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

Rolf Ernst rolf.ernst at 24hourloop.com
Mon Jan 21 21:45:44 CET 2008

Agreed. It's a windows-only solution (as I pointed out). However, the encoder is free for personal use and the quality is great. I personally prefer h.264 myself. It's a standard. VC1 is not. 


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ivan Kowalenko" <ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com> 
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Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 2:41:53 PM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago 
Subject: Re: [Matroska-users] RE: [Matroska-general] how can I covert mkv files into to avi? 

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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