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How to Convert AVI to MKV in Win (Windows 8)/Mac (Mavericks)

AVI and MKV are two popular video formats that are commonly applied in video files. The former is a typical video format that can contain high quality videos in small size. It can be played back on computer, game consoles, smart phones, tablets, MP4 player, MP5, PDA and so on. The latter is an open source container format which has powerful compatibility and high quality that can be played back on many devices, mainly for HD media player devices like Asus, Samsung, LG, Sharp LED/LCD TVs and Sony PS3, Nokia N8, and much more.

Supposed you have hundreds of AVI files in your computer, and you may found that these AVI files actually took a lot of space. Therefore, it may be desirable to convert from AVI to MKV to save space and make a more streamlined digital video file. Then the thing is: how to convert AVI to MKV. Here Video Converter is being strongly recommended to you to help you transform your AVI files to MKV easily and quickly. If you are using Mac, turn to the Video Converter for Mac. Now get it and follow the guide below to convert AVI to MKV with several clicks.

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How to Convert AVI to MKV on Win/Mac with Ease

Here are the steps to convert AVI video files to MKV format with Xinfire Video Converter for Windows. The steps to convert AVI to MKV on Mac are almost the same. Just make sure you’ve downloaded the right version according to your needs.

 

Step 1. Load AVI Video Files to the App

Download, install the app, run it and simply click Add Files to the app and remember you can import multiple files at once for this program support batch conversion.

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Step 2. Select MKV as the output format

Click Output Format and choose MKV as the format of the output video files. Click the output path to specify a destination folder to save the converted video files.

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Step 3. Begin to convert AVI to MKV

Click Start to begin converting AVI to MKV.

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Learn More about AVI Video Format

What is AVI?

AVI is a video format developed by Microsoft in November 1992 as a part of windows technology. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, although these features are seldom used. Most AVI files also use the file format extensions developed by the Matrox OpenDML group in February 1996. These files are supported by Microsoft, and are unofficially called “AVI.

Pros of AVI:

AVI is a typical video format that can contain high quality videos in small size. It can be played back on computer, game consoles, smart phones, tablets, MP4 player, MP5, PDA and so on. AVI usually has a low requirements for hardware, therefore, it can be played back well with older portable media players. If your device is not the latest or the hardware not that developed, you may choose AVI as the output video format.

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