When clicking an mp4 file my browser plays the media. How can I force my browser to do the same for MKV instead of downloading?

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  • ffmpeg.wasm

    FFmpeg for browser and node, powered by WebAssembly

    Without Plex, you’d need to extend your browser’s media playing capabilities yourself: * VLC browser plugin (playing right inside the browser; not sure if this still works nowadays though…) * browser extension opening video links directly in external media player (for VLC or IINA) * linking to media files using a media player’s URL-scheme (vlc://), so they open more easily in the external media player * doing the container conversion right inside the browser using something like ffmpeg.wasm

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