If you use iPhones, Macbooks or any Apple devices in the case you must be familiar with the MOV video file format.
Never heard of MOV before? Not to worry, you see the MOV format was developed by Apple as a standard for playing video on Apple devices. Now however the problems started up when users tried using MOV file on Windows or Android based devices/computers. MOV files, just would not play on various platforms. Now this became an issue till the development of MOV players for Windows and Android which is still the only way one can access and watch MOV files.
Another such format which many people have an issue with is MKV files, MKV or rather the Matroska Multimedia Container which is an open standard, free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. And has restrictions similar to that of MOV files when it comes to playback on Mobile and Windows devices.
Now as far as playback is concerned, sure you can get along fine by just downloading a MOV/MKV player and using it, but what happens when you actually want to edit the video? Or make a movie with MOV/MKV footage on a Windows computer? Video editing software usually do not offer MOV or MKV support (unless you’re using iMovie of course) So your only option remains to convert the concerned file to MP4 format and then proceed to edit the footage.
Today we’re here with a software that will let you convert MKV to MP4 and MOV to MP4.
How to convert MKV to MP4 using Movavi Video Converter.
- Well, to start things off you need to install the application. How? Just click here and you should be good to go : Windows, Mac.
- To start converting the video, click the “Add Media” button on the upper left hand corner and then click on the “Add Video” option, this should open up a new dialog windows which lets you locate the MKV/MOV files you wish to convert, all you have to do next is tap open to add them to the conversion list.
- Now all you have to do is locate the “Video” and check the list of supported video formats from the aforementioned tab and then proceed to select the desired format you wish to select from the list. Note that each format has quite a number of different variants too, so be careful while picking a format.
- Hit “Convert”, once done the output file will automatically be opened for you to review.
That’s pretty much all you need to do to convert the pesky MKV/MOV files into a format you need and prefer. The Movavi video converter doesn’t only convert MOV/MKV files but also around 180 formats and 200 mobile devices. So it is pretty much an all in one solution for your video conversion needs. In terms of functionality it works like a charm and converts videos at considerably fast when compared to other converters.
Did we mention it’s free? Yeah that. All the more reason for you to go get it.