Restore MKV Format Support
Removing MKV Format support has a negative impact on the workflow of people that work with broadcasting software like OBS. Restore MKV support. Having native support for MKVs, even if they don't edit well without generating proxies, saves me a ton of time that I'd otherwise have to spend remuxing/transcoding files.
Amanda Finstad commented
Seriously....... Over Adobe at this point. My company will be dropping it next month
Chelsea Babcock commented
Bro wtf. Support MKV, you cowards.
Connor Danielson commented
Just bought a monthly subscription only a couple hours ago and of course, the main file format I enjoy working with and prefer overall is no longer supported! Way to go, Adobe. Once this month is up, I'll probably be canceling my subscription to look elsewhere for other editing software that's actually capable of doing what I need it to do.
Matthias Hofmann commented
Would love to see MKV format in Premiere Pro! Waiting for videos to convert to an importable format is such a waste of time, resources and energy. Switching away from MKV would be tedious, because if the capture session crashes, all data would be lost.
Mickey Malone commented
This is dumb. You need to support the MKV format. It is used for live stream backups over other formats due to it's fault tolerance.
DANIEL TAYLOR commented
I'm a paying customer and I guess I'm going to have to resort to piracy to use an older version lmao
**** adobe and their entire team.
Mark Bennison commented
Thank you Eric Victory, saved me hours with a number of projects where I was recorded in OBS and had been doing voice-over work, etc and just needed a nice intro to them all before publishing before MVK was removed from my version of PP (not sure how I managed to use them up until very recently).
I did as Eric suggested, Duplicate the ImporterMPEG.prm and rename ImporterMKV.prm in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder CC 2019\Plug-Ins\Common
My MKVs are now back to normal. Now to quickly complete these projects while I have access!
Kevin Monahan commented
It's a good request since it was formerly working in the product. Upvoted.
ben florkowski commented
why the **** would MKV support be removed
We need mkv support in our workflow.
Gökdeniz Çetin commented
Dino Silvestri commented
This is why I may have to cancel and switch to avid again. it seems like the industry forces this every 5 years.
Jon Sheldon commented
Have just been reading about the benefits of FFV1/PCM codecs and .MKV containers for archiving, and how it has become a favourite for video archiving associations around the world. Then discovered that Adobe just removed support for it! For what reason? Will support be reinstated? If not within Premier Pro will support be added to Encoder?
eric victory commented
adobe? are you joking? i just duplicate the ImporterMPEG.prm and change it to ImporterMKV.prm
the files can you see in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder CC 2019\Plug-Ins\Common
John Myers commented
Adobe you are actively alienating SO MANY of your users by continuously removing critical codecs from our workflow. I am so sick of this user hostility from Adobe! I can only hope your hubris will be your undoing.
Cameron Garnham commented
Easy solution for those who wish to use MKV files with Premiere Pro:
(brew install ffmpeg)
$ ffmpeg -i video.mkv -map 0 -c:v copy -c:a pcm_s16le video.mkv.mov
You can play around with editing the "-codec:a pcm_s16le" and replacing it with "-codec:a copy", skipping the decoding of the audio stream.
I honestly don't understand why an 'update' would be removing a feature that worked fine and many people used... An update should be improving things, not limiting.
Royce Whitaker commented
This is honestly crazy. I had many CURRENT projects that use mkv files and now i have to go and convert them because some num-nuts at adobe decided to take it out..!
ANY amount of warning would be nice.
Sean Ragan commented
I sure hope Adobe had compelling technical reasons for removing MKV support, and that your lawyers didn't have any say in the matter.
I have some projects using ".mkv" and now it's a headache having to search for a workaround :(
Please get the ".mkv" officially supported, it is critical to some of us that can't take the time to remuxing files!