Ubuntu – How to properly play .mkv files


I am having a problem while playing .mkv files. Every time I play a .mkv file, the audio can be heard but video cannot be seen. The only way to see the video if I actually right click on it or put a window in front of it and it displays one part of the video but not all.


The link of the picture above basically describes what I am saying. While I was trying to take the screenshot, the window for the screenshot disappeared and displayed part of the video. I hope someone could help me on this. Thank you!

EDIT: I was running Unity 2D when I have the problem but when I run Unity 3D, it works. So I need to make this work on 2D. Please help.

Best Answer

  • Download VLC. Does .mkvs out-of-the-box flawlessly.

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