Free Software To Convert MKV Files To MP4 For Playback On The Surface

Recently, some forum users are seeking for free software to help them convert MKV files to MP4 videos then play on their Surface. This post will settle all difficulties for all of you.

What is MKV? And Why Convert MKV to MP4?

The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard, free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. Matroska aims to become the standard of multimedia container formats. We find that many popular devices or media players refuse to play some MKV files, for example, some friends told us that MKV can’t be played on Surface and some also failed to play MKV on VLC media player, even their official sites claim that MKV is in the supported format list. In a word, MKV still can’t measure up to MP4 in terms of compatibility.

In another way, MKV file always has a large size and sometimes you may need a smaller size video format to transfer your video files more easily and smoothly. So converting MKV to MP4 will be a good choice when you fail to play the file on Surface, iPad Pro, iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, etc, or you just want to reduce video size. To get all jobs done, a MKV to MP4 converter is necessary.

A professional converter will never let you down called Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate – which can easily convert MKV to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, and other hundreds of video formats. Moreover, this smart application allows you to adjust video parameters including V/A codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, audio channels, and more. The feature-rich software also works as a video editing tool, you can trim video length, crop video black bar, merge several parts into one, split one large movie into several parts for uploading to Youtube, etc. See more details here.

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Quick Guide to Convert MKV to MP4 for Surface

Step 1. Launch MKV Converter and import MKV files

Double click app icon to launch the program. You have to firstly import MKV videos for converting into the file list by clicking "File" >"Add audio/video" button. Check one of them and click Play button to preview it. You can add multiple files to save your time as this program supports batch conversion.

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Step 2. Select output format

Now let’s set output settings: click Format bar and select any MP4 format you like as output profile in the expand format list. Then click the small folder icon to determine Destination folder for the converted MP4 files.

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Tip 1: You can also configure the parameters like resolution, frame rate, encoder and bit rate for video, and sample rate, channel, encoder and bit rate for audio and save it as your own profile.

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Tip 2: Edit MKV files if you want

Click "Edit" on the menu to trim, split, crop, append special effects or add subtitles, add watermarks to your video.

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Step 3. Start converting MKV to MP4

The program supports batch conversion so you could check all the files you want to convert in the file list and finally click the big Convert button to start the conversion. Generally speaking, you can get an .MP4 file of 1G within a few minutes. Once the conversion stops, click Open to locate the generated file.Now you can transfer the converted file to your Surface for enjoyment on the move.

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