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.
Ryan Creighton commented
i'm not going to sift through 12 pages of comments to see if someone else said this, but i have this same problem. And until the team supports mkv format again (which they should!) here's a very fast workaround using the free VLC software:
2. + Add (add the mkv file)
4. Click the wrench
5. On the Video codec tab, select "Video" and "Keep original video track"
6. On the Audio codec tab, select "Audio" and "Keep original audio track"
9. Choose a destination and give it a .mp4 filename
Quick and painless. Converts it to an mp4. But we shouldn't have to go through this. If free software can do it, this expensive software handle mkv files with no conversion.
Ralph Mückstein commented
i use remuxen in obs to transfer mkv to mp4. but adobe makes a 500mb file to a 1,4GB file with match source. profile youtube is over 4GB...
Joshua Marner commented
I was using OBS to record, and chose MKV because it doesn't require finalization of the file after recording. Why would you REMOVE support for something like this in professional software?
You could stay with the old version supporting MKV and downgrade your project manually https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJO4PlHASIs
James Delhauer commented
This decision really hurt our company and caused a lot of our editors to switch to Resolve or Avid Workflows. This was a bad move, regardless of how much you saved on licensing. Other comments echo my struggles with broken project files, lost man hours, increased storage costs (from having to remux years of MKVs into MP4s while preserving the originals). You really betrayed us, Adobe. And your biggest threat right now is free. $600 a year is starting to feel like the tip of the iceberg when you break our workflows like this.
scott sumpter commented
When free options are more capable in the ways that people want, you're going to find a problem.
mark mcmillan commented
Cannot believe you broke every project I have worked on for the last 6 months. Inexcusable. Every camera clip I have is in MKV, every project is now unusable until I fiddle around with a bunch of manual steps that may or may not get the project back to exactly as it was.
Angelo Wisidagama commented
you should at least give a heads up before doing somethings like this , we have existing projects using mkv file format .Regardless if its low or high format its up-to us , a good editing software should be user friendly removing some of the features is not totally acceptable Instead of upgrading your features dont downgrade and make us disappointed. we were so happy about the features that you are introducing on each update but this is an total disappointment. we have a corporate deal and this is going to effect us big time. kindly look into this matter, or else we would have to consider looking for other alternatives. cause we will never know what will be you next move. which things you will remove. Thanks
Does anyone has a sample file for me please ?
Ryan Buck commented
Bring back MKV files please! I may have to go use other software since you stopped.
JAY BARKER commented
Hey! Can you guys bring back support to MKV files? I use OBS to record videos and they only come out MKV. You guys are great, but this would make the product even better.
Pablo Karlsson commented
Why was this removed. I now need to convert 2TB of mkv and also all my projects files that were in limbo as I some how had a 2019 version of premier supporting mkv.
Pablo Karlsson commented
Also it was present in previous version idiotic to remove it.
The audio present in my MKV clips is Flac 98000kbps, 16-bit, stereo.
Handbrake is the only way to deal with MKV. Re-encoding is the best I've seen so far.
Being able to select different devices to help with encoding is very cool and helps speed things up.
Magix Vegas Pro, Crashes all the time trying to load the clip for playback.
thanks for the link suggestion, so easy. MP4 added
I'm just gonna give up with using MKV. Playback does work, No Audio. I have an old version of Premiere Pro.
I'll try other software, for the best encoding i can find. Magix Vegas Pro, does have a "MKV Experimental" Tick box option. i might start with that.
On the Plus side. I've learnt lots of new things dealing with instance.
Angelo I would also be interested in your 3D Audio .MP4 file !
Angelo, couldn't connect on the dropbox because of 2 Factor Authentification. However you can just "share a link" with dropbox and anyone with the link will be able to download it !
I've created a Dropbox account, i'll change the details, once you have the sample.
Antoine, i've made a quick 7 second clip from my phone. its about 50MB. Hi-res Audio, 4k, 60fps, MKV. How do upload the clip? I can't attach it.
I've done a bit of study. Most containers cant handle the various audio technologies, apart from MKV and encoding to other formats seems to cause audio issues. Which ill try myself.
After analyzing my clip, I'm interested in your opinion Antoine.
Eric, i've tried what you suggested. No Joy. Playback always worked. But proxies and exporting in MKV seems impossible.