MKV to AVI

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MKV to AVI

Postby JohnyHumf » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:56 pm

Any recommendations on an easy to use converter for changing .mkv to.avi? Got a few seasons of Buffy and BSG that are in that format but they won't play on PS3, which is where I want to sit back and watch them.

They've all got sub titles and a couple of the Buffy episodes have commentary as another audio track, not bothered about keeping them, I'm just needing the files vanilla.

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Re: MKV to AVI

Postby afterMAT » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:14 am

Try Handbrake out. I encode .mp4s with it for running on the PS3.

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Re: MKV to AVI

Postby JohnyHumf » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Cheers mate. :P

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Re: MKV to AVI

Postby Edam » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:02 am

I don't know if this would work, but sometimes it might simply be the case that it doesn't recognise the container (e.g. the '.mkv' extension) but it's perfectly happy to read the actual codec; there may not bee a need to re-encode. Just rename it to .avi and see if it's recognised. That works for my samsung TV that won't recognise .mkv files - it plays them happily after a simple re-naming.

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Re: MKV to AVI

Postby Wizard Of Odd » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:29 pm

I'm sick of people always recommending Handbrake. Any time I've ever used it it's been a MASSIVE heap of shit. Last time I tried I just gave it up after it was about 5% through converting an hour long MKV to AVI and it had already taken about 20 minutes... Fuck that.

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