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MKV2M4V

By BoHoon Kim

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Description

This app can convert MKV files to M4V (MP4/MOV) files. It is very fast because *it converts only audio tracks* but does not convert a video track (it just copy a video track). For the same reason, it can convert while preserving the original quality of the source video track. And if it has a SRT file, it is available to insert a closed caption.


Features

MKV, FLV files can be converted to M4V, MP4 or MOV. (Sandbox*)
• Also, it can use MKV2M4V as a simple media info app. And if the source video track's codec is supported in the m4v (mp4/mov) container, it can convert that.
• Following formats also can be dragged into the main window to open: mp4, m4v, mov, avi, ts, tp, trp, wmv, rmvb, mts, m2ts.
- If it drags the folder that includes 'BDMV', it will automatically search 'm2ts' files in 'BDMV'.

'Conversion-List' support.

'Queue' support.

'Audio Preview' support.

'Audio Preset' support.
• Audio for 'Mac', 'iOS Device', 'Apple TV'.
• It can use 'Mac' preset for the playback on 'iOS devices’/‘Apple TV' via the iTunes's 'Home Sharing'.

'Closed Caption' support. (Sandbox*)
• If it has a SRT file, it is available to insert a closed caption to the converted file. (up to 2).
• Source srt files should be in the same folder as the video file or in MKV2M4V’s the place to save.
• Source srt files should have a name like this; ‘videoFileName.srt’, ‘videoFileName*.srt’.
• Supported text encodings are UTF-8, UTF-16.

'Internal Subtitles Extraction' support.
• It currently supports only the internal subtitle that is recognized as 'SSA', 'ASS (Advanced SubStation Alpha)’, ‘SUBRIP’ type.

'Move to Trash' support.

'Log' support.

'Automator' support. (Sandbox*)

Audio
• Two audio tracks in the one source file can be used for the conversion with the 'Custom' mode.
- Depending on the supported audio codec of the video player app, the converted file with only AC3 audio tracks may be not played normally.
• It is available to add a second audio track encoded with AAC for the one source audio track.
• Pass-through option works only if the source audio codec is supported in the target's file format.
• It normalizes audio volume if it is not ‘Pass-through’.
• ALAC option only works with M4V or MOV file format.
• AAC option's bitrate is up to 320Kbps.

Video
• If the source video track is not H.264 codec, it may be not converted normally.
• The copied video track may be not supported on the OS-based media playback app or devices according to the H.264 settings of the source video track.
- For example, the video track with an 'yuv420p10le' (yuv420p 10-bit) pixel format is not supported on the OS-based media playback app or devices.
• If the video track has a wrong timestamp, it will attempt to repair it.
• Although repair it, the converted file’s video track can still have a wrong timestamp. In this case, it may be not compatible with 'OS-based media playback feature' and it requires the re-encoding of the video track. It can do this by other apps.

It can get more informations about these features at 'MKV2M4V Support'.

* Related to ‘Sandbox’
- As for ‘MKV2M4V’, if it opens not folders but video files, srt files should be in the following folders or its subfolders to use them automatically. If not, it should open it manually;
- As for ‘Add and Convert’ action, because ‘Automator’ doesn’t support ‘Sandbox’, video and subtitle files (folders) should be in (be) the following folders or its subfolders;
- Folders that once opened while the app is running, MKV2M4V’s the place to save.


※ MKV2M4V is a simple front-end to 'FFmpeg', 'MP4Box' licensed under the LGPLv2.1. Also MKV2M4V uses some dynamic libraries of 'FFmpeg' licensed under the LGPLv2.1. It can get more informations about 'FFmpeg' (http://ffmpeg.org), 'MP4Box' (http://gpac.wp.mines-telecom.fr/mp4box).

What's New in Version 1.3.0

• Requires OS X 10.9 or later.
• Improves the compatibility with the video track that encoded with H.264 codec and YUV420P pixel format.
• Replaces old four ‘Automator’ actions to ‘Add and Convert’ action.
- It can use this action like this; ‘Ask for Finder Items’ - ’Add and Convert’ - ’Reveal Finder Items’
• Supports closed caption up to two.
- Source srt files should follow the below rule related to ’Sandbox’.
- Source srt files should be in the same folder as the video file or in MKV2M4V’s the place to save.
- Source srt files should have a name like this; ‘videoFileName.srt’, ‘videoFileName*.srt’.
• Changes related to ‘Sandbox’
- As for ‘MKV2M4V’, if it opens not folders but video files, srt files should be in the following folders or its subfolders to use them automatically. If not, it should open it manually;
- As for ‘Add and Convert’ action, because ‘Automator’ doesn’t support ‘Sandbox’, video and subtitle files (folders) should be in (be) the following folders or its subfolders;
- Folders that once opened while the app is running, MKV2M4V’s the place to save.
• Enhances the feature that extracts internal subtitle into srt file. And it can select ‘subrip’ internal subtitle.
• Enhances the feature that adds closed caption.
• Adds the information section for target file.
- It can change the language for audio track or closed caption track at here.
- It can modify/delete title metadata at here if the source file has it.
• Normalizes audio volume if it is not ‘Pass-through’.
• Adds ‘.mov’ for target file format.
- If it selects ‘.mov’ format,
- A wider range of codes can be copied from the source file under unchecked ‘Add Chapter’ option,
- And some languages can't be set to the track's language by ffmpeg.
• Prevents sleep during converting.
• Shows badge during converting. It means the number of files that currently is converting or will try later.
• Updated FFmpeg.
• Updated MP4Box.

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Customer Reviews

Works great in Yosemite. This i my go-to App for quick conversions

This works great in Yosemite.

I love it that it can now include subtitles in the final file.

This is the best of the apps that convert the audio and container of video files to MP4 containers and audio compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV.

I like how I can see what types of video formats, audio formats, and subtitles are in video files - be it AVI, MP4, MKV, etc. It is easy to examine video files to see if they can play on the iPhone - e.g. if it has audio as AAC up to 160 kbps (otherwise it won't play).

It simply works great. Highly recommended.

The developer has improved this app over time. It is currently rock stable and the best of its class.

Yosemite un-friendly

Crashes on current MacOS…please fix!!

MKV2M4V
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Video
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2014
  • Version: 1.3.0
  • Size: 21.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: BoHoon Kim

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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