MP4 to MKV without Re-encoding possible?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Chase R, Mar 5, 2010.

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    Chase R

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    tsMuxeR and MKVToolnix both have mac versions.
     
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    northy124

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    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 :(
     
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    It opens mp4 files without any problems.
     
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    northy124

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    The OP said without re-encoding.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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