mkvextract

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jlewis2k1, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    in your closet
    #1
    Does anyone know where there is a good mkv extractor or converter that works with tiger? I have a friend that has a mkv file that wants to extract or convert it.
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #2
    VLC does transcoding.
    Though apparently it's not as good with file -> file transcoding, it might be able to change the mkv into something useful?
     
  3. jlewis2k1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2005
    Location:
    in your closet
    #3
    he has tried VLC and it will just play the file. So, he figured that mkvextract would work but since he runs tiger its nots compatible.
     
  4. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #4
    VLC can do it, via the Streaming/Saving dialog (the little checkbox in the lower left hand corner in the file open dialog). Click the settings button to the right and you will see the dialog below:
    Picture 5.png
    For transcoding settings I did h.264 (he can pick codec of choice) with an avi container and 64 kbps mp3 audio. you can pick a higher quality but it will take longer is all. You might find some combinations messed up, as an example I couldn't make an MPEG 1/2 with a low enough bitrate to encode.
     

Share This Page