Convert .Avi to .Mkv on Mac ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Augure, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    #1
    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 ?
     
  2. AirThis, Mar 10, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012

    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    #2
    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
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Location:
    UK
  4. tug
    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    loughborough. u.k.
    #4
  5. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    #5
    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.
     
  6. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    #6
    This any good: http://shedworx.com/scp-supported-file-types ?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    2012Tony2012

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2012
  8. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    #8
    for Mac platform's converter, I recommend Handbrake. It is free also.
     
  9. tug
    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    loughborough. u.k.
    #9
    works perfectly here! im on 10.8.2. flv crunch works perfectly for me.
     

Share This Page