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Old Dec 24, 2009, 01:47 AM
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Default How to convert MKV to MP4, AVI, MOV, and FLV on Mac and Windows?

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How to convert MKV to MP4, AVI, MOV, and FLV on Mac and Windows?

People nowadays can easily download various sorts of MKV files online free of charge. These MKV files can be in forms of videos, movies, or MV, nevertheless, all of them can not be directly played in many system built-in players, and need to be converted to other formats. This article here aims to introduce you what is MKV, and how to convert the MKV files on Mac and Windows.

[b]Part 1: What is MKV?[/b]

Briefly speaking, MKV is one of the file types of a container format called Matroska, which is similar to other containers like ASF, AVI, MP4, and 3GP in conception. Matroska is an open standard free container format, which can hold an unlimited number of subtitle tracks, pictures, audios, or videos within a single file. It contains three file types: MKV for video files (including audios and subtitles); MKS for subtitles (only subtitles); MKA for audio files only. To store HD video files is the most common use of MKV files.


[b]Part 2: How to convert MKV to MP4, MOV, and FLV on Mac?[/b]


[b]1. Run Pavtube [/b]MKV Converter for Mac([img]***********.pavtube.com/mkv-converter-mac/[/img])[b], and add MKV files to it[/b]

Click[b] “Add”[/b] button to input MKV files to this program.

[img]***********.pavtube.com/mkv-converter-mac/guide/how-to-convert-mkv-to-mp4-mov-and-flv-on-mac_clip_image001.jpg[/img]


[b]2. Select format and set destination folder [/b]

Select whatever format you want in the drop-down list of “[b]Format[/b]”. To play the video with QuickTime, you can select MP4 or MOV. To sync to your portable devices, you can select MP4 or 3GP. To edit with iMovie, you can select MP4 or MOV. To upload to video website, you can select FLV. At the same time, you should also set where to locate your output files by click button “Browse”, or you can use the destination path set by default directly.

[img]***********.pavtube.com/mkv-converter-mac/guide/how-to-convert-mkv-to-mp4-mov-and-flv-on-mac_clip_image002.jpg[/img]

[b]3. Set output settings[/b]

If you want to optimize the quality of your output videos, you can click [b]“Settings” [/b]to reset video or audio parameters in the following window.

[img]***********.pavtube.com/mkv-converter-mac/guide/how-to-convert-mkv-to-mp4-mov-and-flv-on-mac_clip_image003.jpg[/img]

[b]4. Press “Convert” button to start converting[/b]

The conversion can be finished at an unbelievable fast speed; also, it is without the problem of audio-video out of sync.


[b]Tips:[/b]

[b]How to add watermarks to your video?[/b]


If you want to add watermarks to your videos as your own logo or just for fun, you can go on with the following part. You are able to add text, GIF animations, images, and videos to your original videos as watermarks.


[b]1. Add text watermark[/b]

Check[b] [/b]button[b] “Enable”[/b] to edit text watermark, and type the text you want to use as watermark in textbox. Yon are also allowed to click button [b]“Fonts” [/b]to edit the font style, size, and color of the text.

[img]********farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/3877589574_01c522bb8d.jpg[/img]

[b]2. Add image/video watermark[/b]

You are allowed to add images and GIF animations or videos as watermarks to realize the wonderful picture-in-picture effect. Check[b] [/b]option[b] “Enable”[/b] to edit image or video watermark. And click button [b]“Browse” [/b]to specify the image or video files that you want to use as watermark. You can set the image position by dragging the slider bars of [b]“X”[/b] and [b]“Y”[/b] options, or change the values in the [b]“X”[/b] and [b]“Y”[/b] boxes. The [b]“Width” [/b]and [b]“Height”[/b] can also be set by dragging the slider bars or changing the values.


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[img]********farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3877589570_775cdcd1e9.jpg [/img]

[b]Part 2: How to convert MKV to MP4, MOV, and FLV on Windows?[/b]

[b]1. Install Pavtube [/b]MKV Converter([img]***********.pavtube.com/mkv-converter/[/img]), and launch it.[b] [/b]
Run this program, a friendly wine red interface will pop up:

[img]***********.pavtube.com/images/mkv-converter/main_interface.jpg[/img]


[b]2. Import files, select format and set destination folder [/b]

Click “[b]Add[/b]” button to import MKV files to this program, and then

[img]***********.pavtube.com/images/mkv-converter/import.jpg[/img]

[b]3. Press “Convert” button to start converting[/b]

This MKV converter do not test your patience, since the conversion can be finished at an unbelievable fast speed, also, unlike some other MKV converters, it is without the problem of audio-video out of sync. The conversion progress will be showed clearly in the following window, and other items like the spent time, the remaining time, the possibly produced file size and the already generated file size will all be presented in detail, so as to you can manage your time and disc space properly.

[img]***********.pavtube.com/images/mkv-converter/convert.jpg[/img]

After the conversion is completed, you can watch the videos in AVI, MOV, or MP4 formats that got from the original MKV files on your computer or other mobile devices easily, or upload the generated FLV videos to some video websites to share with everyone else.
 

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