MKV2MP4
MKV2MP4
1.4.10

4.8

MKV2MP4 free download for Mac

MKV2MP4

1.4.10
09 November 2018

Rapid, lossless MKV-to-MP4 conversion.

Overview

MKV2MP4 is an application that can convert video files in the MKV container format to more compatible MP4 video files. MKV2MP4 can convert most common MKV files very quickly, and has a queue for converting hundreds of files at once. MKV2MP4 can be configured to either produce files with perfect compatibility (at the expense of conversion speed) or to do conversion extremely quickly by producing files that are playable on most, but not all players (see F.A.Q.). Because MKV2MP4 doesn't re-encode the video track, conversion is fast and the resulting video has the exact same high video-quality as the source file. Note that most subtitles are supported (see F.A.Q.) but some players do not display them.

What's new in MKV2MP4

Version 1.4.10 (1.4.15):

Note: The demo version is currently at 1.4.10; the version available for purchase is 1.4.15.

  • Fixed possible crash related to using a 'Watchfolder'
  • Add support for 'Dark Mode' on macOS 10.14 'Mojave'
  • Add ability to passthrough the 'VP9' video codec to MP4 files
  • Pre-select right folder when having to the open destination folder

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GeogProf
17 April 2013

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Try the FREE remux instead (it’s the original, and the one this app is poorly modeled on) instead. Its engine was just updated to FFmpeg 1.2 (the latest). My post below tells all about it, and a link to it is there (as well as in the Similar Software section above). There used to be many, many positive responses to my comment and comments from several other members referencing it. But to my utter disgust, they’ve been removed. I have NO relationship to the remux developer (check my other posts if you don’t believe me). I just think remux is vastly superior and easier to use.
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Version 1.1.0
Old-Rogue
13 December 2017
I love this app! I can fizz through a dozen movie conversions in about half an hour.
I hope the developers can come up with a similar MP4 –> MP2 (VOB) app. It would save hours in preparation for burning a DVD.
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Version 1.4.6
Scion777
15 September 2017
And why should I pay $5 for something Handbrake does for free?
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Version 1.3.9
5 answer(s)
CoreCode
CoreCode
25 October 2017
handbrake does something completely different. handbrake does video encoding. it always encodes the video which takes hours and degrades quality.
MKV2MP4 does lossless conversion of MKVs to MP4. it doesn't touch the video track by re-encoding it at all. it runs about 100 times the speed of handbrake.
the use-case is a very different one:
use Handbrake to convert big DVDs or BluRays to smaller videos.
use MKV2MP4 to quickly get downloaded MKVs playing in QuickTime/iPhone/AppleTV/PS3/whateverthatsupportsMP4s without loosing any quality.

btw, you even need to post-process H265/HEVC encodes of handbrake in MKV2MP4 if you want them to open them in QuickTime or your iPhone.
its not either-or, its both.
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Scion777
Scion777
05 December 2017
Mmm, sorry but Handbrake's settings allow for not "loosing" quality. Your arguments just don't hold true.
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CoreCode
CoreCode
05 December 2017
you are free to believe whatever you wish, but HandBrake always does re-encode the video, which always takes a long time and always degrades quality (even if the loss may not be noticeable visually). thats a fact, but as i said you can certainly choose to believe otherwise.

again, HandBrake does something completely different. use HandBrake to make big videos (e.g. DVDs) small. use MKV2MP4 to increase compatibility of MKVs so you can play them elsewhere, while quality and size remains the same.
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Ythara
Ythara
14 April 2018
Handbrake transcodes the file, but Subler does exactly what you need for free.
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Cortig
Cortig
12 October 2018
You can do the same thing through Handbrake using passthrough options.
You can also do the same thing for free using remux.
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Graham-Lindsayu
05 August 2016
MKV2MP$ is fast, reliable, and easy to use. It does exactly what it claims, in a no-fuss manner
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Version 1.3.3
Markoh
25 May 2015
It's not really a 100% converter though, is it? It's only converting the audio track. Since the MKV video track is already MPEG-4 all that is done is a passthrough. That's the reason why MKV2MP4 "converts" so fast, and is "lossless"
I'd rather give out a bit more money for an app that does this and offers additional containers/formats to "convert" to.
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Version 1.2.8
1 answer(s)
CoreCode
CoreCode
25 October 2017
you are right, the video track is always passed through. converting the video would need patent licenses, thats why you see few commercial tools offering this, and only some open-source ones that (illegally) ignore the patent situation.
since 99% of MKVs have the video format thats needed in MP4s anyway we don't see not converting the video track as a downside. its ultra fast, it doesn't degrade quality and it works 99% of the time.
of course if you are interested in converting to something else then MP4, or need additional options e.g. to downscale the video then this is not the right tool for you.
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jjcazares
12 May 2015
I've used it to convert about 25 or so file so far, and app works very well. Not a lot of 'bells and whistles' on this app but it does its stated job quickly and effectively.
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Version 1.2.7
Macadanqc
02 December 2014
Simple et rapide... très rapide! Simple and fast, very fast! easy way to reformat to mp4 or m4v
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Version 1.2.4
Klcheshire
13 May 2014
FAST, FAST, FAST!! Did I say FAST? Works perfectly!! I LOVE it.
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Version 1.1.8
Maclover1-1
17 April 2014
I'm unable to make MP4 files that can be read from my ExFat USB drive connected to my Sony Bravia using this software :0( I have other converters but they take hours to convert.. Why is it so hard to translate formats.
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Version 1.1.8
2 answer(s)
Corecode
Corecode
29 May 2014
please contact our tech support so we can resolve this
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Markoh
Markoh
25 May 2015
Try changing the suffix from ".mp4" to ".m4v"
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antoniong
27 June 2013
Does a good job. But subtitles are important and it works fine with external .srt. A pity MKV's with a subtitle track are (at the moment) not correctly converted. But at present it does a better job (subtitles) the Remux.
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Version 1.1.6
1 answer(s)
Corecode
Corecode
04 October 2013
what exactly concerning subtitles should be improved? subtitles internal to the MKV should be converted fine if you turn the feature on in the preferences...
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HansMueller4641
20 June 2013
works great for converting my MKVs for viewing on my AppleTV, PS3 and iPad
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Version 1.1.5