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How to Convert MKV to MP4

I’m so freaking pissed. I’ve been trying to convert a 720p MKV video file to a 720p MP4 file on Mac with no video quality loss. I’ve been trying to do this for almost a week with no luck. Isn’t there a program that I can just drag the file onto, set it to MP4 and get my file with no quality loss? – From www.

We Cannot play MKV files videos on an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, or a variety of other players or edit them in iMovie. MKV files are unsupported by those portable devices. So you could convert MKV files to MP4, because the MP4 format is supported by your Apple stuff as well as Sony PS3, Xbox. Anyway.

To convert MKV to MP4 for playing them in your iPad, Xbox or other portable devices. This article introduces a step by step guide for MKV to MP4 conversion with CloneDVD Video Converter for Mac, which could help you convert MKV to MP4 on Mac at blazing speed while keeping high output quality. If you are using Windows, please turn to the Video Converter for Windows version. See more below.

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How to convert MKV to MP4 with CloneDVD Video Converter for Mac

Step 1. Download and install CloneDVD Studio Video Converter for Mac
Step 2. Load MKV video to the MKV to MP4 converter. Directly drag and drop the MKV files to the converter, or click the “Add Files” menu on the middle of the main interface.
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Step 3. Specify output format as MP4. If you want to use the converted MP4 files on iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Sony, iMovie, HTC etc. you can directly choose the device or app listed on the right top of the main interface. Here we specify iPhone4.
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Step 4. Start to convert MKV to MP4. Click “Convert” button to start converting your MKV to MP4 on Mac. After the conversion, you could play mp4 files in your devices.

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MKV, abbreviate for Matroska Video, is a popular format for online video distribution (particularly through BitTorrent networks and all). It is an open and free container format. One of its advantages is that it can keep a number of video, audio, picture subtitle components in just one file and can be used both online and on Windows-based computers. But MKV files are not recognizable by Mac computers.


MPEG-4 is a collection of methods defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data. Uses of MPEG-4 include compression of AV data for web (streaming media) and CD distribution, voice (telephone, videophone) and broadcast television applications. MPEG-4 extends the earlier MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 algorithms with synthesis of speech and video, fractal compression, computer visualization and artificial intelligence-based image processing techniques.MPEG-4/MP4 (.mp4), MPEG AVC (.mp4), and H.264 (.mp4) is a format that provides compatibility for Macs and for use on mobile devices, such as iPods and cell phones.