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.
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.
Sergiu Mihalache commented
Adobe definitely doesn't deserve all the money they ask for Premiere, that is for sure. All these requests from paying users shamelessly ignored are literally asking the users to just as shamelessly pirate the software.
Mr Worldwide commented
Pro tip: Pirate Premiere 2019 until the change is made. Won't be getting money from me :)
Muhammad Hussein Ammari commented
Please bring it back
I deal with a lot of MKV content,
especially with OBS Studio
Enrique Solórzano commented
Please bring it back. I deal with a lot of MKV content, especially with OBS Studio
Mauricio CASTANO commented
Please, bring back support for MKV, I have many projects that uses source files in this format and I use them again in other projects, converting then to another format will be disastrous and pain taken.
Antoine Autokroma commented
Can anyone share some .MKV files they would like to import into Premiere Pro ?
Antoine Autokroma commented
Unfortunately OBS produces VFR files so it will be buggy anyway
Aaron Linder commented
I don't need MKV encoding capability, which you never supported (and I never needed!), but please bring back the MKV decoding capability, which had been supported before and is still needed to import the default livestream recording format from OBS in particular into Adobe Premiere.
I haven't had to do an "ingest" step (which is what this forced file conversion is like) since I used a competitor's NLE software a long time ago.
Earth Oliver commented
Vanessa, the good news is that you can use File>Remux in OBS to convert your mkv to mp4 and then they're usable in Premiere. The conversion only takes 1 or 2 seconds.
Vanessa Kelsall commented
100% agree, just recorded a long live session on OBS, absolutely gutted when I discovered that I cant edit or modify my MKV...
Chris Fox commented
please reimplement this functionality, not being able to edit mkv is very irritating
Gabriel Onen commented
Not supporting MKV is frustrating as ****, so why my upgrade?
Julian Pedersen commented
Bring back MKV support. It is key to my work please.
Paul Allen commented
It is insane MKV is no longer supported. And I hear people around the web claiming "it is a niche format". It is NOT niche and is WIDELY used in all sorts of places on the Internet. In fact, I'd say it's probably the most common container for web-downloaded media. Insane. Adding a tremendous amount of added work on the user's end for no clear reason and removing it unannounced. Terrible decision. If there were any application half as good I would already be gone.
For Adobe to just remove it and say "Sorry, you can't have this anymore. We never REALLY supported it" is asinine. Just put it back in. Whatever reason you really removed it probably isn't very good. Use your billions of dollars and fix it.
Sergiu Mihalache commented
I don't Adobe is referring anyone to third-party software, I don't think they care enough. It's other users that try to help each other, Adobe only cares about the money they receive from us.
Frank Davey commented
Adobe referring its users to third-party freeware for a common thing it used to do natively is, well, a bit odd.
And why cost your users extra time?
Right now at Adobe Premiere web page :
"Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing software for film, TV, and the web."
"Any camera. Any format. Any platform."
Then you see this:
Which states that no one use MKV which is de facto industry standard for web/live streaming/live capture. And absolutely free format.
So it really seems like marketing, management and development each of them live in different world.
I am not really sure if they really know what they have done.