Monday, February 15, 2021

How To Convert MKV to MP4 Using VLC Media Player

MKV is an open standard video file format that supports high-quality videos. It has become the most popular video file when compared to MP4, AVI, and, MOV. It also supports many audio and video codecs which shows its flexibility.

You need to know that MKV comes under Matroska which can hold several audio, video, and pictures in a single file.

Even Windows 7 won't support MKV format. If you're a Windows 10 user, you're good to play this type of file.

If you're trying to play MKV videos on LCD/LED/Smart TV via USB, your TV won't support this video format. You'll see the message as an "Unsupported file".

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If you would like to watch the MKV video on your TV, you should first convert MKV to MP4 format. There is no need to download third-party video converter programs to perform the conversion.

How to convert MKV to MP4 using VLC


  • .MKV video file.
  • Windows PC.
  • VLC Media player.

Conversion of MKV to MP4

Since we are not going to use any video converter, download the VLC media player if not installed on your Windows PC. 

After installing the software,

  • Launch the VLC media player.
  • Go to Media > Convert/Save.

media to convert

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + R.

  • In the new window, tap on the Add button to insert the MKV file.

Add MKV file

You can add multiple MKV files for conversion.

  • Select one or multiple files in the explorer window.
  • To remove any file, choose the file and simply click on the Remove button.
  • After adding a file, click on the Convert/Save button.
  • On the Convert window, the profile should be Video - H.264 + Mp3 (Mp4) as shown below:

video conversion settings

  • Click the wrench icon.
On the Profile edition window,

  • Choose MP4/MOV under the Encapsulation tab.

Encapsulation VLC

Under the Video Codec tab,

  • Check the Video and Keep the original video track boxes.

Video codec VLC

Under the Audio Codec tab,

  • Check Audio and Original audio track boxes.

Audio codec VLC

  • Then hit the Save button.
We're now one more step to go to start converting the file.

On the Convert window,

  • Browse for the destination file. i.e choose a drive or location to save the MP4  file after conversion.

Choose destination to save

  • Give a specific name to the file and save it.

Note: Do not choose the same MKV file here to avoid overwriting. So, give a new name for the file.

  •  Finally, hit the Start button.

Within one minute, the conversion process will be completed even if the file size is more than 3 GB. The third-party MP4 converter will take at least 30 to 180 minutes to convert a video file.

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Using a VLC player is a quick way to convert MKV to MP4 with subtitles. After converting the file, copy it to your USB drive. Then play the movie on your LCD/LED/Smart TV and Enjoy watching!