MKV Converter

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by aCres, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    Hello Sirs,

    Here I am again asking your time and suggestion about mkv converter. What is the best MKV converter(from any video format into mkv) for you?

    Thanks!

    aCres
     
  2. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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  3. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    depends what you want to go to or from. mkv to dvd i use convertxtodvd
     
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  4. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    From any popular video format into MKV. Hope I make more clearer now.

    aCres
     
  5. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    I'll try above recommendation and I will let you know the results. MediaCoder?? new to me.

    aCres
     
  6. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    It is a wonderfull peace of software. Found out about it last year.
     
  7. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    My Story

    I have a lot avi movies(including classic movies which I really like to watch also) for my kids. Now what I want to do is to, convert them into MKV to save space and have quality also.

    @ genuine555

    I used MediaCoder to convert one of my avi movie, results good quality but.... the size, is the same. Can you help how can I reduce the size?
    Thanks.

    aCres
     
  8. sichuan21

    sichuan21 MDL Novice

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    #9 sichuan21, Nov 28, 2009
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    Hi, aCres

    i happened the same case like you.

    maybe you can another program which can compress videos with professional encoding technology like Moyea MKV Converter i am using now.
    Code:
    my-video-converter.com/mkv_converter/
    or you can try to convert another video format, like divx, rm, etc. with the converter you used now.

    good luck!
     
  9. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    MKV is a container format, not a video or audio format. The same goes for AVI, MP4 etc.

    A container format binds the video and audio together, along with any subtitle tracks. AVI is the oldest and least feature capable, MKV is the most capable and also has the least overhead for the combining.

    With MKV you can have several audio tracks, several subtitle tracks, and I also believe different video streams/camera angles.

    The most efficient video and audio codecs to use are H.264 for video and AAC for sound, or which x264 and neroAACenc produce the best results, but these results are very dependent on whether you are using the latest version (x264 updated very frequently, every few days) and also the settings you use for each.

    Most H.264 i've seen used on the net use very old versions of x264, and usually less efficient settings. Granted some of these settings are chosen to be compliant with standalone players, but the main quality features that don't effect the decoding are often short changed as they make encoding slower, or people just don't know.
     
  10. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    What are trying to say? I'm not an expert that's why am asking some help here. Maybe I can handle if you assume that I'm new in computing.

    Strange to me also, that I downloaded some movies in MKV and RM format, boy.. believe me quality is good. That's what I'm looking for(software or what?).

    aCres
     
  11. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    What burfadel says is correct. It means you will have to use a codec and mkv as the container, just as you would use divx as codec and avi as container.
    H.264 is very good quality wise. There are settings you can play with to tighten the compression and reduce the size.
     
  12. aCres

    aCres MDL Novice

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    I'm looking for an output which is MKV, not MKV to any video format.
     
  13. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    MediaCoder
     
  14. honey01

    honey01 MDL Novice

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    happy to help :D i just converted a ~ 500 mb mpeg file to 175 mb mkv without quality loss...
     
  15. willko

    willko MDL Member

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  16. willko

    willko MDL Member

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    @keyboardman
    2 posts ( 1 spam) and your telling people to "google it"...?
    Guess you know what answer you'll get if you ask a question...:eek:
     
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