Have downloaded a lot of HD movies in MKV file format on your local computer drive and wish to transfer and watch them on your newly purchased iPhone 7 on the move. However, you may be disappointed to find the default video player apps in iPhone 7 only supports to deal with very limited file formats, MKV, an open source multimedia container format with various different video, audio codec and and subtitle tracks is unfortunately excluded from iPhone 7 supported formats list. The good news is that there are many alternative MKV video players for iPhone 7 that can do a good job for you.
The following article will review 5 of best MKV players for iPhone 7, these video players will help you to play not only MKV but also other popular file formats with advanced playback features.
Best 5 MKV Players for iPhone 7
1. VLC Video Player
VLC for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus is same which we have been using for years on our PCs. You don’t need a converter because this players runs all type of formats. You can synchronize it with Dropbox, GDrive, OneDrive, Box, iCloud Drive, iTunes, direct downloads and through WiFi sharing as well as streaming from SMB, FTP, UPnP/DLNA media servers and the web. It may be for mobile but it’s full of features and costs nothing.
2. PlayerXtreme Video Player
PlayerXtreme is a video player worthy of the elegant iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With PlayerXtreme Video Player, you can watch any video and audio in any file format on iPhone 7/7 Plus on the move. The video player features a Mac Finder or Windows Explorer like interface, it has support for SMB, UPNP and Wifi. It allows you to play files from your email attachments and set passcode on your library to restrict anyone from accessing your folders/files.
3. nPlayer Plus Video Player
nPlayer enable you to play all kinds of video formats and codecs without file converting efforts. You don’t need to store video files in your iPhone 7/7 Plus with limited storage space. nPlayer’s powerful and various network technologies will help you to stream them from remote devices. With your finger tip, you can adjust playback position, move to previous and next subtitle position, adjust location and font size of subtitles, control volume and brightness.
Supported file formats
Video formats: MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, OGV, RMVB, TP etc.
Audio formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC, APE etc.
Oplayer can play nearly all video and audio formats like AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MPG, MP4, Webm, VOB, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAV, etc. It also supports multiple audio tracks, so you can change the audio track as you like. The paid version of Oplayer covers more functions than the free one.
5. AVPlayer and AVPlayer HD
AVPlayer and AVPlayerHD supports all video file format such as AVI, Xvid, WMV and many more effortlessly and without any conversion. AVPlayer and AVPlayerHD apps offer controls for playback speed, video scrubbing and USB or Wi-Fi transfer for getting content into the app. AVPlayer and AVPlayerHD also support external subtitle files such as SMI and SRT.
Alternative solution to play MKV files on iPhone 7
As MKV is a multimedia container file format, it may hold some video codec such as H.265/HEVC or audio codec like DTS-HD that’s not supported by the iPhone 7 MKV players listed above. When facing that situation, you can turn to help with a powerful MKV Converter for iPhone 7/7 Plus –Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac, which can comprehensively transcode all MKV files to iPhone 7/7 Plus compatible MPEG-4 or H.264 formats. Apart from that, you can output the best playback settings such as codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, channels, etc for iPhone 7/7 Plus by adjusting those settings in the program’s built-in profile settings function. Or get your wanted video with specific video length, desired area, favorite watermark, special effect, subtitle and audio track in the video editing window.