How to convert MKV/Matroska Video To AVI

By Christina Shaffer

A Matroska Video file is an open-source multimedia container that can include audio and video tracks and subtitles. The file format, however, is not compatible with the desktop video applications native to Windows 7. To view an MKV file on your computer, you can convert it to an AVI file, which is compatible with a variety PC programs such as Windows Media Player. Use a third-party video converter to complete the process.

Using Koyote Soft Free Video Converter

Step 1

Download and install Free Video Converter.

Step 2

Launch the video conversion program when the installation process is complete.

Step 3

Click the "Add Files" toolbar button and select the MKV file you want to import and convert.

Step 4

Select "AVI" from the "Output Format" menu at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5

Click the "File" tab, choose the "Configure Output Directory" option, and then select your preferred destination folder for the converted file.

Step 6

Click the "Convert Video" button. The MKV file will be converted to an AVI.

Using Aleesoft Free MKV Converter

Step 1

Download and install Aleesoft Free MKV Converter.

Step 2

Open Aleesoft Free MK Converter.

Step 3

Click the "New Task" button and select the "Add Files" option. Navigate through your folders and select the MKV file you want to convert.

Step 4

Click the "Profile" drop-down menu at the top of the screen and select your preferred AVI formatting option.

Step 5

Click the "..." button to the right of the "Output" field and select a destination folder for the converted file.

Step 6

Click the "Convert" button. The program will convert the MKV file to an AVI file and save it to your chosen output folder.

Using Dream Video Converter Ultimate

Step 1

Download and install Dream Video Converter Ultimate. As of time of publication, the software costs approximately $40.

Step 2

Open Dream Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 3

Click the "Add Videos" button in the upper-left corner of the toolbar, select your preferred MKV file and click the "Open" button.

Step 4

Click the "Output Format" drop-down menu, highlight the "Common Video" menu option and select "AVI" from the video format list.

Step 5

Click the "..." icon to the right of the "Output Folder" field and select a destination folder for the converted file.

Step 6

Click the "Start" button. The MKV file will be converted to an AVI and saved to your chosen output folder.

Tips & Warnings

  • Software Requirements:
  • DirectX 9.0 or later
  • Please install the latest Matroska codec pack for the mkv splitter filter
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