An MKV file, also known as Matroska Video file is a video container, and also provides support for an unlimited number of audio, picture and subtitle tracks. Due to its support for descriptions, cover arts, ratings and chapter points, MKV is mostly seen as a carrier for HD online video. With numerous video formats available out there, it’s not video file that carries your desired video extension. Therefore, you need an application that can help you convert these video files to your preferred format.
This utility enables you to convert any unprotected multimedia file, including Blu-ray and DVD to MP4 or MKV file format. You can get started by specifying the video file or folder that contains the videos you want to convert, then you can select the file you want to process from the “Title” drop-down menu. You can then proceed to choose the output settings based on your devices (iPods, Apple TVs, Android tablets and more), specify the output format, configure the video quality and codec, framerate, and edit the encoder options.
You can preview the video you want to convert, apply various video filters, and encode SRT subtitles files or the subtitles embedded in the media. All in all, the application enables you to easily convert different media formats to MP4 or MKV format that is compatible with your device.
HandBrake for Mac is licensed as freeware for Mac OS operating system. It is in video converters category and is available to all software users as a free download.