Are you having trouble playing common formats for movie files these days?  The default Windows 10 media player can play a lot of formats, but if you find that it doesn’t play the format you want–here is what you can do.

  • Download Combined Community Codecs Pack which includes Media Player Classic.
    Play mkv mp4 in Windows 10
    The Combined Community Codec Pack is a simple playback pack for Windows with the goal of supporting the majority of video formats in use today.
  • Download VLC player which is nice (although I would highly recommend Media Player classic in combined community codecs).   VLC Player also has a version for Android that can play a lot of files and even turn your phone screen off when you are casting via Roku to your TV or other screen cast apps.

VLC Player play all formats mkv