MPEG is a video file format that has been around for over 30 years which is a family of digital video compression standards and file formats. MPEG generally produces better-quality video than competing formats, such as Video for Windows, Indeo and QuickTime. There are several MPEG video formats that are all standardized and these include MPEG-1 which is an initial video and audio compression standard. MPEG-2 compared with MPEG-1 has better quality of coding. MPEG-3 is used for audio compression, and MPEG-4 was created to stream DVD quality videos at smaller file sizes. Although MPEG videos are usually of very high quality, this may result in a low compression ratio or a larger file size. This can be a problem if you are trying to be efficient in your storage space. Larger files also tend to take longer to open hence conversion to a different file format can be ideal in this situation. There is a high chance that you might have come across MKV videos as these are highly popular. This is because the MKV format is capable of holding an unlimited number of video, audio tracks, and subtitles. Lossless quality video is also retained by this video format and the processing time is greatly reduced. What is more is MKV video is free and open and it is widely supported by many media players. Conversion from MPEG to MKV video is possible, and a variety of software tools can do it. Let us look at that.
Part 1: Convert MPEG to MKV with Leawo Video Converter
Leawo Video Converter is a professional video and audio converter that has continuously been one of the best programs that works with files of almost any kind, over 180+ formats. Quality is very important when doing a conversion job, and you can retain 100% of the original quality when converting. If not, download and install the program which is available for both Windows and Mac OS. The steps below apply for both Windows and Mac OS. Other bonus features of this software are a user-friendly interface, multi-language support, and 2D-3D conversion for video files. This software is available for download on Windows and for Mac OS so you do not have to worry about compatibility.
Step 1: Import your MPEG video file(s). Leawo Video Converter is integrated into Leawo Prof. Media on both operating systems, and it has 8 modules. Click “Video Converter” from the main interface, and when you launch the module, click “Add Video”. For your convenience, you can also drag your video file(s) right into the application.
Step 2: Subtitles and audio tracks. As soon as you import your video file(s), you will instantly see the drop down menus of the subtitle and audio track. Click the corresponding drop down menu, all of which have tick boxes if you wish to make any changes before moving to the next step.
Step 3: Selecting MKV from the profile menu. Just before the green “Convert” button, you will see a button (by default its labeled as “MP4 Video) which changes depending on the profile selection. Click it and from the drop down menu, select “Change”. Next you click “Format”, then under “Common Video” find and click “MKV”.
Step 4: Start conversion. Click the green “Convert” button. Once clicked, a small sidebar will pop up. Please set a directory under “Save to” box for containing the output files. Click the “Convert” button at the bottom of sidebar, which is shown above, to start conversion process.
Video editing (optional step). You can fiddle around with the advanced video editor, which is also very easy to edit video. As said earlier, there are a handful of tools you can use, like cropping, trimming, watermarking, conversion of 2D videos to 3D videos and much more. To enter this menu, click the video editing icon on the video you wish to edit, choose your settings and click “OK” when you are done with this menu.
Part 2: Convert MPEG to MKV with Any Video Converter
AnyVideo converter is another software that can be used for video conversion, and it also supports MPEG and MKV video files. However, for higher quality videos, you will have to buy the ultimate version of this software which may not be good if you are very concerned about the video quality. The ability to edit the video clips is also only available on the ultimate version. This software is available on both Windows and Mac OS. To convert your videos by using this software, download install and launch it.
Step 1: To import the F4V video files(s), click “Add Video(s)” to begin the process.
Step 2: Setting the output. Since AnyVideo converter does not allow you to edit the videos on the free version of the software, proceed to click the drop down list with the output profiles, in this case select MP4 video.
Step 3: Once you have finished with the settings, set your output destination then click “Convert now!” to start converting your videos.
Part 3: Convert MPEG to MKV with MediaCoder
With MediaCoder, you get robust transcoding features for nearly all popular video formats. The software allows for conversions between across a variety of audio and video formats. This software also provides you with complete control over each codec's parameters, with everything adjustable and configurable according to your needs. Unfortunately, this software will not output MKV video files, and is somewhat perplexed to newbies. The file conversion rate is slow, and this software is also a Windows-only entity. To start, download and install this software on your Windows computer.
Step 1: Start MediaCoder, click the “Add” button, then choose to select the file from your hard disk, in this case an MPEG video. You can also do this more easily by dragging a file into MediaCoder.
Step 2: Make the correct transcoding settings (be sure to specify an output folder, by clicking “…” or “Open” under “Output Folder”) and remember that you cannot output to MKV video.
Step 3: The next step is to convert your video. Click the “Start” button to begin.
Part 4:Convert MPEG to MKV with Convertio
Convertio is an online file converter. It supports many audio and video types for conversion including MPEG and MKV, but free use is heavily limited in terms of file size and conversion minutes. For starters, you only have a maximum of 100MB file size for videos, and you will have to pay a monthly subscription if you wish to convert larger files. It comes with limitations of online conversion which are, it may not be as secure as offline conversion, it can take a considerable amount of time, and it needs a strong, fast and steady internet connection. Visit the Convertio website to begin.
Step 1: When you have opened the Convertio website, the first thing you can do is to log in to your account, or create one in case you want to save some settings or even purchase the service subscription. If you wish to convert a few videos which are less than 100MB each, you can skip this step. Also keep in mind that you have daily limits and limited minutes for free conversion.
Step 2: Uploading your file(s). Once you have finished or skipped the first step, upload your video by clicking “From Computer” which will open a window from where you can browse and locate your Facebook downloaded video file(s). Alternatively, you can paste the Facebook video website link on the Convertio website.
Step 3: Select the output file type. When you have selected your video file(s), click the drop down menu and select the video output type of your choice. When you finish, click the settings icon to choose your codecs, frame rates, CRF and many more options. Click “OK” when you finish.
Step 4: The next step is to convert the video. Click “Convert” to begin converting, and when it finishes,
Part 5: Convert MPEG to MKV with Convert.Files
Convert.Files is an online converter website for converting most file types including documents, audio and video. The website is easy and straightforward to use, and it also supports MPEG video files, however it limits to a maximum of 250MB for the file size. There is also no support for 4K and HD video output, and conversion is allowed between 26 audio and video formats. You can convert to MKV and you have no option to choose the output quality. Because this is an online conversion, it may not be as secure as offline conversion, it will also take a considerable amount of time, and it needs a strong, fast and steady internet connection. To start, heard over to this service’s website.
Step 1: When you have opened the Convert.Files website, the first thing is uploading your MPEG video file(s). Do this by clicking “Browse” to upload from your hard drive, which will open a window from where you can browse and locate your video file(s). This website will not allow you to drag your video file into it.
Step 2: Set the output format. Before you click convert, set the output profile of the video. When you finish, click convert and the video will start uploading and converting which should take several minutes.
Step 3: When the video has successfully converted, the website will provide a download link for you. Click it and download your converted video.
Leawo Video Converter will be your best bet for this task, because it supports a massive 180+ of video and audio formats. There is no need to worry about internet bandwidth, file size and losing your video quality, after all video quality is the most important thing when you do this task. This software also comes equipped with an advanced, but very easy to use interface and editor which is pretty straightforward even for newbies. Conversion speeds are also great, and this software supports all platforms.