MKV File Format
The name Matroska is an English word derived from the Russian Matryoshka, which means "nesting doll", and this name was chosen due to the fact the format allows media data within media data. The name is actually a little confusing for native Russian speakers, as the Russian word, Matroska actually means "sailor suit"!
There are several subtypes of Matroska files that may be used, and the file extension is normally used to indicate the content of a particular file:
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