How to Convert MKV to AVI and Vice Versa
This tutorial is relevant for the Windows version of Movavi Video Converter.
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The MKV or Matroska format is getting more and more popular among online file sharers. It was designed as a new standard for high quality video compression, and is able to combine HD video with multiple audio tracks and subtitle tracks, which can lead to very large file sizes – over 4 GB. This becomes a problem because they don't fit on flash drives, steal a lot of disk space on your computer, and require a very powerful system for smooth playback. However, we often don’t really need all this data, so it’s important to have software at hand to convert MKV to AVI or another common format. Movavi offers an easy solution for fast MKV to AVI conversion.
Download Movavi Video Converter for Windows right now and give it a try. Just follow these simple steps below to start converting MKVs to AVI.
Step 1: Install the Program on Your PC
Once the installation file has downloaded to your hard drive, click it to run the Installation Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions. Installation typically takes around half a minute.
Step 2: Add MKV Files to the Program for Encoding
Click Add Video and open the files you want to convert. The batch conversion feature enables you to encode several files simultaneously, so you don’t have to add and convert them one by one.
Step 3: Select the Output Format
Open the Convert to list, navigate to Video and audio formats > AVI, and select the AVI preset that best suits your needs. If your computer supports Intel® or CUDA graphics technologies, conversion to AVI video may be accelerated. If you are simply converting from MKV to AVI without changing the codec or resolution, the files will be converted even faster using the SuperSpeed technology.
Video Converter supports more than 180 different multimedia formats and codecs, so you’re sure to find the one you need. Typically, MKV files may be compressed into AVI, but you can also change AVI to MKV or other movie format if you wish.
Step 4: Start the Conversion
Once everything is set, check the Destination field below the Convert to list and make sure you’re putting the output files in the right place, and then click the Convert button to start. The folder with the converted files will open automatically once the operation is over.
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