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.
Marc Oliver Copp commented
It seems pretty arrogant to just remove support for a video format that was working in your products for no good reason, whether it was or wasn't used by many. We pay for consistency, and your company has been consistently failing to provide this.
Please bring back support for the MKV file format. It's not rocket science.
So this is what they have said long time ago:
"We wanted to let you know that we will be removing support for the MKV file format in the next updates of Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder.
Our previous MKV file format was limited to decoding for playback. We have never offered support for encoding MKV, and overall usage of this format has been very low.
Users who need access to MKV files can consider third-party utilities. For rendering out video content for online platforms we encourage our users to take advantage of existing output options, such as H.264 and HEVC formats, which are widely used and supported."
And you are left speechless.
Tom Wilson commented
Most videos downloaded from the web are in matroska containers. I cannot understand why Adobe don't support this format.
Sergiu Mihalache commented
Use Avidemux and just change the container (mkv to mp4) without re-encoding.
Adobe is probably trying to go the Apple way and eliminate anything open-source because they can't take any fee off open-source software (and they are too greedy to let anything involving their products work without them charging someone - which eventually comes to the end-user, of course - for it).
Andrew B. commented
+1 Just in case it helps anyone else ...
Use VLC to Convert to Profile - VIDEO for YouTube HD
Once the the file saves, rename it using a .mp4 extension.
This has worked for me. I do not change any of the other VLC convert settings, and I am admittedly not needing the highest specs. Native MKV support is needed.
Barnaby P commented
It escapes me when you think that a company this big would drop support of a free and widely used container as .MKV. A lot of people i know has some project with this format file. As i do :( :(.
Please DO return MKV support. I believe editors want basic things, FAST, PERFORMANT, RELIABLE Software. And once in a while the wow feature.
Its usless to have the "best" AI features when you lose so much time transcoding videos. Such watied time and potential, to end up having to rely on free software.
MKV simply is not a niche format. I was shocked to learn that I couldn't edit my files in Premiere! What is my option now?
Lucas Drew commented
Maddison Case commented
Please return mkv support!
shubham suman commented
SIR PLEASE ADD DTS HDMA AND MKV PLUGIN IT IS VERY POPULAR IN 2019-2020 BECAUSE COMPARISION MANY LOW GRADE SOFTWARE PROVIDE MKV AND DTS HDMA
Jonathan Graves commented
Please bring back MKV format.
kleber Estorilio commented
Please bring back MKV support.
robert nichols commented
Please bring back MKV support. This is a container not a codec so no reason not to support it!
i tried gaming commented
RESTORE .MKV SUPPORT
aaron woffinden commented
Premiere Pro 2020 really sucks ***.
Choppy playback + laggy menus on my beast of a custom rendering machine. Plus no mkv support?
Good thing I still have a backup of 2019. Thoroughly disappointed.
James Eisert commented
Why would you not? +1
razvan grigorescu commented
+1 from me! bring back mkv support, please!
Earth Oliver commented
wow, can't believe support for .mkv was dropped. Once again, not understanding the market...
While OBS can record in several different formats, .MKV IS THE DEFAULT FORMAT FOR OBS
Michael Palmer commented
Just had a use case to use .mkv Please add support!
Nick Barber commented
Another +1 from me for restoring mkv support.