How to Convert H.264 MKV Files to MP4 Without Re-encoding (Mac) [Easier]

Posted April 8, 2012 at 8:03pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 95912 views

These are instructions on how to convert H.264 MKV files to MP4 without re-encoding using MP4Tools for Mac.

Following this procedure will save you lots of time and prevent video quality degradation if you need video in mp4 format for playback through iTunes, the Apple TV, or your iOS device.

Step One
Download MP4Tools from here and copy the application to your Applications folder.

Step Two
Launch MP4Tools from your Applications folder.

Step Three
Click Open, select your mkv file, and click Open again.

Step Four
Ensure that your video and audio tracks are selected. If your video is H.264 you will not need to re-encode the video so select Pass Thru from the video section. If the audio is aac you will not need to re-encode the audio so you can select Pass Thru from the audio section. If it is NOT aac then select AAC from the audio section.

Step Five
Click convert to begin creating your MP4 file.

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gmcmoz - August 9, 2012 at 6:39pm
man thanks i have like 3 big ass mkv files just chilling on my desktop i would love to watch them on my ps3 or xbox. i will try this later today
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