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Convert MKV to MP4 with MKV Converter

What is MKV?

Matroska aims to become the standard of multimedia container formats. It was derived from a project called MCF, but differentiates from it significantly because it is based on EBML (Extensible Binary Meta Language), a binary derivative of XML. EBML enables the Matroska Development Team to gain significant advantages in terms of future format extensibility, without breaking file support in old parsers.

Why Convert MKV to MP4?

We find that many popular devices or media players refuse to play some MKV files, for example, some friends told us that MKV can't be played on Samsung TV and some also failed to play MKV on VLC media player, even their official sites claim that MKV is in the supported format list. In a word, MKV still can't measure up to MP4 in terms of compatibility.

E.g: If you put a MKV (audio parameter: 6 channels/DTS/1400 kbps) on a Samsung Galaxy S8, you may lose the most of audio. Because the phone has only one speaker, but the MKV video has 6 audio channels, there are 5 channels will be dumb.

On the other hand, MKV is very large in size and sometimes you may need a smaller size video format to transfer your video files more easily and smoothly. In such case, Converting MKV to MP4 will be the best way to go when you can't play MKV files on computers, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, or just want a smaller video size. It's an easy job if you get a powerful and easy-to-use MKV to MP4 converter.

Just download Pavtube Video Converter (Mac Version), you can easily transfer MKV to MP4 using CPU and GPU acceleration technology! You can also use this smart app as an MP4 to MKV converter if you need to do the reverse – convert MP4 to MKV. The program was specifically designed for fast conversion between 250+ multimedia formats, so you can forget about format compatibility problems once and for all.

How to Convert MKV to MP4 on PC/Mac?

After downloading and installing Pavtube Video Converter onto your computer, you only need 3 simple steps to get MKV converted to MP4.

Step 1. Launch MKV Converter and import MKV files

Double click app icon to launch the program. You have to firstly import MKV videos for converting into the file list by clicking "File" >"Add audio/video" button. Check one of them and click Play button to preview it. You can add multiple files to save your time as this program supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Select output format

Now let’s set output settings: click Format bar and select any MP4 format you like as output profile in the expand format list. Then click the small folder icon to determine Destination folder for the converted MP4 files.

Tip 1: You can also configure the parameters like resolution, frame rate, encoder and bit rate for video, and sample rate, channel, encoder and bit rate for audio and save it as your own profile.

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Tip 2: Edit MKV files if you want

Click "Edit" on the menu to trim, split, crop, append special effects or add subtitles, add watermarks to your video.

video converter edit video

Step 3. Start converting MKV to MP4

The program supports batch conversion so you could check all the files you want to convert in the file list and finally click the big Convert button to start the conversion. Generally speaking, you can get an .MP4 file of 1G within a few minutes.

Read More: Differences Between MP4 and MKV

Container format



Proprietor /Developer


CoreCodec, Inc

Video formats Supported

MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.263, VC-1, Dirac, others

Virtually anything

Audio formats Supported

MPEG-2/4 (HE)-AAC, MPEG-1/2 Layers I, II, III (MP3), AC-3, Apple Lossless, ALS, SLS, Vorbis, others

Virtually anything

Media Player Supported

Almost all the media players

Can be played on almost all the major media players.

Portable Devices Supported

All the portable devices like Apple, Android, Sony, Microsoft devices

Can't be played on almost all the portable devices.


Good video quality, through not as good as MKV;Supported by almost all OS, players & mobile devices;Commonly used for sharing video files online.

MKV supports H.264/AVC which is needed for efficient HD content playback. This makes MKV the preferred format for HD videos and Blu-ray rips.


Costs more system resources when editing MP4 videos.

The size of the file can be quite large. Due to the support for the additional features, MKV tends to be larger in size than other container files.

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