It can be found in VLC official site that VLC does support MKV files. However, we have troubles in playing MKV in VLC on Mac OS X Yosemite. This article will offer you a simple way to enable VLC play MKV files on Yosemite without any trouble.

VLC not playing MKV videos in OS X Yosemite- Fixed
I have scoured the internet and found many guys have the issues while playing MKV in VLC on Mac OS X Yosemite. Let’s look at the VLC MKV playback issue on Yosemite:

Q1: VLC not playing MKV in OS X Yosemite Since installing Yosemite, some files (.mp4) play fine... but .mkv files refuse to load. About thirty seconds of loading, I have to force quit.

Q2: VLC won't play MKV Yosemite OS I upgraded my OS to Yosemite the other day and ever since my VLC player won't play any of my MKV files, I try to open it and it just hangs for a very long time and then the player won't even close and becomes non-responsive, I have to right click and force quit to close it.

You may also meet the trouble likewise on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Got some tech support from VLC forum, it still needs time to further investigate the problem. There is nothing VLC can really do about that until now. So is there any possible way to play an MKV file with VLC on Yosemite? Of course, there is. Since MP4 can be played well with VLC on Yosemite, a quick fix is to convert MKV to MP4 before playing with VLC.

Compared with MKV, the videos format MP4 is more compatible with VLC. Therefore, it's better to convert MKV to a more common video format to play MKV with VLC while avoiding any problems. Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is recommended to do the trick. Constantly updated to fit with the latest technology, this video converting software is fully compatible with Mac's latest OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It’s capable of converting MKV to MP4, WMV, MOV, etc, and delivering high video & audio quality. Plus, it also provides the optimal presets for iTunes, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iMovie, Galaxy Tab and more media player or devices. Download it and learn the brief guide.

Tutorial to Convert MKV to VLC compatible MP4:

Step 1. Import the MKV file by hitting add icon.

Step 2.Click Format bar and select MP4 as output format.

Step 3. Hit Convert to start conversion with top MKV Converter for Yosemite. After the conversion, you can locate and add the new file into VLC for playback on Mac OS X Yosemite without any issue.

Editor’s Note: You may be suggested to search for a VLC alternative to play MKV on Yosemite because of VLC playing errors. There are too many MKV players in the market, but based on our multiple tests, we found few video players are fully compatible with the Apple’s desktop operating system Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Anyone has picked out a good one can share here.

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