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Chase R
Mar 5, 2010, 04:01 PM
I have a MP4 video file I would like to turn into a MKV file... but without re-encoding it. I just want to pass-thru the video and audio streams into a MKV container. Is it possible on a Mac? I know there is some tools for Windows that can do this... but that's not really an option for me. Ideas? Apps?



roidy
Mar 6, 2010, 03:41 AM
tsMuxeR and MKVToolnix both have mac versions.

northy124
Mar 6, 2010, 07:35 AM
Wow this is unsual, MP4 to MKV, normally the other way around :p

MKVToolnix is what you want, it now has the ability to remux MP4 to MKV :) TSMuxer I don't think can even open MP4 files :(

roidy
Mar 6, 2010, 07:59 AM
TSMuxer I don't think can even open MP4 files :(

It opens mp4 files without any problems.

tommylotto
Mar 6, 2010, 08:23 AM
handbrake can make MKV's too

northy124
Mar 6, 2010, 08:47 AM
handbrake can make MKV's too
The OP said without re-encoding.

roidy
Mar 6, 2010, 08:49 AM
handbrake can make MKV's too

But not without re-encoding the file, the OP just wants to take the elemental streams from an mp4 and place them in an mkv container without having to re-encode the video or audio.