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Old 02-15-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Quick and Easy way of converting an MKV to an AVI

I don't know why I can't find a quick easy way of doing this. First thing I tried was demuxing everything with mkvmerge, but I couldn't find anything to let me work with the raw H264 video afterwards..or at least nothing that would recognize it (to mux it into an AVI alongside the audio), so that was a bust.

Anyone have some suggestions?
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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MediaCoder seems to handle quite a few video formats, I think you'll be able to convert that video with it.
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MediaCoder seems to handle quite a few video formats, I think you'll be able to convert that video with it.
Huh. Used to have Mediacoder, never thought to try using it to convert the MKV (dunno why...I mean, it even works with Nintendo's THP files, the movie format you find commonly in Gamecube and Wii games). I was hoping to find a way to do it with no quality loss (meaning...demux the audio and video then smoosh it back together into an AVI container) but I couldn't find what programs I needed.

Mediacoder might be my choice then I guess.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:00 PM   #4
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Is Avidemux the sort of thing you're looking for? I was able to convert some AVIs to MKV without any apparently quality loss, no reason why it shouldn't work in reverse too.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:38 AM   #5
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Is Avidemux the sort of thing you're looking for? I was able to convert some AVIs to MKV without any apparently quality loss, no reason why it shouldn't work in reverse too.
Actually, I was trying to use that program...but either I'm just having trouble figuring out how or it won't let me save to an AVI file. It is true that I've been rather sick lately (getting better though), so I could have missed something.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:11 PM   #6
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Hi.
Perhaps you find this link useful:

http://www.videohelp.com/guides?sear...or+List+Guides

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Old 02-19-2009, 04:25 PM   #7
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It does have some good guides, but the one I need requires VirtualDubMod, and it refuses to open this particular MKV. Haven't been able to figure out why. I wish it would, then it would have taken me minutes to do this.
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:48 PM   #8
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A person named Aldotsk on another forum did this:
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I used the Classic Media Player and edited the VobSub as "always shown" and then saved as "anime-.avi-" next to it. It converted into avi --- still got that vobsub .ass file separated... so I converted that avi file with WinAVI to convert it completely compress with the .ass subtitle. (and VobSub can change fonts, so that's what I did hehe , change fonts into my choice of font)
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:29 PM   #9
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I reencode a bunch of stuff, so it'll play on my 360 over UPnP. seeing as Avidemux tends to make x.264 and xvid files incorrectly, I usually opt for Handbrake. works fast, simple to use, and the only thing it has trouble converting is RealVideo. before finding it, I was having real problems finding a decent transcoding setup outside of mencoder. it's available on all three major platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux), so there's no reason you shouldn't be using this application.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:02 AM   #10
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Ooooh, Handbrake. I had this once and forgot all about it. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes.
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