change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

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pjd813
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change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

Post by pjd813 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:11 pm

What is the best way to change an .mkv file to an .mp4 file just changing the file type and not changing the quality of the file?

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Re: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

Post by rollin_eng » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:00 pm

You can’t do this with HB.

Try ffmpeg.

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Re: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

Post by JohnAStebbins » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm

HandBrake can't do this. You want a "remuxer". ffmpeg can do this. But keep in mind that the mp4 container does not support all stream types that mkv does. So some tracks may not be compatible and would have to be dropped or converted. Also some stream types that *are* supported by mp4 *are not* supported by many mp4 players. So depending on your target playback environment and the type of tracks in your source mkv, you may need to convert some tracks anyway.

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Re: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

Post by Jasmer » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:10 pm

My intended viewing is via iTunes/Apple TV

I'm looking for a macOS app with this function:

1. open mkv
2. uncheck unwanted audio tracks
3. select m4v as output
4. convert (just a simple convert, with no transcoding, thereby avoiding quality loss)

Any thoughts on this on this workflow?
http://www.ffmpegx.com ?

Thanks,

Jas

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Re: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

Post by Jasmer » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:21 pm

Re: http://www.ffmpegx.com
The last update on this was 2011. I doubt it is 64bit and thereby incompatible with the upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15

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Re: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

Post by rollin_eng » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:40 pm


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Re: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

Post by Jasmer » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:52 am

Thanks rollin_eng,

Works perfectly.

Jas

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