Please help. VLC media player won't convert my mkv files.

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meneeq
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Please help. VLC media player won't convert my mkv files.

Post by meneeq » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:46 pm

Hey everyone, thank you in advance if you can help me. I recently got a bunch of my DVDs turned in to mkv files, and they all play just fine on my vlc media player. However, I'd like to convert them to mp4 so I can use them on other media players. I followed the instructions on several sites to convert them to mp4 files... But when I finish the steps and vlc is supposed to start converting, nothing happens. A few days back when I first tried it, the process started and it created a file, but the file doesn't work. Now, nothing happens, no error messages, nothing. Is there any one that can help?

Woodstock
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Re: Please help. VLC media player won't convert my mkv files

Post by Woodstock » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:54 pm

VLC is a player. It is not intended to convert files from one format to another.

Handbrake (from handbrake.fr) is a transcoder that can convert from MKV to MP4.

Oh, and this site isn't the support site for either one...
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

Romansh
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Re: Please help. VLC media player won't convert my mkv files

Post by Romansh » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:37 pm

Woodstock wrote:VLC is a player. It is not intended to convert files from one format to another.
Actually it can. Whether it's advisable to use in a case when you won't be using VLC to stream the output is another matter.

tvman802
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Re: Please help. VLC media player won't convert my mkv files

Post by tvman802 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:49 pm

Go Handbrake.
It does a great job and has some handy presets.

RichardFoster
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Re: Please help. VLC media player won't convert my mkv files

Post by RichardFoster » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:13 pm

I spent a few hours tuning all the equipment but nothing worked. I already thought to give up this idea, but I realized that I just had an old version of this player installed, I just updated the version from this site [link removed] And after a few minutes of setup everything started to work and I'm very happy. I hope my experience will be useful to someone.

[non-official download sites can be dangerous]

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