What is difference between AVI and MKV?

What is difference between AVI and MKV?

AVI and MKV are not encoding formats, but are container files, i.e. basically wrappers for formatted video files. The main difference between the two comes not from the formats itself, but from the types of codecs used within the files. Both, AVI and MKV are file formats mainly used for playing videos with audios.

How do I convert an MKV file to AVI?

How to convert MKV to AVI with Movavi Video Converter

  1. Install the program on your PC or Mac. Once the installation file has been downloaded to your hard drive, open it and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Add MKV files to the program for encoding.
  3. Select the output format.
  4. Convert MKV to AVI.

Can Sony Vegas Pro Open MKV files?

Luckily enough, we can finally put away all of these workarounds, because Vegas Pro 17 added an experimental – yet mostly working – MKV reader feature that can be used to natively import MKV files directly into the timeline… as long as the video codec used is supported! … and that’s it!

Should I record AVI or MP4?

Both AVI and MP4 are suitable for YouTube, but MP4 does a much better job since it can be compressed without losing its video and audio quality. AVI has a better output resolution but has to be compressed to a smaller file size, which leads to loss of quality.

How do you edit MKV files?


  1. Launch MiniTool MovieMaker.
  2. Import your MKV file, and add this file to the timeline.
  3. Hang your mouse at the edge of the MKV file you want to trim to get the trim icon.
  4. Drag the icon forward or backward to trim it out.
  5. Save the timed MKV file.

How do I convert MKV to MP4 using handbrake?

Launch Handbrake and click Source > Open File and browse to the MKV file you want to convert.

  1. Select an output destination for the file as for the Output Settings, set the Container to MP4.
  2. Then you can tweak the quality and size of the final file too.

Does MKV lose quality?

If you only want to change the container from MKV to MP4, you usually don’t need to encode anything, you just change the “wrapping” around the video. This doesn’t lose quality, and it’ll be a much faster process.

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