How to Convert M4V to MKV Quickly

Converting videos from one format to another one for the ultimate enjoyment shouldn't be a luxury, but a necessity. In this article, we'll cover converting M4V to MKV videos quickly and easily.

Generally, converting M4V to MKV, you can gain a better playing experience on PC, HDTV, or enjoy flexible playback on devices that support MKV other than M4V. If you don't understand any encoding or decoding techniques, converting videos can be a science work. Luckily, there're many video converters available on the market to cater for your needs. And here Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) is highly recommended due to its high quality, efficiency, and simplicity feature. With it, converting M4V videos to or from any format is just a piece of cake for you. Now let's walk through the detailed process, only 3 simple steps.

Part 1. How to Convert M4V to MKV with the Video Converter

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Steps to Convert M4V to MKV with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate:

Step 1 Load M4V files to the M4V to MKV video converter.

To import M4V files into the program, you can directly drag and drop them to the converter, or head to Convert tab and then select the Add Files button to add your M4V files. Batch conversion is supported so that you can import more than one media file into the program for converting.

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Step 2 Choose MKV as the output format.

To set your output format as MKV, here you can open Output Format format list and then choose MKV out of Format>Video. Note: If your original video is HD effect, you can also choose Format>HD>HD MKV.

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Step 3 Start the M4V to MKV conversion.

To kick off conversion, just hit the Convert button and let this video converter do the rest. It's highly efficient and the progress bar will show you the remaining time. After the conversion completes, you can enjoy the wide screen and sharp image in HDTV or your MKV players on the go.

M4V to MKV


  1. The parameters for audio or video file are freely adjustable for your more enjoyable playback experience, just click the Settings icon to access the setting window, you can set the bit rate, Frame rate, resolution, channel, etc. Meanwhile, this video converter also provides common editing functions, including cropping, trimming, effect, watermark, etc. For more details, pleaser refer to User Guide on Windows.
  2. With this program, you can enable the plug-in subtitles for your M4V videos if necessary. For details, please refer to how to add subtitles to the video.

Please watch the video tutorial to convert M4V to MKV:

Part 2. Extended Knowledge About M4V and MKV

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M4V is a standard file format for the popular Apple iPod devices. When you buy or download the movies, TV shows or music videos from iTunes, you'll find that they always carry the .M4V file extension and protected by Apple's FairPlay Pocliy. At present, the bought M4V files can only support playback on iTunes and iOS device like iPod, iPhone, iPad with the authorization.

M4V to MKV converter

MKV, an open standard multimedia container format, can hold an unlimited number of audio, video, picture or subtitle tracks in one file. It's intended to act as a common format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Now you see it widely used in HD videos, and can be easily streamed over on the Internet due to its relatively small file size.

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