Playing videos isn’t always easy when you are using the default player of your system and you want to play a MKV video file. MVK multimedia files or Matroska video files is an open format video file used by many video enthusiastic as it comes in a small package but with huge amount of data maintaining quality. But one of the biggest factor that can lead to a step back with this video file format is that, MKV isn’t supported with every media player. Media players like VLC is the only way you can play the MKV file without any issues. But with default players like Windows Media Player or iTunes, you can’t play the MKV files at all.
To play the MKV files on your default players easily, you will first need to content it into MP4 format or another that is supported by the system. So, if you are also facing problem while playing the MKV files on your media player, I suggest you convert the MKV file to MP4 and then play it using your default media player.
So, if you want to know about the methods to convert MKV to MP4 format, here are 2 different ways to convert MKV files to MP4.
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2 Simple Methods to Convert MKV to MP4 Format Files:
Method 1 to Convert MKV to MP4:
The first method that we are going to use is the, VLC conversion method which works for both MacOS and Windows system. With the VLC converter you can convert any existing file to any other format including MP4 for the most convenient use: So here are the steps to convert MKV file to MP4 format using VLC.
Step 1: The first thing that you will need to do is download and install the VLC media player from their official site. It is very important that you download the file from a safe or trusted source as downloading the file from any random site may not only run on your system but can also damage your system if you end up downloading a virus or malware into your system.
Step 2: Now, launch the program and simply click on the Media tab which you can find in the left top corner. Now you will need to click on save/convert from the drop down menu.
Step 3: You will now need to select the file that you wish to convert by clicking on the Add tab. You will need to browse through your system and find the MKV file that you wish to convert and click on it.
Step 4: Now, you will need to click on the Convert/save option and select the file format that you want to convert it in. For instance, if you want to convert your file into MP4 format you will need to click on “H.264+ MP3. This is the file format of an MP4 file, now select the destination where you want the file to be saved on.
Step 5: After you have selected the destination, you will now need to click on start to get down with the conversion process. You will be able to see the conversion progress and time left to complete the conversion.
And there you have it, this is how easy it is to convert an MKV file to MP4 format using VLC.
Method 2 to Convert MKV to Mp4:
The next step will involve using a converter. But unlike a normal converter which you have to download and use, here we will be using an online converter which will be more convenient to use. The online converter that we are going to use today is the Cloud Convert which has been used by millions to convert different files format. So let us go ahead and look how the Cloud Convert works and how you can use it as the 2nd method to convert MKV to MP4 format.
Step 1: The first thing that you will need to do is visit the home page of the Cloud Converter. Click here to visit the Cloud Converter homepage.
Step 2: After you have visited the site, you will hands forth notice the “Select Files or Drag & Drop them on this page” Option. Click on the option and browse through your system and select the MKV file that you want to convert. Click on the file to upload it.
Step 3: Now select eh MP4 files format to convert it to MP4 (default setting to mp4), you can also select a different format by clicking on the setting option and choosing your desired format.
Step 4: After you have selected your desired file format, you will now need to click on “Start” to proceed with the conversion process.
Step 5: You will be able to see the conversion process and after the conversion is over you will be able to see a green download button to download your converted file.
And there you have converted the MKV file to MP4 file format and now you can easily watch your favourite music video/ movie with your default media player or any other random media player.
So guys Both these process are really easy to get down with and you won’t face any issue while watching video on MP4 format when you want as you know the 2 best methods to convert MKV to MP4 format.