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Old Mar 10, 2012, 02:45 AM   #1
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Convert .Avi to .Mkv on Mac ?

So, I don't really use any devices other than my computer to play videos, and because the .Mkv is so convenient (smaller file size with lossless quality, different audio and subtitle tracks...) I have decide to convert all my .Avi files into .Mkv to make the room I urgently need on my HDs...

I've tried iSkysoft converter which has a nice interface but is awfully slow and that I dumped immediately.

Then I tried MKVTool which has a horrible UI and isn't convenient at all to know what format or options I should choose, what output file size I will get, what time it will take to convert etc...

So I'd like to ask you: for you what is the best Avi to Mkv converted on Mac ?
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 02:52 AM   #2
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I don't have any avi files kicking around, but I think you can do this with handbrake.

Edit: it's not on the app store, but you can get it here: http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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I use handbrake. Highly recommended.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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this one is by far superior to handbrake;http://www.addictivetips.com/mac-os/...erter-for-mac/

the simple interface works seamlessly, give it a go, you'll be glad you did.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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Just for the record, Handbrake doesn't work. It can only convert mkv to mp4. Still searching for a solution to this myself... FLV Crunch (referenced in post #4) doesn't support Lion or Mountain Lion.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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Just for the record, Handbrake doesn't work. It can only convert mkv to mp4. Still searching for a solution to this myself... FLV Crunch (referenced in post #4) doesn't support Lion or Mountain Lion.
This any good: http://shedworx.com/scp-supported-file-types ?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:22 AM   #8
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for Mac platform's converter, I recommend Handbrake. It is free also.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 02:55 AM   #9
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Just for the record, Handbrake doesn't work. It can only convert mkv to mp4. Still searching for a solution to this myself... FLV Crunch (referenced in post #4) doesn't support Lion or Mountain Lion.
works perfectly here! im on 10.8.2. flv crunch works perfectly for me.
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