Top 8 AVI to MKV Converters 
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How to convert AVI to MKV using Movavi on Windows and Mac
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Converter
First, download the Movavi software. After the installation file is downloaded, launch it and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 2. Add your AVI files
Add MKV files to the program for encoding. Click Add Media, then Add Video, then select the files you want to convert from AVI to MKV.
Step 3. Select MKV as the output format
Select the Video tab, and find and select the MKV option. Select a preset that fits your needs.
Step 4. Convert AVI to MKV
When you're ready to go, click the Save to button below the presets tabs to ensure that your file saves where you want it to. Once everything is the way you want it, click the Convert button in the bottom right.
List of the best free AVI to MKV converters
AVI vs. MKV
.mkv, .mk3d, .mka, .mks
H.263, VC-1, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, others
H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, MJPEG, Theora, VP9, DV, others
AAC, WMA, MP3, FLAC, AMR, others
AAC, AC3, MP3, ALAC, Vorbis
Device and OS compatibility
All Windows-based devices, Mac OS X (with extra software), Linux
Some TVs, media players, and mobile devices. Windows PC (with a special codec installed), no native support in macOS
Frequently asked questions
▶️ How do I convert AVI to MKV on Mac?
For an AVI-to-MKV converter on Mac, Movavi is a great option.
Follow the link below.
Download the Mac version of Movavi Video Converter
Click Add Media then Add Video to select the AVI file you want to convert.
Choose MKV as output format, and press Convert.
▶️ What's the difference between AVI and MKV?
AVI is an Audio Video Interleave File and is the proprietary format of Microsoft. MKV is a Matroska Video File. While AVI is developed and used by Microsoft, MKV is a more widely used format.
▶️ Which is better, AVI or MKV?
While both formats offer advantages and disadvantages, AVI is often lauded for its compatibility with any of Microsoft's software and MMKV offers the convenience of compiling subtitles into the same compressed file as audio and video and ensures excellent media quality. While considering AVI vs MKV, AVI's compatibility with Microsoft was an unbeatable advantage in the past, MKV is the superior option as many media players and devices now support MKV format.
▶️ Can VLC convert AVI to MKV?
VLC has many options for format conversions. As a media player that can process almost any file format with the right codecs, it can also change AVI to MKV files. To use it as a free AVI-to-MKV converter, simply click Media in the top left, then Save As. This will bring up the video conversion menu. Select the AVI file you want to convert and choose MKV as output time, and click Convert.
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