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How to Convert Video to MKV and Vice Versa

The MKV format has been increasing in popularity ever since high resolution monitors became widely available, and so there has been a corresponding increase in demand for formats that can retain HD video quality. You can preserve HD quality in your videos by converting them to MKV, which also enables you to choose from multiple audio and subtitle tracks. And that is how MKV format got its name – it's officially called Matroska Video after the Russian matryoshka dolls, because all the video, audio, and subtitle tracks are kept within a single file, much like the nesting dolls are stored within one another.

If you want to convert video from formats like AVI, M2TS, MP4, VOB, and AVCHD to MKV or vice versa, your best bet is a simple yet powerful MKV converter like Movavi Video Converter. It’s an all-in-one tool that converts video and audio between more than 180 media formats and saves them for more than 200 mobile devices, including Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod, Sony PS4, Xbox One, and various smartphones, tablets, and media players. Use this handy application to trim, resize and enhance the quality of your clips and movies too.

Download Movavi Video Converter for Windows or Mac and easily transfer your videos to MKV or any other format today!

1. Download and Install Movavi Video Converter

Download Movavi Video Converter from the Movavi website and install it following the onscreen instructions. This fast and practical software will let you change your video format easily – the interface is so intuitive, you’ll be up and running in minutes.

2. Add the File You Want to Convert

Click Add Media and select Add Video to add the video or videos you want to convert to MKV or any other format. With Movavi Video Converter, you can convert your whole media library, choosing the parameters manually or automatically!

3. Choose a Video Format

Open the Video tab at the bottom of the window and find the MKV category. Expand it and choose one of the MKV presets. If you want to adjust any advanced parameters, access them by clicking the cogwheel button below the presets panel. If you are converting MKV files to AVI, MP4, 3GP, or any other format, just choose the appropriate preset for your required output format.

4. Start the Conversion

To choose the folder where you want to place the converted files, click the folder icon. Now click Convert to process the videos. Converting MKV files can take anything from one to several minutes, depending on the file size and the number of files you‘re converting.

Movavi Video Converter creates your new file or files in your chosen format automatically. When the process is complete, a folder with the created files opens automatically.

5. Burn MKV to DVD

Now you can burn your movie to DVD and sit back to enjoy it on your big screen.

To do this, download Movavi Video Suite for Windows – the ultimate collection of Movavi multimedia processing programs. The suite includes a video converter, a DVD burner and other Movavi software: video editor; screen capture; TV, VHS and camera capture, media player, and much more. When you’ve installed Movavi Video Suite on your PC, you can use the Movavi ChiliBurner application to create a DVD with your movies. Just drag them to the list and click Burn!

That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to convert any movie to MKV, so it must be time for a movie party with friends and popcorn!

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  • Improve quality, adjust sound, trim and join files before converting
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