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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:36 am    Post subject: MKV to AVI converter Reply with quote

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Bear in mind, many MKVs today CAN NOT be converted into AVI files without substantially altering the audio and video information in the container, as MKV has been invented to overcome most of AVIs limitations and can thus hold audio and video streams which are simply incompatible with good old AVI container.


i would like to convert MKV movies into a AVI file
i have the VLC player which reads both MKV and AVI
i need AVI in order to play it on TV with "wd mini tv" kit

what MAC app do you suggest for conversion... even a payed one, pls ???
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the VLC "streaming/exporting wizard". Its under the file menu.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps a firmware alteration to you WD device would be better than transcoding the MKV. According the the WD site, it also plays mpg, so why not just use the current Handbrake to transcode the MKV?

However, Handbrake v.93 should output to AVI.

Files that have been paid for, ie iTunes store files, will have DRM which is difficult, if even possible, to overcome to transcode.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: refresh my memory pls! Reply with quote

sorry guys but can you recall me which is the name of the app that takes multiple "MKV.001 / 002 / 003..." files and compress them into 1 single MKV files, please? i cant remember the name (something X) but i do recall clearly the icon was a wooden box / crater --- thanks a million !!! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: BETTERZIP Reply with quote

omg sorry for the mistake about the name... it doesnt have an X (that was the OSX i associated with) and i beleive i find it... its the BETTERZIP with its wood crade... finally i nailed it! so sorry for the cry for help... i was freaking out looking at the tone of mkv files i couldnt merge together!
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