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Giveaway of the day — MKV Converter Studio 2.0

MKV Converter is the best software to convert MKV files with subtitles.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 520 (62%) 318 (38%) 47 comments

MKV Converter Studio 2.0 was available as a giveaway on June 6, 2010!

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MKV Converter can convert Matroska Video (.mkv) to multiform video files with subtitles like AVI, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, XviD, MOV and MCE AVI, extract MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC or M4A music file from MKV video for enjoying on iPod, PSP, Apple TV, PS3, Xbox and other digital players, MKV Converter is also an MKV converter, splitter, editor and player. It changes the frame size, frame rate, video compression codec and audio compression codec.

Key Features at a Glance:

  • You can load external subtitle file or embedded subtitle for the MKV video when converting;
  • MKV converter supports convert MKV to all popular video formats like HD FLV, AVI, XviD, DivX, MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, MOV, FLV, etc;
  • Easily convert MKV videos and movies to play on iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, XBOX, Zune or other MP4 players with this MKV converter;
  • Video editing function enables you to trim and crop videos easily before converting, you can shorten the video length by setting new start and end time; or adjust the aspect of video size, control the image brightness, contrast, saturation;

System Requirements:

Windows up to 7

Publisher:

MKV Converter

Homepage:

http://www.convertmkv.net/

File Size:

23.6 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#47

my mp3 player is an ipod shuffle, the sound is great specially if you use Sennheiser headphones.:.

Reply   |   Comment by WLAN Router   –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I think my comment has been removed multiple times but here goes anyways, the absolute best free alternative is Mediacoder, you can obtain it for free at http://www.mediacoderhq.com/, it is free for personal use, they have a few different versions depending on what you need you can buy their paid version, or use their free version. Oh and #27, FUD about VBR and ABR MP3 encoding 10 years ago is why people cannot tell the difference between well encoded 5MB VBR/ABR MP3s vs crappily encoded 7MB CBR MP3s that sound worst. MKV is a container that houses just about any audio/video/overlay streams extremely well, please, oh please stop spreading nonsense FUD about it. It's really an excellent container specification, here, please follow these steps to better yourself and the internet alike, 1) use your favorite web search engine and use the phrase "matroska container" and click "search" or hit the "enter" key, 2) avoid the pornography results and instead read pertinent documents about the specification, 3) filter nonsense like "dooodz, MKVzzzz suxzzz, it totuliii blouzzzz", instead consider questions like, "does MKV support multiple overlay streams," or statements like, "the latest spec even allows for multiple video streams of differing codecs," 4) read, read, read, wait, digest, read.... 5) enjoy the new and possibly most accurate knowledge you've attained. :o)

Reply   |   Comment by Polytopal  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

A great alternative to this is FormatFactory. Its free and does so much more than MKV.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

OK #4 cro - where's the list of the 20 free ones you "could" name ??? Sounds like BS to me...

Much like rezidue (#16) it installed (after two attempts) on my XP Pro sp2 and did a fine job of the basic convertions - after all, that's what it's supposed to do as it's a "MKV Converter"..

Good job aPowerSoft and thanx again GotD..

Reply   |   Comment by Nickalf  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#43

This program is ok, but I wouldn't buy it for the asking price I have use total video converter which outperform this program any time.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexandro  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

Used this program to convert Quick Time to AVI for displaying videos on digital photo frame. My video was turned 90 degres. How can I rotate it back?

MKV INSTALLED FAST WITH NO PROBLEM. THANKS

candygal236@msn.com

Reply   |   Comment by Lincoln  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#41

comment 10 what do you mean by all the other paragraphs?

first paragraph is the only comment that is for the MKV Converter.

my other comment is
what is this useless screen blocker on the bottom of the screen?
all it is is an irritant and blocks the view of what is on the screen.
and also on the side there is something called stickr.
it does the exact same on the side of the screen.

Reply   |   Comment by marcel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#40

Tried it with a rare MKV occurrence (DVD subtitles stored in the MKV) and like every other "complete MKV converters" out there, is not compatible. It's free, but horribly incomplete.

Of course, if everyone made a fixed format MKV (everyone uses one format of subs, video, and audio), it might be ok... as for now, I'll have to stick with Aieesoft MKV converter.... and VirtualDub.

Reply   |   Comment by Shilar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

@20 I don't understand why you're so against MKV, it makes life easier having all the subtitles and audio streams for a certain video in one file rather than many. I agree there's a lack of support, but that's in the conversion end.

Reply   |   Comment by LoopyLuke  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

Regarding RegShot.cmd from my comment #10, that was just something which I wrote for myself in 2006 and haven't used in years. I never intended it for the world market and didn't check it for locale issues. The Windows command/batch language is a macro language, so everything is a character string. I just looked at the code and noticed it's parsing the Time string, which is almost certainly locale-sensitive. Outside the US, some countries use "," instead of "." as the decimal point, so Delims=:. should be changed to Delims=:., on the line where it's parsing the Time. Hopefully, everyone uses ":", otherwise, more changes will be required.

Macro languages are horrible for writing reliable code. The command interpreter has a good chance of seeing a syntax error as just another character string. It's buggy, with undocumented and incorrectly documented features. The endlessly annoying octal problem is probably a hold-over from Bill Gate's PDP-11 days. Octal was already long obsolete on 8-/16-bit computers when MS-DOS was developed. The Windows command/batch language is very ad-hoc and little effort was made to handle Windows file path/name strings vs. those of DOS, resulting in cases that were guaranteed to fail. Microsoft made a bunch of improvements to the language for XP, but finally realized that it was hopeless and dropped support for the command/batch language in Vista (but legacy support remains).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

20 said: "NOOOOO!!!!!!People please do not support the MKV format
stick with divx/xvid MKV are way too problematic and not very well supported, please do not help this format."

What are you talking about? This application will HELP people convert it to another format. I will donate some of my IQ points to you if it helps (but no more than 5, so that will give you a total of 10).

Reply   |   Comment by Zapp  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#36

@4, would you help me understand if this MKV converter is unique compared to the other utilities? Which other free alternatives did you mean? thanks,

Reply   |   Comment by LFC  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#35

4.it has no support for Avisynth so it gets a thumbs down from me. dont even have to try it to tell ya that it is a severely lacking program of which I could name close to 20 better free alternatives. not exaggerating either. so lets have some of the free alternatives listed for us us people that don't get around much please

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

Does anyone have any reviews how it compares to the DivX Converter?

Reply   |   Comment by alphazulu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

Bah - tried converting a bluray 720p mkv to PS3 mp4 in Win 7 64 = CRASH

Reply   |   Comment by Big Joe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#32

Freeware alternative:
http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

Whether you are looking for free AVI video converter, free MKV video converter, free FLV video converter, free MP4 converter, or free YouTube converter, Any Video Converter Free Version is the right application for you.
This FREE video converter software can clip any segments and optionally merge and sort them to make a creative movie. And even more, Any Video Converter Freeware can crop frame size to remove any unwanted area in the frame just like a pair of smart scissors.

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD FAN  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

No Use of downloading this software. I tried to convert a video from .mkv to .avi nut it gave error. The basic function is not working.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#30

# cro



Hey dude!!

Could you please mention at least one of the 20 better free alternative than this GAOTD??

Thx

Reply   |   Comment by f.stoke  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#29

Looks ok... runs fine but.. to edit.. you have to put up with watching it at normal speed. I give it a four out of five. Lou.

Reply   |   Comment by Lou  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#28

Installed successfully on Windows 7 Home Premium. I ran setup.exe and activate.exe as administrator.

It has converted the file I selected to avi, so seems to do what it says, for me anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Stuart  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

NOOOOO!!!!!!
People please do not support the MKV format
stick with divx/xvid MKV are way too problematic and not very well supported, please do not help this format.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)
#26

to answer a couple of other questions first.. it's a CONVERTER. not an editor. usually, I am going the other direction and converting TO mkv... good job!. Lou.

Reply   |   Comment by Lou  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#25

Installed on Win XP SP3. Crashed when trying to open. Rebooted computer. Crashed again. Have uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Mellyjo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

@ No.4 Please list at least some of the 20 free programs you are thinking about and why they are better. You claim no exaggeration yet don't even list 1 program. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#23

I used a program to save all my home videos to the PC. Some of them are 11 minutes long, some are longer. I'd like to split them up into small manageable file sizes that I can then put on my iPod or YouTube, etc.Is this the program to do that ? I have the zip file downloaded but I haven't installed it yet, I'm an old grandma fumbling my way around on this computer and the comment about apps crashes has me worried. I'll keep checking back as there are only 6 comments so far.

Reply   |   Comment by Cuppa  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#22

MKV Converter Studio is basically the same sort of converter GOTD regulars are used to, with the twist that it also handles MKV -- an alternate format [like Windows' avi & Quicktime's mov] that acts as a container for your audio &/or video content... that content itself can be encoded in a wide variety of formats. MKV is popular among enthusiasts on-line because it can hold almost anything, allowing you to play video for example that your system can't handle outside the MKV wrapper.

MKV Converter Studio is fast -- DVD -> 320 X 240 wmv @ ~175 fps vs. ~50 - 75 average among converters, but not competitive with A's Video Converter [supposed to use ATI GPUs] @ ~700 fps. Profile selection is a bit awkward, & the limited customization choices are sometimes a bit odd. On Auto it didn't handle aspect ratio correctly, so do a test 1st to make sure you have it set correctly -- fortunately running a test is easy since the editing portion of the app works very well [better than most converters] to preview, cut & trim. It includes a subtitle editor for working with text based subs -- it wouldn't display the graphics subs embedded in a DVD -- but that's a relatively minor benefit as apps handling text subs are plentiful & free.

Installing MKV Converter Studio may be problematic for some folks, with several files intended for Windows' folders. Many of those added files, plus several files in the program's folder are .NET related.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#21

Worthless! Failed to convert MKV to AVI on every attempt. Total waste of my time. Can not imagine a $40 price tag for this poor performer.
The developers need to go back to the drawing board.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#20

XP Pro SP2 + hotfixes here.

App installed okay and my test conversions were good except when I used the Video Edit feature.

Trim and Crop tests were successful but Image Control did not produce what I saw on screen when previewing, especially the Saturation setting. When reducing saturation to -10 the resulting conversion was black and white! Total loss of colour just one notch down.

I'm curious if this is an issue with my system or if this would be the same for everyone - anyone care to confirm?

I did not test the subtitle option as I do not really have any use for it at this time...

Regards,
Damian

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#19

A-squred Free 4 A2scan:

C:\winsoft\MKV Converter Studio\ApowersoftUpdate.exe identified as: Worm.MSIL!IK

Is it a false positive?

Reply   |   Comment by Thin Lizzy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#18

I looked up the Matroska format. Here is the Wikipedia information:

Matroska From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Matroska MKV Extension Icon
Filename extension .mkv .mka .mks
Internet media type video/x-matroska audio/x-matroska
Developed by Matroska.org
Type of format Container format
Container for Multimedia
Open format? Yes: GNU LGPL

The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file.[1] It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only.

Matroska is an English word derived from the Russian word matryoshka (Russian: матрёшка, IPA: [mɐˈtrʲoʂkə]), which means nesting doll (the common Russian egg-shaped doll within a doll). This is a play on the container (media within a form of media/doll within a doll) aspect of the matryoshka as it is a container for visual and audio data. The loose transliteration may be confusing for Russian speakers, as the Russian word matroska (Russian: матроска) actually refers to a sailor suit.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Siegert  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#17

MKV doesn't work with subtitle at all ,even display not work. Saw example in the site to compare with my mkv and srt. not working at all and tried to convert mkv to avi that gave me error, it didn't say what error so thumb down.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#16

Thank you for this gaotd!
GREAT!
Installed without a problem on 7 and it works very well.

Reply   |   Comment by tooer  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#15

Well, thought I'd give it a go & now about to uninstall....

By the looks of it, it is very much based on the FREE program "Format Factory" .....
http://www.pcfreetime.com/

Not as good though, my main complaint being that I can see no option for 2-pass encoding....
In my opinion, any maker of a video conversion tool (especially a paid for one) that doesn't allow 2-pass encoding should be shot. They are the main reason for all those blocky videos out there on the web....

So, to reiterate to anybody reading this.....
If any video encoding software out there does not support 2-pass encoding bin it & find one that does....
& on a side note, any software claiming to be fast is also admitting to poor quality, the only way to speed up a video conversion is to cut corners & compromise on quality. If you want it faster get a faster PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Alrock  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#14

Despite the name, this is a general purpose audio/video converter. On the plus side, it doesn't mess with your codecs and has a large number of customizable options for each major format. The player is detachable. There are a lot of spelling errors and the image brightness/contrast/saturation controls didn't work (or didn't display as working). I'll let someone like mike who actually uses these do a more complete review. It's hard to say whether something like this is generally useful because there are so many formats, whether the the ones which you want work well or not will determine its usefulness to you. I noticed almost no WMV codec options.

I received CyberLink MediaShow Espresso free. It supports the iPad, but generally has almost no options, and definitely messes up your codecs. On the plus side, it theoretically supports encoding using your ATI or nVidia video card, if it supports hardware encoding.

The moderator let mike talk about RegShot and RegShot 2 (which is totally separate from RegShot) for tracing things like the damage which almost all multimedia apps do, but not my comments on them.

In the first place, RegShot won't give you a complete trace under the best of circumstances. Windows XP has a security hole which you could drive a truck through, which allows you to execute programs with System privileges. This yields a more complete trace using RegShot or some similar programs.

Years ago, I wrote a simple command (batch) file to run RegShot with System privileges under XP (only):
RegShot.cmd
After downloading, right-click and select Edit to open it in Notepad, command/batch files are just text. Don't make any changes unless you know what you're doing, even spaces are significant.

The numerous problems with RegShot, RegShot 2, and other free tracing tools are why I bought I home license to Blue Project SysTracer Pro 2. You'll find that almost all multimedia apps mess up your codecs, and there's nothing you can do. You should set a System Restore Point prior to installing multimedia apps. You generally can't repair things with an uninstaller. If you don't want a particular app, uninstall it then do a System Restore to the point you just set. As Restore Points age, they become much less useful, as they roll back \Windows, \Program Files, all executables everywhere (installed or not) on protected volumes, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#13

@Martin #1:
Yes you can convert WMA to MP3. I tried it here om a 20+ minutes audio sample, and it worked. You could have tried it yourself.

And many many more combinations to convert video and/or audio to another format are available.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

It claims to be a file splitter but there is no feature to do this so if you wanted this program to split your mkv movie rips so that you could fit them onto FAT32 formatted drives, forget it.

It does however actually make full use of my quad core beast, which most encoders fail to do. I was transcoding at a good 45 FPS in my test.

Reply   |   Comment by Nukkels  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Threw up an error as soon as I opened it. Not a good sign.
Unfortunately doesn't support Vobsub filter with .ass subtitles, so therefore won't convert multiple languages and fonts that are bundled into one subtitle stream. Also had a major audio lag problem with a 23fps file I tried converting.

A nice free alternative for converting .mkv is PSP Video Converter. Don't let the name fool you, although it only converts to .mp4 it's fairly well featured and is the only mkv converter that I've come across which converts .ass subtitles properly, and does a decent job with quality too.

Reply   |   Comment by LoopyLuke  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

Cro -- if you can name 20 better freeware alternatives, please do (or at least the best of them). More and more videos/torrents are in mkv format, and neither my DVD player nor my HDTV (which has a direct USB input) can read them.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Mdoc  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Hello... The converter installs and activates without any problems, but unfortunately the program does not run here.
I get a huge window full of errors. I have a pretty standard system running Windows Vista Ultimate 64x (sp2) and Windows XP pro 32x (sp3).
Thanks anyways !

Reply   |   Comment by Hector  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

Martin,
for that use try zamzar.com it converts online. no need to download.
Nikkolai.

Reply   |   Comment by Nikkolai Hel  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

its not working properly! if ju try to edit some video files then apps crashes.

and i have winxp pro (sp3)

Reply   |   Comment by jaen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#6

Just in case no one noticed, there was a Game Giveaway yesterday, and another Game today.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve L  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#5

it has no support for Avisynth so it gets a thumbs down from me. dont even have to try it to tell ya that it is a severely lacking program of which I could name close to 20 better free alternatives. not exaggerating either

Reply   |   Comment by cro  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

err... MKV files are containers for video & audio. WMA is Windows Media Audio. I'd bet the answer is a loud no.

Reply   |   Comment by goodgotd  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#3

Thanks GAOTD.

Nice and clean interface. :D

Reply   |   Comment by boon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)
#2

I seek a converter which converts all of the above files to all formats including univesal disk foramt(udf).I s there such a converter available?

Reply   |   Comment by Verusha  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Will this software also convert audio (only) files? Specifically, WMA to MP3?

Thanks,

Martin

Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-95)
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