Easy to use MKV editor?

iRock1

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Original poster
Apr 23, 2011
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Hi there.

I just want to trim a .MKV video, and put some fade-in and fade-out animations on it.

What's the easiest way of doing so? (for free)
 

.X.

macrumors member
Mar 15, 2014
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Hi.

.mkv is a container, meaning it can contain different types of video and audio formats.

You can use mkvtoolnix (free) to add, copy or remove tracks from mkv files.

You'll also need video editing software. Can't help you there though...
 

Macman45

macrumors G5
Jul 29, 2011
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Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
As above. If you are talking about Blu-Ray disks, then all MKV does is transode them in order that they can be recognised and run through Handbrake...so the workflow for BRD's is thus:

BRD to MKV making sure you choose the right title, they've improved things by pointing you at the right file..usually, but not always the largest. Untick all except the title that is designated primary ( you may find you have to do this over until you get the idea of which title is which, bit the small ones are obvious)

The output can then be run through Handbrake using the preset of your choosing.

Handbrake is free....MKV is around $20.00 but well worth it.

After that I copy the checked output file ( I use VLC to ensure I have the correct audio and file size) to my R4 and my 4TB Seagate USB3 drive.

Using Air Video Server, I can then stream to both my ATV units at will.
 

iRock1

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 23, 2011
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88
Hi.



.mkv is a container, meaning it can contain different types of video and audio formats.



You can use mkvtoolnix (free) to add, copy or remove tracks from mkv files.



You'll also need video editing software. Can't help you there though...


As above. If you are talking about Blu-Ray disks, then all MKV does is transode them in order that they can be recognised and run through Handbrake...so the workflow for BRD's is thus:



BRD to MKV making sure you choose the right title, they've improved things by pointing you at the right file..usually, but not always the largest. Untick all except the title that is designated primary ( you may find you have to do this over until you get the idea of which title is which, bit the small ones are obvious)



The output can then be run through Handbrake using the preset of your choosing.



Handbrake is free....MKV is around $20.00 but well worth it.



After that I copy the checked output file ( I use VLC to ensure I have the correct audio and file size) to my R4 and my 4TB Seagate USB3 drive.



Using Air Video Server, I can then stream to both my ATV units at will.

Thanks, but what I need is a actually different thing.

I currently have an .mkv file that I downloaded from the Internet. What I need is to edit this file, in order to trim a segment of the footage, and adding some transitions to soften the cut.