Spotlight doesn't find .MKV movies. How to fix this?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by madsylar, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. madsylar macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    Hi, i'm using lion latest version. I have some movies with .mkv format but spotlight doesn't find them. How can I add "mkv" as a known extension?

    "Movies" is checked at spotlight preference panel and I've already reindexed the whole drive, but they still don't appear.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Try re-indexing your drive again, then restart your computer: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes
  3. madsylar thread starter macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    It doesn't work, I've re-indexed the whole drive. Spotlight doesn't know that a .mkv file is a movie and should be indexed.

    Any ideas how to fix this? Which mdimporter should I edit? :(

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