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How to convert Files from MKV to an MPEG-4 (.mp4) Format

How to Convert MKV to MP4 on Mac OS X

Note: For Windows users, please refer toMKV Converter on Windows.

"How do I convert mkv files to mp4 files? I downloaded a couple seasons of a TV show. Some of the files are in mkv format and some are already in mp4 format. I was wondering how to convert them or if there was a way that I could watch them easily." - John

MKV is a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks in one file. Sometimes users may wish to convert MKVs into the MPEG-4 (MP4) container on Mac for certain uses, such as for playing back the videos on portable devices like the iPhone. Today let's show you how to convert MKV files to MP4 files using Video Converter for Mac.

Step 1


Download and install the program (See download link on the right sidebar).

Step 2

Load MKV Files

Launching the Mac app and clicking the "Add Files" button on the top of the GUI to locate the MKV file you wish to convert.

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Step 3

Choose MP4 as Output Format

Open the "Output Format" drop-down menu on the right of the window and select "MP4" from the list of options. Many of ready presets available for you to choose from.

Then, under "Destinition" button you can choose to set up a proper video output file path.

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Step 4

Convert MKV Video Files

After you have set up all the conversion parameters, hit the "Start" button on the menu at the top of the main screen to begin encoding from MKV to MP4 on Mac.

That is it!

What is MP4 file?

MP4 is short for Moving Picture Expert Group-4. Apple has developed two of its own ISO-compliant video codecs, MPEG-4 part 2 (a.k.a. MPEG-4 simple profile) and MPEG-4 part 10 (a.k.a. H.264) providing the highest quality results across a wide spectrum of data rates — from narrowband to broadband and beyond.

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