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MKV to AVI converter?

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by junks, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. junks

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    Just found out my media player doesn't support MKV files of which I have about 50, so, what's the best way to convert them to H264 AVI?

    Thanks :)
     
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    What player do you have? Are you sure it will play AVI with H.264(usually Divx/xvid is found in AVI files)? Does it play MP4?
     
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    i Have a Medigate mg_450hd

    The program is free, so try one and see if you can play it on yours
     
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    Yes, the program is fee and very good, I use it a lot. However, depending on the player's capabilities, converting and losing time and quality might not be necessary...
     
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    @cyprusrom he said he could not play in his machine, so i think that means they have to be converted
     
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    That's what he said? I thought he said he wanted a cookie..

    MKV is just a container. He says he wants to convert to H.264 AVI. H.264 is not common for an AVI, like Divx/xvid.
    If the player is capable of H.264 playback,but not in an MKV container,then the video could be just simply re-packed into a different container, without re-encoding, saving lots processing time and video quality...
    But I see you got it figured out, don't need my help.I'll leave you guys alone.
    Good luck.

     
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    @cyprusrom SORRY did not mean to up set you!! I guess i justlearned something also. Please continue to help him, and show us how what you are refering to is done!! again i'm sorry
     
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    Everything is cool mate!
    He/she might not need even need our help anymore...
     
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    Thanks for all the quick replies!

    Well its an Iomega Screenplus HD, says its supports MP4 but hasn't played any of the ones I have tried yet :(

    It will play VOB & AVI though.
     
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    Oh & its a he! ;)
     
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    Ok it appears it shows MKV, MP4, WMV but all say invalid file when trying to play, pretty bloody hopeless so far! Think I may get a different media player!

    Its supposed to play MP4

    Multimedia File Support — ScreenPlay™ Plus Multimedia Player
    Media Type Supported? Notes
    DivX Supported 3.11, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x
    DivX VOD Supported
    DivX HD Not Supported
    DVD Supported
    MPEG-1 Supported VCD 1.0/2.0, SVCD
    MPEG-2 Supported Supports AVI and VOB
    MPEG-4 (part 2, ASP) Supported Supports AVI, DivX, XviD, and DivX VOD. No support for DivX HD, XviD HD, WMV, or iTunes Video Downloads.
    XviD Supported No support for XviD HD.
    MP3 Supported
    MP4 Supported
    AC3 Supported
    WAV Supported
    WMA Supported
    OGG Vorbis Supported
    AAC (non-DRM) Supported
    AIFF Not Supported
    MKV Not Supported
    RMVB Not Supported
    Apple iTunes AAC Not Supported
     
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    Provide a link to that player. From your post it seems it does not support MKV.
     
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    Sorry we seem to be out of sync with replies ;-)

    No doesn't support MKV & I can't get it to play mp4 either & Handbrake doesn't convert to an AVI or Xvid container - any ideas?
     
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    Info was here https://iomega-eu-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/iomega_eu_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=22029&p_sid=iL4MK8Uj&p_lva=22034

    But I think I'll take your advice & try to return it - the WD looks a good one!

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated :)
     
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    From the jr.com page that I found,and Amazon,com the player does not support MP4 or MKV...it only supports AVI(Divx/xvid), or MPEG-4 part 2(which is not the same with mp4). Your player is just Divx certified. The mp4 playback might be misleading(read some reviews here;or maybe need to be a mind reader or something to figure out what codecs in an MP4 work):

    http://www.amazon.com/Iomega-ScreenPlay-Plus-Multimedia-Player/dp/B002PY7LM4

    If that's close to the price you paid, it's a waste of money. Buy the WD player and and external hard drive for less money and more features. It'll save you time and headaches.

    For now, you can convert those MKVs to AVI(xvid) using Any Video Converter.
     
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    Thanks - I'll return it as I've had it under 14days & the hard drive is clicking away like a goodun anyway. Will order the WD unit.

    Should have asked here first!! ;-)

    Thanks again
     

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