Matroska Video files, popularly known as MKV video file, is a standard video file format. Due to its flexibility and support for great HD videos, it has become a popular video file extension for HD videos on Internet. But, even after being so popular it is not supported by all kinds of media players. Hence, people sometimes try to convert into some other video file format which their media player supports.
MKV– MKV is a Matroska Multimedia Container format, was introduced in December 2002. This popular multimedia format is free and open and is supported by a number of multimedia players. It has the capacity to hold an unlimited number of videos, audios, pictures, subtitle tracks, etc. in a single file.
MP4 – Launched in 2001, MP4 is the most popular digital multimedia container. It is designed to not only store audio and video, but it can also store subtitles and images. MP4 file format’s specification was based on QuickTime Format.
Let’s compare both of the file formats and know their differences:
|Supported Video Coding Formats||MPEG-1 Video, MPEG-2 Video, MPEG-4 Visual, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, Sorenson, Cinepak, Theora, MPEG-4 AVC, VP8, VP9, etc.||M-JPEG, MPEG-Visual, Microsoft MPEG4 V2, VC-1, Sorenson, H.263, Theora, MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-H HEVC, Dirac, AV1, MVC, etc.|
|Supported subtitles formats||SubRip, WebVTT, ASS, SSA, etc.||VobSub, PGS, TTXT, SubRip, WebVVT.|
|Supported Audio Coding Formats||MP1, MP2 MP3, AAC, AC-3, DTS, ATRAC3, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC, ALAC, Dolby TrueHD, ETC.||AMR, MP1, MP2 MP3, AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, DTS, Opus, ALAC, Dolby TrueHD, ALS, SLS, ETC.|
|Supported Operating Systems||Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android||Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android|
Well, MKV is quite a flexible file format, which can be used for multiple purposes. Both MKV and MP4 are multimedia containers. But even there are some scenarios and cases where you would want to convert it to some other format to play it. What are those? Let’s discuss:
Below, we are going to mention the methods to convert MKV to MP4:
If you are converting MKV file to MP4 because just your media player doesn’t support this file format, then don’t worry. VLC Media Player is a very advanced media player because of its flexibility and advanced features. VLC supports MKV video file format and plays it with no disturbance at all. You can play the video with VLC Media Player by making a right-click on the MKV video file, and selecting Open with from the menu that pops up. Now select VLC Media Player as the media player you want to play your video with.
Once you will perform all these actions successfully, your video will start playing on your screen.
If you are trying to convert an MKV file to MP4 without putting much effort into it, then you should try this. There are many utilities available online to do so. You only need to submit the file and decide in which format you want it to be converted. You can look for them online.
VLC is not just a media player, it’s a simple video converter also. For conversion, follow the below-mentioned steps.
Once the process is finished, your file will be converted and saved at the destination you have specified.
We have suggested two free ways to convert MKV file to MP4 file, but there are some drawbacks to them. Some are:
Using unreliable sources to convert a video file may lead you to disastrous situations. So what is the solution to this? Using a more reliable, quicker and safer way to convert the file. We recommend you using Kernel Video Converter in such cases. This tool is specially designed to handle video files with care and convert video file without interfering with their original quality. Let’s know how this tool works:
Once you follow all the steps mentioned above, you will end up with the converted MP4 file. So, this is how this tool works, which is quite simple and even beginners can operate this tool with total ease. To try and test the features and capabilities of the tool, you can go for the trial version of the tool. This trial version of the tool can save up to 15 seconds of the video for free.
There are many advantages of using Kernel Video Converter to convert video files of your choice. Let’s discuss those advantages:
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In this blog, we have discussed how one can convert MKV to MP4 video files. We discussed the reasons for converting MKV to MP4 files. Finally we suggested using Kernel Video Converter to convert any sort of video files with total ease. If you are also facing corruption issues, then you can also repair corrupt MP4 files. Hope you find this blog helpful.