MKV Converter for the Basic User

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by superjew377, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. superjew377 macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2008
    does anybody know of a program that will convert an MKV movie file into .avi or possibly .mp4? I would like to burn the MKV to a DVD using Toast Titanium, and have it be watchable on at least any computer, but hopefully any DVD player.

    I know my way around a mac pretty well, but I really have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to terminal or using code.

  2. Habusho macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2006
    I think Videolan actually does this. Go to, and read on the forums.
  3. superjew377 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2008
    i dont want to say that there is nothing on the videolan site about doing that, but after looking for maybe a half hour I couldn't find anything

    anybody else?
  4. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    Give Handbrake's newest snapshot a try seems they have added this to it.

    Edit: Just tried it here converted too .mp4 without problems when I tried .avi it crashed so YMMV using it.
  5. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    I like the Perian + QTPro/QTAmateur combination. Open mkv, save as mov. (If there are mkv features that Toast might choke on you might want to extract just the audio and video streams and combine them in a new file.)
  6. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    That is ridiculously slow compared to ffmpeg/mencoder based conversions. The comparison is around 7fps in QT vs 23fps in ffmpeg with a Mac Mini 1.83ghz 4GB ram (3.3 actually available for use).

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