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How to Convert MKV to MP4 with Lossless Quality Kept?


You have downloaded 1080p files of 40 minutes long TV shows, and need to convert them from MKV to MP4 so you can use it in Sony Vegas. Which one is the best Matroska converter that able to convert your MKV files to MP4?


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MKV vs. MP4

MKV is a Matroska multimedia container format that is capable of encapsulating video, multiple audio tracks, and subtitles into a single file. Because MKV is open-source and supports different types of video, audio, and subtitles encoding, including descriptions, ratings, cover art, and even chapter points, it serves as the best encapsulation format of the high definition movies and TV shows, especially the Blu-ray video.


Unlike MKV, MP4 is an international standard for audiovisual coding, and it is one of the most popular and common video containers that stores a bunch of data like video, audio, and subtitles that have been compressed. It is an abbreviation of the MPEG-4 part 14video file. With the high degree of compression used in MP4 videos, it allows the files to be higher quality preserved but much smaller in size than MKV and other video formats.


MKV is different from other multimedia standards like MP4, MOV, or AVI, because it is completely open-source and can be customized by the users with the implementation of open-source software. And it is not an international standard video format, not all media players and devices support it. Until now, the best software for playing most MKV files are VideoLAN VLC media player, MPlayer, KMPlayer, Microsoft Movies & TV, AND Media Player Classic. So if you want to make your MKV files work on any device or software you choose to playback, or you want to edit it on any video editors, you need to convert MKV to MP4.


Any Video Converter is the best MKV to MP4 converter that can handle a variety of different file formats including MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, VOB, DivX, M2TS, MXF, RMVB, TS, WebM and other more input formats, and convert these videos to user-defined video outputs. Before starting converting MKV files to MP4, you can use Any Video Converter to edit the MKV files, such as clipping, cropping, rotating, adding, selecting or disabling the audio tracks and subtitles, and customize the output preference including video and audio bitrate, video size, video quality, frame rate, aspect ratio, encoding pass and more.

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How to Convert MKV to MP4

Now, let’s look at how to convert MKV files to MP4 with lossless quality preserved by using Any Video Converter.


Note: Any Video Converter Windows version has a built-in video player which can play almost all videos. You can click to open "Play Video" module and open the files on your local drive.


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Step 1: Open Any Video Converter

Download and install Any Video Converter on your PC or Mac, then open this MKV to MP4 converter.

Step 2: Add MKV files

Click on the "Add Video(s)" button at the upper-left corner to open the file browser and select the NKVV videos you would like to convert, or drag & drop the MKV files to Any Video Converter.


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Step 3: Customize the output preferences

Firstly, you can unfold the Output Profile, then scroll down to the "Common Video Formats" and select Customized MP4 Movie (*.mp4) as the output format, or select the preset output format according to your devices.


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Then, at the lower-right corner, you can customize the Basic Settings (file name, output folder, start and end time, video size and quality), Video Options (video codec to h.265, h.264, mpeg, xvid, video bitrate, frame rate, video aspect, encode pass) and Audio Options (Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Sample Rate, Audio Channel, Disable Audio).


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On the Options window, you can also customize the video options, including Video Resize, Output Drive of Video Player, Encode Filters, MP4 Faststart, and GPU Acceleration which allows Video Converter to use NVIDA© CUDA™, AMD®, and Intel® Core™ technologies to output h.264 and h.265 encoder, 2/3 times faster than without acceleration.


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Step 4: Convert MKV videos to MP4

After all the settings done, click on the "Convert Now!" button to convert MKV videos to MP4 in batch.


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After the conversion is done, you can open the output folder to find the well-converted MKV videos with the selected track and subtitle compressed. You can use Any Video Converter, or other media players to play the converted MKV videos, or transfer it to USB to play on your TV.


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