Help converting a mkv file to dvd

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nicolanicola, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. nicolanicola macrumors member

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    I don't know where to start.

    I want to burn it to DVD. I have tried opening it with quicktime (with perion plug in installed) and it wont read it. I've opened it with vlc but vlc wont read it either.

    Any ideas?
     
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  5. nicolanicola thread starter macrumors member

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    Why are you curious?
     
  6. cubedweller macrumors 6502

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    I believe a program called VisualHub should be able to convert it to nearly any format. I know at one time VisualHub was a paid app, but I don't believe the developer is actively working on it any longer. You can also look for a program called "Burn" which may do the trick (and I believe is free). Good luck. And, in the future, unless you're specifically looking for HD quality, I'd stay away from MKV's -- they seem to be a pain to work with.

    Also, I like the way you handled that reply ;) Some people are these boards get a bit jumpy and judgmental.
     
  7. nicolanicola thread starter macrumors member

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    Heehee thanks. I wondered why they were asking me questions like that, I was thinking what does that have to do with my question :confused:!!

    I've tried Visualhub but I can't find a working version any more. I'll have a look for Burn. I didn't know it was an mkv, the file was a .rar so I didn't know until it what finished what it was.

    Can I ask, how do you know about file extensions and what programs work with them and stuff? I am clueless and wonder how people know these things.
     
  8. cubedweller macrumors 6502

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    You may want to try ffmpegX @ http://www.ffmpegx.com/ -- that may do the trick for you.

    As for the file extensions..? I'm not sure how to answer that. File extensions simply tell you what type of file it is. Most applications will list the file types that they support. OSX doesn't *normally* use extensions that are visible to the user (unless you specifically enable this option), it's more of a behind the scenes type thing so the OS knows what it's working with and what to do when you double click on something. If you've spent any length of time messing with Windows you're probably very comfortable with this. Hope this helps.
     
  9. nicolanicola thread starter macrumors member

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    It's just the more bizarre ones, I wonder how people just know off the top of their heads what kind of file that is and what programs work with them, like mkv for instance!!

    Anyway thanks for your help :)
     
  10. harrymerkin macrumors member

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    I just installed Perion last night, and it worked . . . and the reason it didn't at first was because you need to quit Quicktime and start again. It really is a good solution for playing mkv . . .VLC should read it, though having said that you might need to grab an older verson of VLC, as I think think the newer versions are buggy and crap.
     

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