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How Do I Convert Files To MKV?

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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 11 July 2014
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If you wish to convert files to MKV, then you are going to need some kind of computer program that will allow you to make this conversion. Depending on the types of files you are working on, you may need one or more program to convert the files. A bit of research can help point you in the right direction. The easiest way to convert files to MKV is to either use raw video files and use a program designed for making MKVs and save them together as an MKV, or use a file converter to turn individual files into individual MKV files.

An MKV file is a Matroska® video file, which is a type of video container file that is open source and free to use for general and private purposes. The name of these files is derived from the Russian wooden dolls that come in increasingly smaller sizes and can be placed one within another, so that the largest has the next smallest within it, which has the next smallest within it, and so on. These types of dolls are often sometimes called “babushka” dolls as well. The use of the name is intended to indicate the way that an MKV file works as a container for other video files.

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To convert files to MKV, you will need to either take a number of different video files and convert them together into a single MKV file or convert individual video files into individual MKVs. The nature of MKV files as a container means that the intended purpose of an MKV file is to allow someone to take numerous video files and compile them together into a single MKV file for easier playback and navigation. This means you can convert files to MKV by using short videos and creating a single MKV. Due to the formatting used in MKV files, you could even create separate chapters within the final file, as well as a menu and other tools for easy navigation.

You could also convert files to MKV on an individual basis and create a separate MKV for each video file. This may not take advantage of the file format as well as the previous option, but it would still work quite effectively. In either case, you will need a software program to allow you to convert files to MKV quickly and easily. These programs are often free to use or inexpensive, and can come with a number of different tools and options for use. You should be sure to only download such programs from a website you know and trust, and look for reviews of the product to see how well the features offered by the software really work.

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