MKV to AVI Converter

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How to Convert MKV to AVI?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your MKV files.
  2. Click the “Convert to AVI” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download AVI” button

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We use both open source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional, look for the icon).

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What is an MKV (Matroska) file?

Matroska (MKV) is a free, open-source, container standard that can hold an unlimited amount of audiovisual and multimedia files in a single file format. Since it is open source, a user can customize it with open-source software. The name derives from “Matryoshka” dolls, which is a famous type of Russian handicraft that consists of a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size nested one inside another.

 

How to open an MKV file?

The best way to open an MKV file is to use VLC media player. This media player is compatible with all operating systems and platforms. This is important because MKV is not an industry standard, which means that other media players might not support it.

 

Additionally, MKV does not use codecs to compress file size, which means the file can be quite large. Therefore, another option for opening an MKV file is to download the appropriate codecs that are compatible with the selected media player. To accomplish this, download the Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) from a trusted site, such as Ninite.

 

Developed by: Matroska

Initial release: 2002

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matroska

https://www.matroska.org/

What is an AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file?

Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is a multimedia container developed by Microsoft. AVI is a descendant of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF). With the assistance of third-party programs, AVI can support chapters, captions, subtitles, menus, streaming, attachments, and 3D containers.

 

How to open an AVI file?

Microsoft provides a downloadable and free AVI Viewer. Another way to view an AVI file is to use a version of Microsoft Windows Media Player that is compatible with the operating system.

 

While AVI files are optimized for the Internet, hardware players support them as well. If an AVI file does not open, then use VLC media player.

 

Developed by: Microsoft

Initial release: 1992

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2361