The MKV is a multimedia container format which can hold an unlimited of video, audio or subtitle tracks in one file. They are often high quality videos might be ripped from Blu-ray/DVD movies, or exported from HD stream. Some standard movie players may not be deal with MKV at its first appearance. But now, you can play HD MKV files on both Mac and Windows easily. What you need to do is just download an app or codec that supports playing the high quality video format.
There are a lot of free media players available now for you playback the high quality MKV files. Here we recommend the Aurora Blu-ray Player for Mac. It is not only powerful Blu-ray player software, but also a completely free Mac MKV player. That means you can play 1080P MKV on Mac very smoothly. It can be used as free Mac DVD player, free HD movie player for Mac just as your VLC or Apple DVD player. And the most important is that it can play Blu-ray disc, ISO, folder directly on your Mac.
Step 1 Free download the free Mac MKV player from Aurora download center, install it on your Mac. The installation is very easy, just launch the .dmg file and copy into your Application folder. Then you can drag the application icon to your Dock.
Step 2 Run the player from your Dock, click “Open File” to load the MKV videos you want to deal with.
Step 3 If your MKV movie contains multiple audio and subtitle tracks, you can switch them with the Audio and Video menu at the top of the screen.
Now you can enjoy your MKV movies on your Mac, this tutorial can also be applied for other HD formats like AVI, MP4, MOV, etc. By the way, the Aurora Blu-ray player for Mac is a completely free Mac Media Player except the commercial Blu-ray playback. You should buy the full version to remove the watermark when playback Blu-rays.