MKA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a MKA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .MKA files.

What is a MKA file?

A .MKA file is a Matroska Audio file. MKA stands for Matroska Audio Stream and is an audio file format. The name "Matroska" is derived from the Russian word for "nesting doll" because MKA files can "nest" several multimedia files into one single file. This type of file is often referred to as a "container" file.

MKA files are an audio-only version of MKV files, which is the Matroska Video file format, which may or may not contain audio too.

How to open MKA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension MKA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different MKA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension MKA

While we know of one file format using the .MKA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MKA file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of MKA files. Remember, different programs may use MKA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
VideoLAN VLC media playerVideoLAN VLC media playerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
VAFPlayerVAFPlayerUser submitted
SyncUPSyncUPUser submitted
Nero MediaHubNero MediaHubUser submitted
MplayerMplayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with MKA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with MKA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!