Best 2 Ways to Play MKV on macOS High Sierra for Free

QuickTime player can’t play MKV files? VLC also can’t load/play MKV videos successfully? VLC plays MKV video with bad video/audio quality? Is there an easy way to play MKV on macOS High Sierra? Here are two feasible ways to allow you to flawlessly play MKV on 2017 macOS High Sierra MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Mac mini, etc.

#1: Play MKV on macOS High Sierra for Free – Convert MKV to QuickTime MOV/MP4

Since QuickTime player originally doesn’t support MKV playback, the first solution to play MKV on 2017 new macOS High Sierra MacBook Pro/Air, etc. is to convert MKV video to QuickTime supported file formats, like convert MKV to MP4, convert MKV to MOV, etc. WinX Video Converter for Mac can easily achieve this.

As the best free video converter for macOS High Sierra, it can convert MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, AVI, MP4, MOV videos, as well as convert Ultra HD 4K, Multi-track HD and JVC, Sony, Panasonic, Canon HD camcorder videos with no hassle. Use it to convert MKV to MP4/MOV, etc. with original quality which are compatible with QuickTime player. It is 100% clean and free.

Free download and install WinX Video Converter for Mac on your MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Mac mini, etc. and follow the 3 steps below to convert MKV to MP4/MOV for the playback of MKV files on macOS High Sierra.

Step 1: Add source MKV video
Open WinX Video Converter for Mac and click “+Video” button to load original MKV video file. You can add several MKV videos to convert in batch.

Step 2: Choose QuickTime video format as output
In the pop-up output profile window, choose MOV or MP4 as the output.
Optional: Click “Edit” to trim, crop, merge, subtitle video; Click “Settings” icon to adjust video/audio parameters; Tick “Use High Quality Engine” to get optimized image quality, etc.

Step 3: Start converting MKV to MOV/MP4 for Mac
Click “Browse” to set a target folder to store the converted video. Hit “RUN” to start converting MKV to QuickTime MOV, MP4, H.264, M4V, etc. at ultrafast speed for playing MKV files on macOS High Sierra MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Mac mini, etc.

#2: Play MKV on macOS High Sierra for Free – Best Free MKV Player for macOS High Sierra

If you don’t want to convert MKV, but need a reliable way to directly play MKV on macOS High Sierra computers, here we also provide the best solution. Without QuickTime or VLC player, you can now also easily play MKV file on Mac for free with 5KPlayer.

5KPlayer, the best clean and free MKV player for 2017 new macOS High Sierra, can smoothly play MKV video with original quality. It is the most popular free media player for Mac and Windows (10) now in market, enabling users to flawlessly play MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, DivX, MP3, AC3, AAC, etc. as well as any 8K/4K/1080p/720p videos/movies. It also acts as a free DVD player to play any protected DVDs with ease; a free video downloader to free download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.; an Airplay sender to stream video audio to Apple TV, etc.

Free download and install 5KPlayer, the best free MKV player for Mac, from its official site. Launch 5KPlayer and click “Video” button on the main UI. Then choose source MKV video and click “Open” to play MKV video on macOS High Sierra computers without hassle.