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

Why need to convert MKV to AVI files? MKV (Matroska Video) is a container format that contains several audio, video, subtitle tracks in one file and it has been an accelerating trend that MKV is used to carry HD movies. However, only the players that equipped with Combined Community Codec Pack that downloaded from Matroka can play MKV files without hassles on your computer. If you have some MKV movies on computer, you may want to convert MKV to AVI so that you can play the video files on your Creative Zen, Blackberry, Sandisk Sansa, ios devices etc.

For converting MKV to AVI, you need a video converter tool. CloneDVD MKV to AVI Converter can fulfill your task. With it, you can convert MKV to AVI and all other popular video formats, such as WMV, MPEG4, MP4, FLV, 3GP, ASF, MKV, M2TS, MTS, etc., with extremely fast speed and super-high quality.

Notice: This Video Converter is developed for running on Windows-based computer (Windows 8 included). If you are Mac user who also want to convert MKV files to AVI with ease, CloneDVD Video Converter for Mac is a good choice.

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How to convert MKV to AVI files in Windows

The screenshots in the tutorial below are taken from the MKV to AVI converter for Windows. The procedures to convert MKV video to AVI on Mac are similar to the Windows one. Remember to download the one that suitable to your PC OS.
Step 1. Add MKV Files to the MKV to AVI Converter
Click “Add File” icon on tool tar to browse your hard drives and load the MKV videos you want to convert. You can feel free to add MKV files as many as you wish and merge some or all of them into one AVI.

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Step 2. Choose AVI as the Output Format
Click the pull-down list on the right of Output Format option. Choose AVI from the HD Video list. And as a standard video converter you can also use it to convert video formats between MKV, WMV, AVI, 3GP, MPEG, MOV, FLV, etc. to play on other popular mobile devices.

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Step 3. Edit Output Files (Optional)
This is an optional step. If you need to customize your output video or audio files, click the Set icon on the right side of the file. In the window that comes up, you can reset the Codec, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channel, as well as Video/Audio Bitrate, etc. you can also click the “Clip” and “Edit” button on the right side of the file to edit videos by clipping, cropping, adding subtitles, watermark and adjusting Brightness, Hue, Saturation as well as Contrast.

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Step 4. Specify “Output Path” to Preserve the Converted AVI Videos
Step 5. Convert MKV to AVI
Click “Start” when everything is set and then the MKV to AVI conversion will be completed automatically for you.
 
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Extended Knowledge
MKV, a new video and audio container format, is similar to AVI, one of compression formats, which can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file, but with several new features like support for OGG audio, Variable Framerate Video. It aims to become the standard of multimedia container formats. Matroska (MKV) is an open standards project. This means for personal use it is absolutely free to use and that the technical specifications describing the bitstream are open to everybody, even to companies that would like to support it in their products.

AVI is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft, and it can hold both audio and video data in a file container that can synchronize to play audio and video. The AVI is derivative of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) which divides a file’s data into blocks, or “chunks”. The AVI file takes the form of a single chunk in a RIFF formatted file, which is then subdivided into two mandatory “chunks” and one optional “chunk”. AVI is supported by most portable devices and programs.