File Extension MKA

.MKA File

File extension: MKA
File type: Audio Stream


Notes about the MKA file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The MKA file type is primarily associated with 'Matroska' by Matroska Association. The Matroska multimedia container formats were derived from a project called MCF, but differ from it significantly because it is based on EBML (Extensible Binary Meta Language), a binary derivative of XML. EBML enables future format extensibility, without breaking file support in old parsers. This is a container, not a CODEC. Get the parser from the Matroska site. MKA files are typical matroska files containing only audio information, but no video. These files may typically comprise a complete music album in one single file, where file chapters mark each song. In addition to that the file can have attachement like lyrics or cover JPEGs, or even show a Karaoke subtitle stream.

Detailed information for file extension MKA:


Primary association: Matroska
Company: Matroska Association
File classification: Audio
Related links: MKA Creation Program, MKA Windows Playback Tools, MKA Linux, MacOSX and BeOS Playback Tools, MKA Linux and MacOSX Playback, FILExt CODEC and Video Player FAQ

Other applications associated with file type MKA:

  • Matroska by Matroska Association, Encryption in Matroska is designed in a very generic style that allows people to implement whatever form of encryption is best for them. It is easily possible to use the encryption framework in Matroska as a type of DRM. , , Because the encryption occurs within the Block, it is possible to manipulate encrypted streams without decrypting them. The streams could potentially be copied, deleted, cut, appended, or any number of other possible editing techniques without ever decrypting them. This means that the data is more useful, without having to expose it, or go through the intensive process of decrypting. , , Encryption can also be layered within Matroska. This means that two completely different types of encryption can be used, requiring two seperate keys to be able to decrypt a stream. , , Encryption information is stored in the ContentEncodings section under the ContentEncryption element. , The Mime types used with this association are: audio/x-matroska.



To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .MKA

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: mkafile
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Bobby\Desktop\media player classic.exe

ProgramID: mkafile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe %1

ProgramID: ZPMKAFile
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Kimbali Bays\Desktop\XP CD Creator update\microsoft\zoomplayer403std\zplayer.exe %L

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.MatroskaAudioFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1 /open

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.MatroskaAudioFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1

ProgramID: MatroskaVideo
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /Open %L

ProgramID: ZPMKAFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zoom Player\zplayer.exe %L

ProgramID: Matroska File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe %1

ProgramID: mkafile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: ACEMegaCoDecSPack.MatroskaAudioFileS
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACE Mega CoDecS Pack\BSPlayer\bsplayer.exe /open

ProgramID: foobar2000.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe

ProgramID: mplayerc.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\StormPlayer\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: Matroska File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\windows media player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: KLCP Matroska File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: mplayerc.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ringz Studio\Storm Codec\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: mplayerc.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: mplayerc.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer for Windows\MPUI.exe

ProgramID: MatroskaVideo
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Combined Community Codec Pack\MPC\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: ALShow.MKA
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALShow\ALShow.exe

ProgramID: Democracy.Player.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Participatory Culture Foundation\Democracy Player\Democracy.exe

ProgramID: mpcstar.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MpcStar\mpcstar.exe

ProgramID: KLCP Matroska File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: KMPlayer.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\The KMPlayer\KMPlayer.exe

ProgramID: MKAfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!BackupC\prgs\Light Alloy\LA.exe

ProgramID: KLCP.Matroska
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: KLCP.Matroska
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: MKAFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JetAudio\JetAudio.exe

ProgramID: FantasyDVD Multimedia File
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Combined Community Codec Pack\MPC\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: VLC.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\mplayerc.exe

ProgramID: KLCP.WMP.mka
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

ProgramID: MPlayerFileAudio
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPlayer\mplayer\smplayer_portable.exe


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