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Windows 7: How to convert MKV to another format, but KEEPING the quality?

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
How to convert MKV to another format, but KEEPING the quality?

Okay, So I've got a MKV Video which is 720p - I'd like to convert it to a different format which can run on PS3, but without losing the quality or the voice sync?

Thanks, xSaxby.

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24 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

I've found formatfactory to be good for this.
That's all it really does it convert one format to another.
The only real problem you are going to face is any format other than mp4 is not going to hold the full quality of the mkv.
Xvid and avi are very old formats now, and the containers were just never meant for high def.
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26 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

There is a suggestion in one forum to convert the mkv to m2ts using PS3Muxer, stream it to your PS3 and copy it to the PS3. Thereafter you can play the same on the PS3.

If you do not want to go through all this hassle, try BDtoAVCHD BDtoAVCHD - Create an AVCHD disc (BD5/BD9/BD25) from a Blu-Ray or MKV | Blu-Ray to MKV | Blu-Ray to AVCHD | MKV to AVCHD | Blu-Ray 3D to MKV 3D SBS | Connecta 2000 to convert your mkv into AVCHD and write it to DVD5 or DVD9. Play on your PS3.

If your mkvs are more than 9GB, and you don't want to lose even a bit, then you have to choose BD25 or BD50 which also means that you have to write it with a BD Writer on a BD.

You may perhaps stream the AVCHD to your PS3 and copy it too. You have to try.
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26 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You have a couple options.

I wasnt sure, but a quick Google seems to siggest the PS3 will support MP4 as well MT2S with H264 video streams, and AAC or AC3 audio.

What type of Video and Audio streams did you use? If DTS, you may need to convert it to AC3 or AAC.

You can try TSMuxer.
Just add the MKV, and select MT2S muxing add your done.

Alternatively, you can use something like YAMB, and mux it into a MP4 container.
MT2S will probably be the best bet.
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26 Oct 2011   #5

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Freemake | Best Freeware Alternatives To Paid Video Software has an option to convert to Sony PS3 format.
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27 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
There is a suggestion in one forum to convert the mkv to m2ts using PS3Muxer, stream it to your PS3 and copy it to the PS3. Thereafter you can play the same on the PS3........
I actually tried the PS3Muxer PS3Muxer today and converted a 20GB 1080p mkv file - a main movie BD rip with DTS audio and two subtitles - to m2ts.


Mediainfo of the mkv file:


Mediainfo of the output m2ts file:


The process was fairly easy and took about 13' to create the m2ts file. (PS3Muxer uses tsmuxer and whereas the tsmuxer can output the m2ts with DTS sound, it converts the DTS to AC3 audio. )

Now to the PS3.

If one has set up Windows 7 Mediaplayer to stream media to the PS3 in the home network, one can see the Windows 7 (MP) PC in the PS3's XMB. (Here I put the title00.m2ts file in a folder named My Movie and added this to Windows Media Center library.)

Browse to the m2ts file under Video and then press the Triangle button on the controller or PS3 remote to bring the options menu, select the Copy command and press the X button to start copying the file from the Windows 7 PC. ( No need to press X and stream the m2ts from the PC)


In my setup it took about three and a half hours to import the 20GB file to the PS3.

The file details in the PS3:


And thats it. One can play the m2ts from within the PS3. ( No subtitles for whatever reason.)

No loss in quality. 100% unadulterated.

The irony is that you cannot copy the 20GB file to the PS3 using a pendrive or external HDD since PS3 will recognise only FAT32 with the 4GB limit.

Personally though, I will prefer a BD9 AVCHD disk burnt on a DVD-DL that can be played on the PS3 instead of loading a large file into the PS3 HDD. Of course individual mileage varies.

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