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Matroska Alternatives

Matroska is described as 'The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file' and is a Audio Codec in the video & movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Matroska for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is FLAC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Matroska are Vorbis, Opus Interactive Audio Codec, CCCP: Combined Community Codec Pack and WavPack.

Matroska alternatives are mainly Audio Codecs but may also be Codec Packs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Matroska.
This page was last updated Mar 9, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android

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  1. FLAC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.

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  2. Vorbis

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ogg Vorbis is a fully open, general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality (8kHz-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel.

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  3. Opus Interactive Audio Codec

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec. Opus is unmatched for interactive speech and music transmission over the Internet, but also intended for storage and streaming applications.

  4. CCCP: Combined Community Codec Pack

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The CCCP was created to replace the video playback packs provided in favor of a single reliable pack capable of decoding practically anything.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last update, released in October 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  5. WavPack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    WavPack is a completely open audio compression format providing lossless, high-quality lossy, and a unique hybrid compression mode.

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  6. LAVfilters

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    LAV Filters are a set of open-source DirectShow filters, aimed to eventually replace the better part of the playback chain required to play all and any modern media.

  7. Apple Lossless

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Apple Lossless (also known as ALAC) is an audio codec developed by Apple Inc. for lossless data compression of digital music.

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  8. TAK

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Winamp
    • foobar2000

    »TAK – [T]om’s lossless [a]udio [k]ompressor / [T]oms verlustfreier [A]udio[k]ompressor – is, as the name already suggests, a lossless audio compressor, similar to FLAC, WavPack and Monkey’s Audio.

  9. Nero AAC Codec

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Nero AAC reference quality MPEG-4 and 3GPP audio codec.

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  10. Xvid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Xvid is an open-source research project focusing on video compression and is a collaborative development effort. All code is released under the terms of the GNU GPL license.

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