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.
MKV Format Support is being investigated for Premiere and Media Encoder.
Antoine Autokroma commented
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Christopher Woods commented
MKV container support is incredibly useful, despite only supporting opening/decoding. What a stupid idea to remove it. Bring it back, along with support for other increasingly popular open codecs like VP9, Vorbis and Opus (WebM). The world doesn't revolve around MOV and MP4.
Christopher Brown commented
Disgusting. What am I paying for? The privilege of software that automatically breaks itself? If I hadn't used a legitimate copy, I'd still have support.
Antoine Autokroma commented
Could you share your .mkv files for testing ?
Rajendra Narayan Kundu commented
Why Premiere Pro does not support .mkv files? This is the best video editing software, still it does not support .mkv files. Does it make sense from any angle?
And why would I convert and then import the clip? In general, the most popular formats of videos are .mkv and .mp4. But .mkv provides more quality than .mp4. So, why would I convert the format, where I am going to use the best video editing software in this world?
This problem is really too much bad for the reputation of Premiere Pro. Please, take needed steps and fix the issue that all including me can continue with Premiere Pro rather than shifting to DaVinci Resolve.
Sergiu Mihalache commented
The real question is why remove a useful and working feature from the software, what could the reason be for displeasing the customers in such a way?
Mateo Gomez commented
Yeah, I have to agree with this thread I really would love to have MKV support. I just started using Adobe Premier Pro and I am wasting so much time with format conversion.
Why would this not be a standard feature this format has been around for 18 years now. It is not a new format.
Rick Kennedy commented
.mkv file support
Gökdeniz Çetin commented
We want MKV support back!! I had to use 2019 version which is suck, why we have to use older version while there's newer available? Adobe bring back this in 2021 please!!
CLINTON ROGERS commented
PiTiVi, KDEnlive, and OpenShot all got this one right, despite costing $0, just sayin'...
David Knight commented
Yes please restore mkv format support!!
The videos I have are in mkv format.
Robert G Thayer commented
That was such an idiotic thing to do. I am now spending 48hours converting all the video files to a format a tool we paid for will accept. It's completely unacceptable
José Alfú commented
MKV is a needed format in my workplace.
Johnny Mindlin commented
I totally agree with this request. I edit YouTube live-streamed content for clients and they almost all use .mkv files. It is a very long-winded process to convert to H264 / MP4.
Please bring back MKV support.
I have several projects made using mkv files. please bring back the support for the format
Joe Turton commented
Please bring back mkv support or provide a method to convert the mkv files into a supported file type. I have a lot of historic files in this format I wish to still be able to use.
Fotograf Kiev commented
Importing mkv is not the main thing. Exporting mkv provides ample opportunities. The lack of mkv export is sad. For example, the ability to embed stereopair tags! Sadness.
Ivan Gantchev commented
It is extremely annoying that Premiere does not handle this seemingly trivial feature.
I'm not sure if it's been posted yet but there is a quick work around.
Just pull out the tracks from the MKV.
Get MKVToolNix which you should probably have anyway as it's the best MKV manager IMO:
This comes with a few command line tools and one of them is MKVextract.
Either use it straight up or get the GUI for it from here:
After running extract, you will have a video file (mp4/avc/etc) and an audio file (ac3/etc)
If the file is eac3, just rename it to ac3
Jake Sherlock commented
I have been going in circles. But as of this moment, the best solution that I have found - maybe new? Maybe not? - is to use 'Remux' in OBS under the file menu. I'm not sure if it is an OBS MKV format only thing or if you could use any MKV? My issue has been importing MKV from OBS to Premiere. This is the quickest method I've found so far.
I tried the renaming method found on YouTube etc. (change extension .mkv to .avi) but maybe it's an OBS MKV only issue it didn't work.
I've been struggling with using my Canon 600D (T3i). Recording more than 12 minutes at full res or beyond a 4GB file limit is impossible (firmware/canon BS)! I installed Magic Lantern. ML works great. It can record unlimited length in MLV RAW. However, the resolution is sacrificed to compensate for the camera's slow systems (Sensor to processor to SD card bottleneck) and, of course, Premiere doesn't like MLV files. A one and a half-hour recording were 30 files totaling 118GB. BUT!
I am now using OBS to record from the camera over USB. Canon has a 'Webcam' driver for most cameras and thus OBS can record at full res, 24fps into mkv. I remux it and BAM!
I sincerely hope this helps at least one person.