Two Methods to Play local MKV files on Android Tablets

My friend sent me some mkv video for his travel, I copyed it into my Samsung Android tablet, but can not play it. I was just confused so I searched to death and finally get the answer. 

MKV is a container format which can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks in one file. However, MKV can’t be accepted by most player, mobile devices, Android included. So that’s the reason that my Android tablet can’t play MKV natively. If I want to play local MKV file on Android tablet, I need to install a MKV playeron my tablet or convert MKV to Android tablet supported video format with MKV Converter. Below are the in-depth solutions. 

Method 1: Install MKV Player on Android tablet 

It is a easy way to play MKV files on Android tablet. I discovered 2016 top 3 MKV player and list them below:

Top 1: DIVX 10 – High-Quality MKV Player

DivX offers freedom like no other video format, so you can watch your movies on your computer and 1 billion DivX devices, including the PlayStation 3, Samsung Galaxy tablets and mobile phones, Blu-ray players, digital TVs and more.

Top 2: VLC Media Player

VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

Top 3: 5KPlayer – All-in-one Free MKV Player

5KPlayer is a free MKV media player. This MKV file player is made for bringing you an user-friendly and customer-oriented Matroska video playback solution. With easy to use interface, you can easily play MKV movie videos no matter you are an experienced software master or not. 

But I just hesitate to add an extra App on my Samsung tablet. It is old and I don’t think that installing too many apps o it is a good idea. And I heard that some apps cost too much time when downloading. Anyway, I don’t like the way. Maybe, I prefer the second way.

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Convert MVK to Android Tablet friendly format

I have a Pavtube Video Converter Ultiamte in its giveaway. I read its tutorial and I knew that it can convert MKV to other video format, like MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPEG, etc. I searched that Android tablet supports MP4. I decided to convert my local MKV files to MP4 on my computer then I don’t need to install any third party app on my tablet.

If you don’t have one, maybe you can download one at below. And its steps are so easy to learn. 


Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address:
– Cnet Download:

Step 1: Add MKV file

If your MKV files are located on computer, you can simply drag and drop the files to the program after you launched it.

Step 2: Choose output format

Actually, I can choose MP4 in “Common Video” or “HD Video” but I find the preset for Android tablet in “Android” profile. What a sweet design!

Tip: I tried to open “Settings” window. And I saw some video/audio parameters here. It seems that you can adjust the spec by yourself. But I just kept the original settings.

Step 3: Convert MKV to Android tablet

Hit “Convert” then the software will start to convert MKV to MP4 for Android tablet. The speed was fast that I didn’t wait for so long time.

When I put the converted MKV file to Android tablet, they are be played. I was so excited. But I think I should reduce the video size while converting them. I saw the video size in “Settings” window and it indeed was a little bit big that my tablet can’t store too many movies. Anyway, a happy experience on video conversion with Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. 

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