[Matroska-users] RE: [Matroska-general] how can I covert mkv files into to avi?

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 21:41:53 CET 2008

On Jan 21, 2008, at 14.46, Rolf Ernst wrote:

> I very much recommend against a two-step recompression process. If  
> at all possible you should leave it at that ratio but if you have  
> to, choose soome high qualityt codec and only do it obnce (h.264 or  
> VC1 comes to mind). VC1 can be muxed into a wmv file with wma audio  
> and played on most windows computers. H.264 with AAC can be played  
> on pretty much every operating system, but you might have to  
> download the free directshow filter for windows.

I actually don't think VC1 is a good idea at all, mostly because it's  
hard to find a good encoder you don't have to pay through the nose  
for, and if you're not using a Windows machine, you're pretty much out  
of luck if you want to play it.

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