Should i remux all my mkv to m4v

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by varunvikram1, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. varunvikram1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    I have this urge to convert all my movies to m4v. I would do a remuxing using remux app. Should i do it?
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    I don't... understand the question

    It's only destructive in terms that if your audio is non-AC3 or non-AAC you'll then you'll essentially be 'downgrading' the audio, but that's what it takes to get it to work on iOS, so...
  3. varunvikram1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    ya i checked all of the audio is ac3 and some of it is aac, so no audio issues. What i meant by my question is, am i making a really bad choice by going ahead with the remux??
  4. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    I remux alot of my stuff with no issues. I would recommend iFlicks (paid but worth it), mp4tools/MKVtools, or subler. IVI can also do remuxing too.

    I prefer the first two but have tried them all.
  5. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I'm seems to be a waste of time, unless you want to play your movies on your iDevice. MKVs play quite well in conjunction with Plex, and they have apps for both iOS and Android at this point. If you don't use your movies on the go, I'd just stick with mkv. It's a much better container.
  6. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    I used iFlicks and I find it to be a great solution. No jailbreaking or third party apps required. I recommend it. You can always store a copy of the original files if you need to have them. Or just remux the other direction.
  7. jamesvdm macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2011
    Perth, Australia
  8. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    The time on a remuxer which also tags is negligible. Universal compatibility is important to many people, especially in the AppleTV forum. Why keep a video in MKV when you can have a mp4/m4v that plays on all your own, and friends and family devices without a quality hit, plus tagging.

    I don't mind MKV, actually prefer it to some formats, but mp4 is universal with 99% of the people that I might share a file.

    Also more PC users that I might share a video with more likely have iTunes and QuickTime installed than VLC or plex.

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