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BklynHunger
Converting .mkv movie for DVD
on Sep 4, 2007 at 2:39:12 pm

I am trying to convert a .mkv movie on my mac G5 - it is in MKV format (matroska video file). I have only been able to view this movie by using the VLC player which a friend recommended to me as a good all around player which recognizes most formats. Now I am hoping to convert this mkv movie for dvd - i am using dvd studio pro but when i tried bringing it into compressor it did not recognize the file format in order to convert it into MMPEG2 & aac.

I am hoping to find a good conversion tool for my mac to keep the quality high and create either quicktime mov's or mpeg & aac - any suggestions people?

Ideally i would keep the quality at the highest possible for this almost 2 hour movie and then I think worry about compressing it for dvd using Compressor before bringing it into DVDSP.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Converting .mkv movie for DVD
on Sep 4, 2007 at 2:47:21 pm

Mac supported Players for .mkv
http://www.matroska.org/downloads/others.html

Windows supported Players
http://www.matroska.org/downloads/windows.html

Apparently the only tool on the Mac that can extract the file is made by them.
Look for link next to OS 10.4
http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/downloads.html


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Craig Seeman
Re: Converting .mkv movie for DVD
on Sep 4, 2007 at 2:53:38 pm

And you might want to check this out on Version Tracker. I find the Feedback/Comments reports entertaining and informative.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23606


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BklynHunger
Re: Converting .mkv movie for DVD
on Sep 4, 2007 at 5:36:29 pm

ok great thank you so much for taking the time to try to help me out - i will look into this stuff.
best
BK


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BklynHunger
Re: Converting .mkv movie for DVD
on Sep 4, 2007 at 6:10:45 pm

So i downloaded this thing called "MKVTOOLNIX 2" and i am totally lost now on this interface and how to make either .mov'x and / or mpeg2 & aac - ultimately i just want to burn this 2 hour mkv format movie using dvd sp or toast but it seems very complicated...any other advice?
thank you


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Craig Seeman
Re: Converting .mkv movie for DVD
on Sep 4, 2007 at 6:31:46 pm

Only thing I see resembling a tutorial
http://www.dvd-guides.com/content/view/157/59/
If you've read the Version Tracker comments or the ones under this tutorial, you're not the only one who's frustrated.

If this is for a client, I'd charge them for the research! Someone handed you something in which only the codec developers has tools to work with it and their tools don't seem well supported or documented.


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BklynHunger
Re: Converting .mkv movie for DVD
on Sep 4, 2007 at 7:42:10 pm

I also just tried this app - MoKgVm2DVD which makes .avi & ac3 but which dont seem to play / open in quicktime - i though i had it but alas no luck - unfortunately its for a personal project so i cant bill thw research and work - thanks again for your time and help - you rock
best
Bk


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