How to Convert MKV to MPEG4 Freely

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions


1. Play MKV on Device+
  1. 1.1 Top MKV Player
  2. 1.2 Play MKV on Mac
  3. 1.3 Play MKV on Apple TV
  4. 1.4 Play MKV on Samsung TV
  5. 1.5 Play MKV on Sony TV
  6. 1.6 Play MKV on LG TV
  7. 1.7 Play MKV on PS3
  8. 1.8 Play MKV on Xbox One
  9. 1.9 Play MKV on Xbox360
  10. 1.10 Play MKV to iPhone
  11. 1.11 Play MKV to iPad
  12. 1.12 Play MKV on iPod
  13. 1.13 Play MKV on Android Phone
  14. 1.14 Play MKV in VLC
  15. 1.15 Play MKV in Windows Media Player
  16. 1.16 MKV Playback Issues in VLC
2. Convert MKV to Other Format+
  1. 2.1 Convert MKV to MP4
  2. 2.2 Convert MKV to MP4 on Mac
  3. 2.3 Convert MKV to MP4 Online
  4. 2.4 Convert MKV to MP3
  5. 2.5 Convert MKV to Audio
  6. 2.6 Convert MKV to WMV
  7. 2.7 Convert MKV to M4V
  8. 2.8 Convert MKV to AVI
  9. 2.9 Convert MKV to AVI Online
  10. 2.10 Convert MKV to FLV
  11. 2.11 Convert MKV to DVD
  12. 2.12 Convert MKV to MOV
  13. 2.13 Convert MKV to iTunes
  14. 2.14 MKV to MOV Converter Online
  15. 2.15 Convert MKV to VOB
  16. 2.16 Convert MKV to DivX
  17. 2.17 Convert MKV to MPEG
  18. 2.18 Convert MKV to MPEG2
  19. 2.19 Convert MKV to MPEG4
  20. 2.20 Convert MKV to XviD
  21. 2.21 Convert MKV to 3GP
  22. 2.22 Convert MKV to M2TS
  23. 2.23 Convert MKV to AVCHD
  24. 2.24 Convert MKV to H264
  25. 2.25 Convert MKV to TS
  26. 2.26 Convert MKV to VCD
  27. 2.27 Convert MKV to AC3
  28. 2.28 Burn MKV to DVD
  29. 2.29 Burn MKV to Blu-ray
  30. 2.30 Convert MKV to SWF
3. Convert Other Format to MKV+
  1. 3.1 Convert MP4 to MKV
  2. 3.2 Convert MP4 to MKV on Mac
  3. 3.3 Convert MP4 to MKV Online
  4. 3.4 Convert M4V to MKV
  5. 3.5 Convert WMV to MKV
  6. 3.6 Convert MOV to MKV
  7. 3.7 Convert DVD to MKV
  8. 3.8 Convert M2TS to MKV
  9. 3.9 Convert AVI to MKV
  10. 3.10 Convert Bluray to MKV
  11. 3.11 Convert FLV to MKV
  12. 3.12 Convert AVCHD to MKV
  13. 3.13 Convert OGM to MKV
  14. 3.14 Convert MTS to MKV
  15. 3.15 Convert WTV to MKV
  16. 3.16 Convert VOB to MKV
  17. 3.17 Convert RMVB to MKV
  18. 3.18 YouTube to MKV
4. Edit MKV & Other Tips+
  1. 4.1 Extract Subtitles from MKV
  2. 4.2 Add Substitles to MKV
  3. 4.3 Add SRT to MKV
  4. 4.4 Compress MKV Video
  5. 4.5 Reduce MKV File Size
  6. 4.6 Cut MKV Files
  7. 4.7 Edit MKV Metadata
  8. 4.8 MKV No Sound
  9. 4.9 MKV Video Player for Android
  10. 4.10 MKV Converter for Mac
  11. 4.11 Free MKV Converter
  12. 4.12 MKV Player Mac
  13. 4.13 2D to 3D MKV Converter
  14. 4.14 Remux MKV
  15. 4.15 MKV Encoder
  16. 4.16 Convert MKV to FCP Mac
  17. 4.17 Stream MKV to TV with Chromecast
  18. 4.18 Import MKV to iMovie
  19. 4.19 Windows DVD Maker MKV
  20. 4.20 Convert MKV to MP4 with HandBrake Alternative

Cases are that you have an amazing video that can’t play on Apple devices or other players that require MPEG4 as its default format, and then what would you do to play it on those alternate players without breaking the bank? Here’s the good news for you that MKV is an open source format, so it’s easy to convert and you can try the following 2 ways to convert MKV to MPEG-4 for free.

Part 1. Convert MKV to MPEG-4 using VLC

VLC, one of the top free video players that runs on Windows/Mac/Ubuntu, allows you to easily convert MKV to MPEG-4 within the player, following are the detailed steps. Of course, you need to get VLC ready on your PC first.

Step 1 Launch VLC, click Media and choose Convert / Save… of the main interface.

convert mkv to mpeg4

Step 2 Click Add… to add the MKV file you want to convert to VLC and click Convert / Save button at the bottom of the problem.

convert mkv to mpeg4

Step 3 Choose your desired output format in the drop-down bar beside Profile under Settings section, here select Video for MPEG4 720p TV/device or Video for MPEG4 1080p TV/device.

convert mkv to mpeg4

Step 4 Specify the file folder where you’d save the newly converted MPEG4 video in the Destination file, and click Start to proceed with MKV to MPEG4 conversion.

convert mkv to mpeg4

Actually, VLC media player plays MKV video files itself unless VLC error occurs. In that case, converting MKV to other formats via VLC would be a quicker way than to reinstall it.

Part 2. MKV to MPEG-4 Conversion via Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

If you want to adjust the video before conversion, which is usually not available in free programs such as VLC, you can give Wondershare Video Converter a shot. It enables you to adjust the saturation level, sharpen contrast and brightness, crop, trim, rotate the video, and even add a watermark to protect your hard work. What’s more, it excels in converting video formats at a 30X faster speed than most competitors without any quality loss.

Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) - Best Video Converter for Windows / Mac (Catalina Included)

  • Directly convert MKV to MPEG, MP4 to VOB (DVD-Video ), AVI, MOV and 1000+ other formats.
  • Burn MP4 to DVD disk to play with your DVD player at 30X fastest speed.
  • Optimized conversion presets for iDVD, iMovie, Final.
  • Edit videos with the advanced video editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, subtitles etc.
  • Download videos from YouTube and other 1000+ video sharing sites.
  • Supported OS: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7/8, and Windows 10 (32 bit & 64 bit), Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6
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How to Quickly Convert MKV to MPEG4 with Wondershare Software

Note that there’re Windows and Mac Version for your choice, make sure you’re downloading the right version for your PC. Follow the video tutorial or the steps below to learn how easy it is.

Video Tutorial: Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) - Convert MKV to MPEG4

Step 1 Launch Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate), then click Add Files in the top left corner of the primary interface or directly click and drag your MKV files from the storage folder over.

convert mkv to mpeg4 - add files

Step 2 Select MPEG4 from the pull down menu under Convert all files to > Video, don’t be scared by the options , you’ll find them powerful later.

convert mkv to mpeg4 - choose files

Step 3 Click Convert to start converting MKV to MPEG-4. Now your MKV file conversion is underway.

convert mkv to mpeg4 - start conversion

Step 4 If you want to do further editing, just click edit options below the chosen video and there’ll be a window pop up allowing you to do all kinds of adjustments and special effects.

convert mkv to mpeg4 - edit videos

Once the video conversion is done, you can send your video to your favorite mobile device via WiFi for anywhere entertainment. Plus, as new formats are released, Wondershare gives you an update to keep you stay forever current.

Part 3. MPEG-4 vs. MPEG-2

You might be confused at the difference between MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, don’t worry, we’ll make it clear in this part.

MPEG-2 is the older format that was first created for video encoding and DVDs back in the day, while MPEG-4 is created for mobile devices like phones and tablets, and also for streaming or downloading. It lets you watch a whole movie in a format that is only about 1 Gb in size, versus 5 or more gigs for an MPEG-2 video. MPEG-4 basically does this by tossing aside information that the compressing software deems not that important. That means you are losing data.

As you might guess, an MPEG-2 video is going to be much better in terms of video quality thanks to that huge size, but the truth is you’ll never notice the lost data if you’re watch movies on your phone. However, if you play movie on TV or through a projector, you must demand vide in high quality. That makes it important to find qualified video converter software to ensure high video quality after conversion. Undoubtedly, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is the best choice for you.

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