Nowadays, with the popularity of Internet and all kinds of electronic entertainment stereo equipment, more and more people will choose to download audio and video entertainment from the Internet. Due to the large varieties of audio and video files' formats, sometimes, we will need to turn to some format converters due to the limitations of our video playback equipment. If your smartphone only supports MKV video playback, but the favorite movie you have downloaded is with MOV format, then you will need a good MOV to MKV converter to clear your worries. Here I will share with all of you two solutions to convert MOV to MKV with simple steps.

Solution 1: Convert MOV to MKV with Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter is a very appealing software that could resolve any video compatibility issues. It is a professional video converter for video lovers to convert video and audio files between 180+ formats; it is one of the most popular converter software among people all over the world. It is not only can help you convert MOV to MKV, it can also support other different formats converting, such as MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP3 etc. What's more, it enables you to convert video to audio without any loss in quality.

Download and install Leawo Video Converter on your computer (Mac users should switch to Mac version of Leawo Video Converter), and then follow the guide below to convert MOV to MKV.


Guide on how to convert MOV to MKV with Leawo Video Converter

Step 1: Get Audacity files into Audacity

On the main interface of Leawo Video Converter, click "Add Video" button on the sub-menu to load your source MOV video files. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop source MOV video files onto the program.


Step 2: Set MKV as 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 "MKV" from "Format" column as output format.


Note: If you want to custom the specifications of the video format, 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 and many more.


Step 3: Convert MOV to MKV

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 MOV to MKV immediately.


Solution 2: Convert MOV to MKV with free online converter

Except for the Leawo Video Converter which can convert MOV to MKV, there are also some other free MOV to MKV converters online, such as Best Video Converter, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, Free MOV to MKV Converter, Handbrake and many more. I have already tested some of the free MOV to MKV converter myself. Here I will share with you Handbrake, a free MOV to MKV converter which I have used before.

HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. It is an open source yet free video transcoder. It has multi-platform versions: Windows, Mac and Linux. Check the following guide to convert MOV to MKV free with HandBrake.

Guides on how to free convert MOV to MKV with HandBrake

Step 1: Import source MOV video files

Open HandBrake to enter the main interface, where you need to click "Source" and then select "File" to browse and import source MOV file.


Step 2: Set destination file and output format

After the importing of source MOV file, you will be returned to the main interface of HandBrake, where you need to click "Browse" to specify output directory and choose "MKV" as container under output settings.

Step 3: Start to free convert MOV to MKV

Click "Start" on the sub-menu bar to start converting MOV to MKV.


Note: Due to the difference of the size of the file you are converting and the speed of your system, you will need to wait for a moment during the converting process.


Besides of the listed two MOV to MKV converters, there are a number of other options available to users on the Internet. However, it is important to identify the best amongst the lot so as to make the right decision. In my opinion, I prefer to convert the MOV to MKV with Leawo Video Converter as it ensures the videos and videos that are converted are of high quality and do not require any expertise for the same to be achieved. There is no need to install any additional applications in order to use this MOV to MKV converter; hence, it is quite flexible.