Converting MKV files to MP4 for Backup on Seagate Portable Drive

“I have been looking for a while and I’m still at a loss of the best way to convert an HD movie in MKV format to MP4 for playback on my PlayStation 3 from seagate portable device. I have tried HandBrake, but it seems to crash halfway through all the files I’ve tested so far. Also, if at all possible, I’m looking for something free that will work with Windows 10.” – Jessica

Part I: Convert MKV to MP4 for Seagate Portable Drive Use Pavtube No.1 Software

There is no gainsaying that people have the same problems as the fellows above and cannot play MKV videos on iPhone, iPad, PS3, Xbox, etc from Seagate Portable Drive. On this occasion, it is advisable to get a tool available for Windows 10 to convert your MKV files to MP4 since MP4 format is the most widely used in Apple devices and is the only format playable on PS3, PS4, Xbox from Seagate Portable Drive. Here, for Mac and Windows users, I recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate and Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. Here is review.

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the best video transcoding solution for Windows users to rip and backup Blu-ray/DVD movies, transcode H.265/HEVC, TiVo, MXF, MOV, M4V, and other HD videos to regular H.264 MP4, AVI, MKV, etc and to devices, like iPad, iPhone, Android phones, Windows phones, game consoles, HD media players, and more.

This Ultimate Converter can help you to remove Blu-ray/DVD region lock as well as batch convert HD/SD videos in multiple format like FLV, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, VOB, MTS, M2TS, TOD, etc to playback on your deivces easily without any restriction.

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Step 1: Load MKV Video files to the program.

Start the program on your computer and click”Add Video/Audio” from”File”drop-down list to add the files you desire to convert to the application.

Tips: You can use “Merge into one file” to join multiple videos into one.

Step 2. Choose MP4 as Output Format

Choose “H.264 Video(*.MP4)” as the output format from “Format” > “Common Video”. If you’d like to generate HD MP4 videos, you can select “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”. You also can choose other formats as the final one if you have a need, such as iPhone, PSP, Samsung, etc.


1.You can click “Settings” to tweak the detailed video and audio encoding settings.

2. If you want to edit your videos, you can just hit the “Edit” to crop the black bar to make a full screen, apply special effects to the video, and add image or text watermark to your videos, etc. as you like.

Step 3. Start to Convert MKV Image to MP4

After all these have been prepared, just click the “Convert” button to begin the MKV to MP4 for Seagate Portable Drive conversion. After that, click Open to get the video clips for playing, editing or sharing them anywhere you like.

Also you can get Seagate Portable Drive to transcode videos for your device and sharing the MKV Movies at anytime.

Part II: How to convert MKV to MP4 for Seagate Portable Drive using VLC

VLC is a very exceptional software program that you can consider any time for converting your video files. It’s very fast, easy to use, very powerful and available for free. If you are irritated by advertisements, VLC does not have that and is immune to spyware attacks.

Step-by-step guide:

1. Ensure VLC has been installed to your computer and launch it. Make sure it’s fully functional before attempting to convert your videos.

2. Add files- to do this, click on “file” from the menu bar and then “add” to allow you import files.

3. Next, you should click “convert/save” to open up a window that will clearly indicate where the files have come from and the folder to save to after conversion. Give the folder a suitable name.

Lastly, you can click on the “start” button which will begin the conversion process and they will be saved to the folder you selected.


Among its many features, VLC is able to convert videos to any format as well as do streaming. You will always be privileged to use it for your conversion of MKV to MP4. You will not experience any problem to do with compatibility which is a plus for users. Besides the part one abovementioned feature, this Pavtube MKV to MP4 converter also supports to convert any SD or HD videos like convert AVI to MP4, convert FLV to MOV, convert MKV to FLV for uploading to YouTube, editing in iMovie, and playing on iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Blackberry, etc from Seagate Portable Drive.

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