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

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

Posted April 8, 2012 at 8:03pm by iClarified · 169757 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.
How to Convert H.264 MKV Files to MP4 Without Re-encoding (Mac) [Easier]

Step Two
Launch MP4Tools from your Applications folder.
How to Convert H.264 MKV Files to MP4 Without Re-encoding (Mac) [Easier]

Step Three
Click Open, select your mkv file, and click Open again.
How to Convert H.264 MKV Files to MP4 Without Re-encoding (Mac) [Easier]

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

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

Step Five
Click convert to begin creating your MP4 file.
How to Convert H.264 MKV Files to MP4 Without Re-encoding (Mac) [Easier]

How to Convert H.264 MKV Files to MP4 Without Re-encoding (Mac) [Easier]
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stephen2
stephen2 - December 5, 2017 at 3:10am
if on windows use mkvtomp4 at www.videohelp.com/software/MkvToMp4 change the mkv/m2ts/mts to Mp4 without reconverting/transcoding video
stephen2
stephen2 - December 5, 2017 at 3:05am
Much of the software you guys are talking about will re-encode the video and audio thereby causing a little degradation in quality even at the highest settings. this tutorial is how to remove the audio and video from a mkv container and put it into a mp4 container. neither the video or audio needs to be re-encoded so no quality loss and it's done in about a minute and a half. I have used handbrake many times and it is great for encoding / re-encoding but it will not change container format without re-encoding WALTR also will transcode (re-encode) the file causing a little quality loss.
Forrest Law
Forrest Law - September 28, 2017 at 12:18pm
just try WALTR app from Softorino!!! and thank me later.
Shifflett Kristen
Shifflett Kristen - June 14, 2017 at 8:35am
This is freaking genius and you are a star! I used to convert mkv video to mp4 video with Acethinker Video Converter, free and works perfect. It is a cloud based software to convert videos without install any software in your device. Share it here as an alternative method.
lucylu
lucylu - May 3, 2017 at 8:36am
Well,I often use another tool called pavtube video converter to convert my .mkv files to mp4. Its just a right H.264 MKV video converter which can fully meet my needs. It can convert all kinds of MKV files including H.264 MKV to MP4. And it supports NVIDIA CUDA acceleration. So fast and easy.
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