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Software to convert .mkv movie to .avi

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  1. Casheti

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    Anybody know of such software?
     
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    Virtual dub should be able to do the trick.
     
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    Depends on the codecs he has installed. It doesn't play nice with some codecs and splitters, without some additional tweaking, that is.
     
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    That argument goes no matter what program you use, you'll need the right codecs. Just get the Matroska codec and convert at will :)
     
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    Never mind I'm a n00b.

    I found out the software I use to convert DVD's supports .mkv

    Sorry :)

    How do I join 2 .mkv's though?
     
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    Windows Movie Maker, perhaps?
     
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    Don't ever say that ever again..

    EVER!

    Windows Movie Maker is a pile of $%^&+

    I've used it before and at like 21% it just randomly stops saving the movie :confused:

    Did that on XP too.
     
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    That's funny, I've never had a problem with Windows Movie Maker.


    But then again, I took classes. And I aced a video editing course, so... I might just know how to use it better :p.

    Theoretically, you should be able to import the two clips into a movie editor, and then render a giganto movie afterwords.
     
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    Lol, i was a first timer to movie maker, learnt how to use it myself (not even a tutorial), and i have not had any problems with it, besides the random crash or two :p.
     
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    That's the kind of shit you can expect from Windows software.
     
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    Usually I use MovieJoiner for my .avi movies but this one I got was compressed with the x264 codec, and hence isn't .avi
     
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    Lol, one or two crashes?

    Thats pretty good IMO. Btw, that was with the first movie maker. Since ive used it in SP2 and Vista, i havent had one crash :).
     
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    On XP my movie maker crashed like every few minutes. Had to keep saving my projects in case it blew up again.

    And on Vista?? Well... I just don't use it.
     
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    Wow that sucks. What codec pack were u using? (The DivX codec pack SUCKS on Vista....the Vista codec pack is a lot better :))
     
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    CCCP codec pack.
     
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    mkv files are very nice, i wish my pvr supported them. MKV can support multi language and subtitles on or off,

    I had downloaded Gundam wing endless walts and i used to convert it to avi, i used jet audio pro. i think it can merge files also,
     
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    If I could join the 2 .mkv's it came in, I could convert them to DVD.

    MovieJoiner says it supports .mkv but the stupid thing doesn't seem to want to work :confused:
     
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    well, i am not 100% sure,

    i would say go torrent it and try it and see, it's a nice program imho and i use it a lot, but not to convert mkv files. I have only used it 2 times for that, but i want to say it had the option of merging two files
     
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    Merging you say?

    Oooo, I'll try it.
     
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    You're trying to convert to DVD, Cash? convertxtodvd will do mkv files, but you have to remove the subs from the mkv with mkvtoolnix and mkv wizard (wizard is just a GUI for toolnix), then you can just manually add the subs in convertxtodvd. Convertxtodvd also joins the movies together by default, just like a chapter break. I have a few tips and tricks, as I convert a good bit of Anime to DVD and such. PM me if you need help.

    Oh, and I suggest sticking with the CCCP. It's much less likely to have conflicts than the Vista Codec Pack.
     
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    VLC media player

    cant remember the last time i installed any codecs :)
     
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    Won't help him convert to DVD tho. lol And if you watch any fan-subbed anime, it doesn't display certain formats of subtitles properly.

    Don't get me wrong tho, it's a great player. I still use it a lot myself. It's just not for everything or everyone.
     
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