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Although Matroska (MKV) offers lots of advantages in terms of future extensibility, which could eventually make it the standard multimedia container format, at present it is not fully supported by Windows and many media devices. To solve this issue, you may want to convert MKV files into more conventional formats.
AVCWare MKV Converter can help you solve this problem by allowing you to convert from MKV into practically all available formats. Using this program is very easy, and even more so if you are already familiar with other converters. It all starts with creating a list of files to convert. Then, you get to select independent conversion profiles for each of the elements on the list. To make this selection easier, the program provides a list of target profiles based on their compatibility with such devices as iPod, PSP, Xbox and Zune. In addition, you will also be able to customize further parameters, but that should be unnecessary most of the time. If you want, you can preview the videos and take snapshots of your favorite frames. After doing this, you will be ready to start converting. Since this program supports modern hardware, it takes advantage of multi-processor systems to provide faster conversion.
In general, AVCWare MKV Converter is specifically intended for MKV source files. In this respect, this is a limitation because you will probably find other converters supporting MKV within a much wider range of formats (even for free). The trial version only converts the first three minutes of every video, and what is worse, you will have to be careful while installing this application or it will change your browsers’ homepage and default search engine.
- It is easy to use
- It allows batch conversion
- It allows previewing the videos
- It supports a wide range of output formats
- Prompts to change the default search engine and the homepage upon installation
- Too specific: only converts from MKV, not even into the said format