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

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 21:43:21 CET 2008


On Jan 21, 2008, at 14.47, Rolf Ernst wrote:

> Do you want to stream it on the web? What sort of resolution do you  
> want to achieve? RMVB would be my last choice for a codec unless for  
> web.

Even in that case, H.264 is a better choice. It's higher quality,  
people get more choice in what player to use, and it's less finicky.

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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fermin Quant" <ferminquant at hotmail.com>
> To: chris at matroska.org, matroska-users at lists.matroska.org
> Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 11:54:03 AM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago
> Subject: [Matroska-users] RE: [Matroska-general] how can I covert  
> mkv files into to avi?
>
> Actually, the reason I want to turn them into avi was because I want  
> to make them smaller, and I don't know how to manipulate the mkv  
> files. Becuase I have 24 minutes episodes of 250-300 MB, and I want  
> to turn them to about 90 MB, by turning them into 170MB avi then  
> into 90MB RMVB, that was my original plan.
> But since its not possible because of the VFR, could you tell me how  
> to make the mkv files smaller?
>
>
>
> > Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 14:33:04 +0100
> > From: chris at matroska.org
> > To: matroska-users at lists.matroska.org; ferminquant at hotmail.com
> > Subject: Re: [Matroska-general] how can I covert mkv files into to  
> avi?
> >
> > Fermin Quant schrieb:
> > > I've been trying with an mkv file I found on the internet to  
> extract
> > > the video and audio separately and rejoining them into avi, but  
> with
> > > no succes.
> > > I tried with most of the tools you have on your site, but none of
> > > those are able to get the video out properly or even convert the  
> audio
> > > to mp3.
> > > From your experiences, which is the best way to convert mkv  
> files into
> > > avi files?
> >
> > This email belongs into matroska-users, not matroska-general.  
> Please try
> > to respect that for future communication.
> >
> > Trying to convert MKV files into AVI files is big nonsense, to start
> > with. MKV was created to overcome the limitations of the old,  
> redundant
> > AVI container. AVI was created about 20 years ago by Microsoft,  
> and then
> > abandoned for their own, better (but closed) WMV/ASF format/ 
> container.
> > All the extensions to AVI which were added lateron were never really
> > successful, mainly because most existing tools/apps for AVI  
> handling,
> > with Virtualdub being the most important, couldnt make use of  
> them. AVI
> > by itself is not even VBR MP3 capable, at least not in a clear  
> manner.
> >
> > I recommend to convert your MKV files into DVDs if you would like  
> to see
> > them in your saloon/living room on your DVD player, thats the  
> safest way
> > and will preserve most of the quality of the MKV file (of course,
> > depending on what video/audio codecs were used in your MKV). Some  
> video
> > streams in MKVs, especially anime material, are VFR (Variable  
> Framerate)
> > and these video streams can no way be put into AVI, no matter what  
> video
> > codec you are using to recompress it, as AVI is bound to have a  
> dixed
> > time delay from one frame to the next (CFR = Constant Framerate).
> > DVDs/MPEG on the other hand is VFR capable (in principle, not sure  
> if
> > thats true for every DVD player out there), as its younger and more
> > modern than AVI.
> >
> > The best tools to convert MKVs into DVDs are probably S.U.P.E.R. and
> > Convert-X-to-DVD. For the latter there is a link on our homepage,
> > technical/guide section, bringing you to a guide on how to use this
> > tool. Using DVDSanta - as described on our homepage - is not  
> recommended
> > anylonger, as its developers are too stupid or not interested to fix
> > even some of the more important bugs this program has, especially  
> when
> > trying to open MKV files.
> >
> > Best Regards
> >
> > Christian
> > matroska project admin
> >
> >
> >
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