Want to convert MKV without spending a dime? Feel hard to make a choice between desktop-based MKV converter software and free online MKV converter? Don't worry! Today the detailed comparison between desktop and online mkv converter will be given. Just choose the one you like to convert MKV video file.
Part 1: Free Online MKV Converters
Yes! I have introduced 5 best online free video converters recently. Actually you can employ one of them like Zamzar, Convert.Files, Clipconverter, etc. to convert your MKV video files online easily and conveniently. All of these online converters could recognize MKV files. You only need to import your MKV video from local disk or directly drag and drop if the function is allowed. Besides, you can even copy and paste your video URL.
When it comes to the supported output formats, you can choose to convert MKV to MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, and many more popular video formats. However, what I should point out is the conversion speed of online free MKV converter heavily depends on your internet connection. Besides, the feature of video settings adjusting is limited. You even get limitation on the file size of conversion files.
Part 2: Desktop MKV Converter Software - Leawo Video Converter
The biggest difference between desktop and online MKV converter is, you have no need to download and install the software if choosing the online MKV converter while you have to do that if choosing the desktop one. However, the desktop video converter will give you total control on your MKV video conversion thanks to its rich features. Besides, the conversion speed will never be affected by the internet connection.
Here the desktop MKV converter I introduce is Leawo Video Converter. The software could act as a MKV to MP4 converter, MKV to AVI converter, MKV to FLV converter, etc. to help you convert MKV files to video in 180+ formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, etc. It also offers you tons of options and tweaks to make sure all of your videos with best quality, just via adjusting video and audio parameters. The MKV converter can convert MKV video files very fast and there is no limit on the size of video you want to convert.
If you are curious about how to use this desktop-based MKV converter software, check out the tutorial below. Just get the MKV converter downloaded, installed and run on your Win computer, then walk through the guide. If you are Mac users, download and install the Mac version namely Leawo Video Converter for Mac for converting MKV video file on Mac.
Guide on how to convert MKV with Leawo Video Converter:
Step 1: Import source MKV video files
Kick off Leawo Video Converter to enter the main program interface, and click "Add Video" button on the sub-menu to load your source MKV video files. After loading, you could play back MKV video files, select subtitles and audio tracks from source MKV video files, add external subtitles to loaded MKV video files, edit loaded MKV video files, etc.
Step 2: Set output format
Click the drop-down box next to the "Add Photo" button. On the drop-down list, select "Change" option. Then on the popup Profile window, select a video format from "Format" column as output format. Alternatively, you can directly choose a device from "Device" column as output device.
Note: If you need, you could click the "Edit" button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.
Step 3: Convert MKV to other format
Click the big green "Convert" button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the "Convert" button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert MKV to other format immediately.
Video guide on how to use Leawo Video Converter:
Part 3: Desktop MKV Converter Software vs Free Online MKV Converter
In order to clearly show the differences between desktop MKV converter software here referring to Leawo Video Converter and 5 free online MKV converters, a comparison chart is made below.
|Features||Leawo Video Converter||Zamzar Online Converter||Convert.Files||ClipConverter||Bender Converter||Files-Conversion|
|Easy to use|
|Supported input file formats||
||Video: H.264, 3G2, 3GP, 3GPP, ASF, AVI, F4V, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MPG, MTS, RM, RMVB, TS, VOB, WebM and WMV||Video: 3GP, AMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MPG, MTS, RM, VOB and WMV||Video: 3G2, 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MPG, MTS, RM, RMVB, TS, VOB, WebM and WMV||Video: 3GP, AMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV, MP4, MPG, MTS, RM, VOB and WMV||Video:AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, SWF, WMV, DV, MOV, 3GP, DVD|
|Supported output file formats||
||H.264, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, F4V, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, RM, VOB, and WMV
||MP4, 3GP, AVI, MOV
||AVI, MOV, FLV, 3GP, MPG, WMV, MP4
||MP4, AVI, FLV, MPG, SWF, WMV, DV, MOV, 3GP, and VOB
|Adjust video and audio parameters like Video Frame Rate, Encoder, Bitrate; Audio Sample Rate, Channels, Encoder, Bitrate|
|Internal video player|
|Internal video editor||available, allows users to trim video length, crop video size, add watermark, and adjust video effect|
|Add 3D effects to 2D video|
|Extract audio from video file|
|Add subtitles and audio tracks|
|Supported OS||Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows10||all operating system||all operating system||all operating system||all operating system||all operating system|
|Limitation||None||convert up to 50 MB size||convert up to 250 MB size||convert up to 100 MB size|