Play MKV Files on PS3

So you’ve got a PS3 and a nice high definition MKV movie file and the PlayStation won’t list or play it?

Unfortunately the PlayStation 3 XMB does not support MKV video files -your only option is to convert it to something else.

To do this, you can use the mvk2vob application –

It’s a crude work around and will result in a larger file with less quality – but it’s a workable option.

How to convert a MKV for playing on a PlayStation 3:

  1. Download and install the latest version of mkv2vob from
  2. Open the mkv2vob from the start menu
  3. Under ‘Source File’ browse to the file you need to convert and open it
  4. Click on the ‘Add File’
  5. PS3-MKV2VOB
  6. The application will start converting the video file to an mpg
  7. Transfer the mpg to your PS3 and play away.