How to Use VLC to Convert MKV to MP4 Video

Published on by Chris King

A tutorial teaches you how to convert MKV to MP4 video with VLC.

How to Use VLC to Convert MKV to MP4 Video
As we know, VLC usually works as a media player and a free video converter as well. If you want to convert MKV to MP4 for playback more conveniently, you can try it. Don't know how to? In this article, we will show you how to use VLC to convert MKV to MP4 with the best quality.

Step-by-step guide: How to Use VLC to Convert MKV to MP4 Format

1. Ensure VLC has been installed to your computer and launch it. Make sure it's fully functional before attempting to convert your videos.

2. Add files- to do this, click on "file" from the menu bar and then "add" to allow you import files.

3. Next, you should click "convert/save" to open up a window that will clearly indicate where the files have come from and the folder to save to after conversion. Give the folder a suitable name.

4. Lastly, you can click on the "start" button which will begin the conversion process and they will be saved to the folder you selected.

Editor's Note: Although VLC is shipped with all the necessary codecs, you still may have some troubles while converting videos like unsupported video codec, slow conversion process, etc. One of the solution is to try installing a codec pack; alternatively you can turn to a professional video converting tool like Brorsoft Video Converter.

Being tested with more than 10,000 video files, Brorsoft Video Converter is assured of a stable, easy-to-use yet fast video converting tool for you. With it, you can fast convert a wide range of UHD 4K, HD and SD videos as well as audios in any popular format like MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, XAVC, MTS, MXF, 3GP, VOB, AC3, MP3... with ultra-fast speed and zero quality loss. Besides, it supports 150+ presets for popular devices like the iPhone (including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6), iPad, Android devices, Windows-based tablets and game console, etc. With it, you can watch any media files on your mobile devices on the go.

Far more than a video conversion program, Brorsoft Video Converter also comes with a built-in video editor, with which, you can personalize and retouch your videos in clicks. You can: trim video into smaller segments; brand your video by embedding a watermark; add subtitles to MKV, AVI, MP4 in .srt or .sst format; Remove unwanted objects from video. If you are Mac users, please turn to the equivalent Mac version Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode media files on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks included).

Fastest Way to Convert MKV to MP4

Step 1. Import files

Launch the best MKV to MP4 Converter. Click on Add button to load files. You will have an easy time browsing through the computer to locate files to import.

Step 2. Select output format

Click Format bar and select MP4 as the output format from Common Video list. If you prefer high definition video, you can choose "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" from the "HD Video" list.

Step 3. Begin conversion

When you click the "Convert" button, the process of converting MKV to MP4 will begin in earnest and it will be very fast.

P.S. If you want to learn more MP4 tips and tricks, please check here.

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