mkv to mp4 recommendations

Hello Experts,

Can someone please recommend a legitimate mkv to mp4 converter.

There are so many bogus converters out there.
cpatte7372Asked:
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
Handbrake is an excellent converter.    I also use it to rip DVD.  

https://handbrake.fr/

FYI,
http://superuser.com/questions/472420/handbrake-settings-to-convert-mkv-to-mp4-while-retaining-the-original-quality




Freemake is another i use.

http://www.freemake.com/

With Freemake you have to opt out of other utilities it offers to install, but the base software is great.    When i install Freemake, i choose custom and opt out of the extras.
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pgmsodaCommented:
Yes, Handbrake is the way to go. https://handbrake.fr/
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Maheshwar RSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Handbrake is the best legitimate converter available
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marsiliesCommented:
If the original mkv file has both h.264 video and AVC audio, you'll want to use something that just changes the container instead of re-encoding the video.

FFMPEG will copy the video and audio into a mp4 container using a command like this:
ffmpeg -i input.mkv -c:v copy -c:a copy output.mp4

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Copying the streams into the new container will retain the same quality as the original and take less time than re-encoding it.
http://superuser.com/questions/472420/handbrake-settings-to-convert-mkv-to-mp4-while-retaining-the-original-quality
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MereteCommented:
a legitimate mkv to mp4 converter,
well MKV is divx
mp4 -mpeg4 -Moving Picture Experts Group the owners of the DVD mpeg ie vobs. and Divx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-4

I use Divx converter free and works great, Divx is a legitimate program no add ware or spyware.
Download this bundle and it includes the divx player, divx converter and divx web player
http://www.divx.com/
or just install them as a single.
What's in it
http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx
Open the divx converter drag and drop your mkv on select output then click start  on theft ..note the directory it will save to
123 done.
DIVX converter
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marsiliesCommented:
"well MKV is divx."

This isn't true. MKV is just a container format, and can utilize a large number (virtually unlimited) of video codecs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matroska
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_container_formats 

"mp4 -mpeg4 -Moving Picture Experts Group the owners of the DVD mpeg ie vobs. and Divx"
This isn't true either. DiVX is a codec that is MPEG-4 Part 2 compliant, but is developed, and thus "owned" by DiVX Inc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DivX

There is also MPEG-4 Part 10, which is used by codecs like h.264 and "DiVX HD". So just because something is in a "MPEG4" codec doesn't mean it's DiVX, and software/devices that claim to be "DiVX" compatible may not be able to play all MPEG4 profiles.
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Cheers
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