Guide: convert MKV with subtitle to AVI
This guide will show you how to convert MKV file to AVI format and without loss its subtitle after being converted:
(Generally speaking, there are two types of MKV video with subtitle: plug-in or embedded). Here, we will try our best to give the most detailed and relatived information in order to help you to achieve your purpose by using MKV to AVI with Subtitle application, the following is a screenshot of its interface:
There are some basic softwares you need to install before your converting process:
- MKV to AVI with Subtitle (701 KB) – Download the program from the link and install it.
- MKV codec pack – Must be installed which includes Haali Media Splitter and FFDSHOW.
- DirectX 9.0 or Higher – You can download it from Microsoft official site.
and your computer should be configured to meet the requirements:
- 800Mhz CPU
- 128 MB of RAM
- 2G free space of hard disk
Now, let us talk about the steps and some skills of how to convert mkv with subtitle to AVI:
1. Choose the right video compressor:
Run MKV to AVI with Subtitle, click OPTION button, the program will popup a dialog window (which is used to select the options of the output file.) and select the “Video compressor” with “ffdshow video encoder”
2. Choose the right audio compressor:
In the OUTPUT OPTIONS to choose Microsoft ADPCM, MKV to AVI with Subtitle will work very stable if you choose it. Of course, you can also try to choose other audio compressors, however, most of them are not better than ADPCM. (As shown in above screenshot)
3. Set the parameters (or options) of the video compressor “ffdshow video encoder”:
If you click the “Setting” button right side of ffdshow video encoder in the Options dialogbox, it will not work. You have to manually set it in the following method:
Select the Windows menu Start->Programs->Combined Community Codec Pack->Filters->FFDShow VFW Codec Configuration->FFDShow VFW Codec Configuration. The default encoder is MPEG-4, XVID.
you may change FOURCC to DIVX, or DX50.
and we have tested the DIVX and XviD codecs, they both works very well and support subtitle conersion. (Of course, you can also choose other decoders, but we do not guarantee here)
Set Bitrate (kbps) in order to adjust the output file size in the “ffdshow video encoder configuration” window, The bitrate is bigger, the picture is clearer, but the output file is bigger:
4. Load a MKV file:
After you have select a MKV file from your local disk into the appliaction, then you will find two new icons will occur at the right bottom of your Windows desktop:
Right-click the Haali Media Splitter icon with your mouse, you can change an audio stream or subtitle:
Right-click the DirectVobSub icon, you may change an audio stream or subtitle, or configure audio/video decoder, or DirectVobSub filter settings.
5. Convert MKV with subtitle now:
When all above settings is ok, click the CONVERT botton to start the converting process.
# What is MKV file? you can read the following contents:
MKV stands for Matroska video, Matroska is the extensible open standard Audio/Video container, format MKV (Matroska Video) is an entirely free video format. More exactly it is about a container (from where the name Matroska, in reference to the Russian headstocks) making it possible to contain video (DivX, Xvid, RV9, etc), sound (MP3, MP2, AC3, Ogg, AAC, SDR, PCM), as well as subtitles (SRT, ASS, SSA, USF, etc) in the same file. Format MKV is based on a structure derived from XML, called EBML (Extensible Binary Meta Language).
Thus thanks to the Matroska format, it is in particular possible to fulfill functions of chapter, to create menus, to make research in the file, to select a sound source or to choose a subtitle.