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Video To MKV Converter

VideoToMKV is an easy to use software program to convert various video formats into the Matroska container format (mkv) on Windows.

The program uses the ffmpeg library for the conversions which is included in the program package when you download it, so no extra installation of anything.

Note: The download does not work anymore on the developer website. We have uploaded the latest release version of the video converter to our own server. You can download the program with a click on the following link:  videotomkv.zip

Note that we don't support the program in any way. End

Video To MKV Converter

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The program interface is blank on start. There is a menu bar at the top, and the two buttons clear list and process queue at the bottom.

New videos can be added easily to the application by drag and drop, or by using the file browser. The videos that have been added are then displayed in the main interface. Information is limited to the video file's name; no other information is displayed.

The only other controls available in the interface are located under the header menu at the top.

Here it is possible to change the output directory and video bitrate before the queued videos are processed. Advanced users can edit batch files with advanced settings that are located in the program's installation directory.

These batch files contain the default configuration for the video to mkv conversion. The standard settings produce great results but advanced users might want to tweak the settings further to improve the quality of the output further.

This is somewhat fiddly, as you need to navigate to the program folder where you have installed VideoToMKV, and also know a bit about media, e.g. quality settings, bitrates, and so on to make use of that feature.

Most users are likely not going to edit those configuration files manually, especially since the default preferences produce good results already.

Video To MKV will automatically detect several subtitle formats (srt, idx, sub) which are then automatically embedded in the mkv file that is created. The software program supports multiple audio channels as well.

Closing Words

Video To MKV is an easy to use program. All it takes to convert videos to the mkv format is to drag and drop them into the interface to process them one after the other.

Advanced users can tweak the settings in the supplied batch files. Not the most comfortable way of editing the video conversion settings but better than no options to tweak them at all.

The software is available for download at the developer's website. It is compatible with most versions of Microsoft Windows and does not need any additional software installed to function properly.

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Comments

  1. Roman ShaRP said on November 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm
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    I think that easy conversion from MKV to AVI (for example) is more important question: there are many video players which support AVI but not MKV.

  2. Mike J said on November 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm
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    I must say, mkv is a new one on me.I see Format Factory supports conversion to it ( & I surmise, from it ) but I have never had need of doing so. I am no video expert by any means, though.

  3. OAlexander said on November 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    Any idea why I would want to convert anything to mkv?

  4. Roman ShaRP said on November 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm
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    .mkv format is pretty popular on .torrent sites.

    There are some hardware devices supporting it too, – I saw it mentioned in some “network media tank” specifications.

  5. maulishwar said on October 26, 2010 at 10:49 am
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    mkv i like it

  6. mkv mkv said on February 10, 2011 at 2:12 am
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    OAlexander quote: “Any idea why I would want to convert anything to mkv?”

    Because you can have multiple files (video, audio, subtitles) to one mkv file. mkv is a container.

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