How to Convert MKV to MP4
MKV (stands for “Matroska”) is a popular format for HD video compression. However, in spite of becoming more popular over the last few years, it is still far from being widely supported on mobile devices and even computers as MKV files are often too “heavy” for smooth playback. There is an easy solution for this problem, though. You can turn MKV video into an MPEG-4 file, which makes it possible to watch your movies and video clips on almost any platform or device.
There are different ways to do this conversion – we’ll discuss some of these in detail below.
How to Convert Your Videos with the Movavi MKV-to-MP4 Converter
With Movavi Video Converter, you can transfer MKV to MP4 without losing quality using the revolutionary SuperSpeed mode. You can also use this smart software as an MP4 to MKV converter if you need to do the reverse – convert MP4 to MKV. The program provides one of the easiest ways to do fast conversion between more than 180 multimedia formats, so you can forget about format compatibility limits once and for all.
Install the Program on Your Windows PC or Mac
Download the installation file for Movavi Video Converter to your hard drive, open it when the download is complete, and install the program.
Open Files for Conversion
First, add the files you want to encode into a different format: click Add Media in the upper left corner and select Add Video. Thanks to support for batch conversion, you can quickly change the format of multiple files from your video collection at once.
Edit the Files to Be Converted (Optional)
Click Edit in the section containing your file’s information. You’ll see a new window with a row of different tabs.
Open the Stabilization tab and try out options available for improving shaky footage. In the Audio tab, change the volume levels or get rid of background noise. Click Adjustments to set specific values of saturation, contrast, brightness, and other similar parameters. Insert watermarks or subtitles by going to the respective tabs. Use Crop, Trim, and Rotate to cut the edges of video footage, trim unwanted parts, or rotate your clip.
Compress MKV Files (Optional)
Additionally, you can also reduce the size of those MKV files that are too large. Access the file size dialog box by clicking the size value of a particular file in the program window. Set the desired bitrate, quality, and size. Click Apply.
Select the Output Format
Open the Video tab to access the list of supported formats and choose the required format – MP4 or MKV – depending on your goals. Each format has a list of ready-made presets, offering a choice of resolutions. Select the one that best meets your needs. You can specify a custom resolution and other video parameters by clicking the Cogwheel icon.
Start Converting MKV to MP4 or Vice Versa
By default, all output files are stored in the Movavi Library folder. If you want to use a different folder, click the Folder button to the right of the Save to field and locate the required folder on your computer. To start processing your media files, just click the Convert button. Since the Movavi software supports the latest video processing technologies, conversion takes almost no time. No matter whether you switch your MKV files to MP4 or MP4 to MKV, the results will always be perfect!
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How to Use VLC to Convert MKV to MP4 for Free
As an alternative, you can use a free MKV-to-MP4 converter like VLC Media Player. It doesn’t offer fast conversion of large files, but as a freeware product it might suffice. All you need is to download the app for Windows or Mac and do as follows.
Go to Media > Convert / Save in the top left-hand corner of the interface. Add the MKV files to the program by using the Add button and then click Convert / Save. In a new window, change the target format to MP4 next to the Profile field. Select the desired destination folder and enter the file name. Click Start to launch conversion.
How to Convert MKV to MP4 Online
Wondering how to convert your videos online? Services like Convertio offer you this option. Just visit https://convertio.co/ and select the video for compression from your computer, Dropbox, Google Drive, or a specific URL. Choose the output format and click Convert.
Note that the service has restrictions on the file size and number – not more than 100 MB and not more than two files at a time. If you want conversion with no limits, you’ll have to pay for a subscription.