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.
Well as an individual yes please re-add this. I remember that time fondly being able to edit content straight through Premiere Pro. But I don't think that only indivduals have a active interest and investment in Adobe supporting this, But a lot of actual publishers, media outlets & new video production companys that are founded today will have as well. A lof of those target smaller streamers, create PR campaigns or happen to generate content, advertisement for the new generation of media such as live streaming platforms.
MKV is here to stay at least for a while especially with the feature-spec that is attractive for both amateurs, professionals a like. It be a mistake to not support MKV for the future of Adobe products. But that's just my take on this, OBS as a program won't go away either and they're one of the main reason why MKV has gained a lot of popularity recently.
Jan Safar commented
Hello i want ask you one question . Why Premire Pro or Media encoder not support MKV codec ... Premiere pro is not cheap program ... and i dont understand why this codec isnt support ?
John Raines commented
Premiere Pro simply cannot be taken seriously in the archival world without support for the Matroska container.
John Poynton commented
"The most popular industry standard video editing software in the world"
... Not sure where that propaganda comes from but I think Avid & FCP and the newcomer DaVinci Resolve would dispute that claim
Carlin Reid commented
Just posting here to say I started my Premiere trial today, and boy am I glad I only went with the free trial. The most popular industry standard video editing software in the world thinks .mkv is a 'niche format'... wow, this is me speechless right now.
And I see this issue was raised 13 July 2019 and remains unresolved almost two years later. I'm going to go back to any of 100 alternative solutions to video editing that offer support for this massively used video format and don't bleed my wallet as badly as Adobe.
Rory Martin commented
I had the great pleasure of providing Mr. Singh (Sr. Product Mgr for Premiere Pro) with details of my work flow. While my usage might not qualify for the inclusion of MKV support, Mr. Singh was very generous with his time. Perhaps he will be contacting others who are supporting this initiative. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Chance Valentine commented
Nice to see that there is a response for the admin about it "being investigated" but we need a straight answer. Including MKV just seems like a no-brainer. If free encoding software can do it, but your software cannot, you will lose business. The business we have already given you may not continue in the future.
Will the answer to this "investigation" (It's not an accident or crime. Or, is it?) becoming forthwith? A yes or no as far as bringing back support for MKV is what everyone wants. Preferably a yes.
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Vlad Iepure commented
@Antoine Autokroma yes we need this also on macOS
Dale Ferrier commented
Just plain stupidity on Adobe's part to stop supporting this container format.
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.
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.
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