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.
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!
PLEASE restore mkv-support!
Please restore MKV support to premiere pro. Importing as well as exporting.
MAGIX VEGAS Pro 17 soporta MKV AMIGOS
MAGIX VEGAS Pro 17 supports MKV FRIENDS
Why on earth did you removes Mkv ??
I read by chance... no update for me...
This ruined so many project files I had been working on for over a year. Super depressing.
It's actually ridiculous that this was removed... For Screen Captures on Windows, OBS is VERY popular and in order to capture 4 channels of audio and ALSO prevent losing your screen captures from OBS crashes, MKV is the only option. Everything worked fine before. Now I have to remux screen captueres as an extra step because Premiere pro (A professional video editing program) cannot import a pretty popular video file AND I can't even use ADOBE MEDIA ENCODER to convert the mkv file EVEN THOUGH media encoder is literally meant to encode media to different formats................ Literally makes no sense they would remove support of this.
Honestly, who makes these decisions within the Premiere Pro team? Whoever is in charge needs to realize that customers drive their business and they should be listening to the feedback they receive. MKV was fine before, why just remove it and inconvenience many of your paying customers?
Miguel Tabera commented
Please, mkv support is critical for me. I'm wasting too much time remuxing files :(
MKV wasn't harming anyone.
It was so useful for using clips from random sources in videos. Ridiculous to drop support for one of the most popular formats around.
Andrew Belcher commented
I would appreciate the ability to import MKV's again.
Carlos S. Cuellar commented
Adobe, is this really beneficial for your company to remove MKV support? I mean do you wan't loyal customers to stop using your software? Because i am seriously considering it or do you think you are so big and powerful that you can just spit in the face of your customers?
Frank Comstock commented
Please restore MKV, I have a substantial amount of videos that are in MKV format, I was never expecting that to be removed. Converting every video before editing it is a huge pain.
I had to download handbrake to convert a video before running it in Premier and Adobe Media Encoder, that is really annoying.
These days, arguing that there's "little or no demand" for Matroska container support is a more dubious statement than saying there's "no demand" for AVI, MPG or FLV (who actually uses the old Flash video container formats nowadays?)
Vegas (no longer owned by Sony) added Matroska container support recently, and Microsoft have been improving their playback support for the most common codecs and containers since 2015.
We are finally moving away from the plethora of vendor-specific codecs and containers that we struggled with for over two decades. Matroska has played a big part in that positive development. Furthermore, it is a future-proof container standard.
Super Bunny commented
Mkv files can contain more quality and files. For tribute editors like me, that's very important. We need mkv files. We NEED it. Adobe, add it to premiere. How hard is it??
There is 0 reason to take this out, another example of Adobe being absolutely hopeless to their customer base. Is there some genius from Adobe who can explain why they consistently want to further their **** reputation?
Aaron Shackelford commented
At least add 13.1.2 back into Adobe Creative Cloud