Convert .Avi to .Mkv on Mac ?

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

  1. Augure macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2009
    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

    AirThis macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2012
    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:
  3. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
  4. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
  5. macrumorista macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2013
    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. JackRoch macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    This any good: ?
  7. tim123 macrumors newbie

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

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    works perfectly here! im on 10.8.2. flv crunch works perfectly for me.

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