If you have downloaded some MKV HD movies that you would like to put them on players like Xbox 360 for playback or for editing, you need to convert MKV to AVI format on Mac or Windows, because MKV is seldom supported by Xbox 360 or edting apps. Though MKV is becoming more and more popular, its incompatibility with many popular devices, like Android-based phone and game player, might get its development lagged behind other video format, like MP4, AVI.
Part 1: How to Convert MKV to AVI on Mac OS X (Yosemite)
Fortunately, you can still watch these high-definition MKV videos on its incompatibe devices by converting MKV to other video formats. In this article, we are going to talk about how to convert MKV to AVI for Mac by using the powerful Video Converter for Mac. I recommend the app, because it has helped me solve the the same problem many times. And it suport almost all Mac system such as Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and the newest OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
First, you need to download and install the app. Then follow the steps below.
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Step 1. Add MKV files to the application
Drag & drop MKV files to the MKV to AVI Mac converter directly. Or you can go to the "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the MKV files you want to add. To combine the videos, tick "Merge into One File".
Step 2. Select "AVI" as the output format
Just go to the format list, choose AVI as the output format. Not satisfied with the video parameters? Press the "Options" button to reset them. It is all under your control.
To fit the output videos on the devices perfectly, I suggest you choose the device as the output format, for the app has optimized the video settings beforehand.
Step 3. Start the MKV to AVI Mac conversion on OS X
Hit the "Convert" button to let this Mac Video Converter do MKV to AVI for Mac for you. This video converter is specifically designed for Mac operating system, including Mac OS X Lion on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.
When the conversion is done, you can upload the AVI movie to your device. Or share the output AVI videos with your friends who have PCs, or edit them in video editing tools.
Part 2: How to Convert MKV to AVI in Windows (including Windows 8)
Download iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows software below, this software can convert MKV files to any video formats like AVI, MOV, FLV, MP4 and all kinds of device support formats.
Step 1. Launch the program and add MKV files
Run iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate program on your computer, click "Add Files" button or just drag and drop to import MKV files.
Step 2. Edit MKV video (optional)
You can edit the video if you want.(Include Trim, Effect, Crop, Watermark, Subtitle etc)
Step 3. Select AVI as output format
Choose AVI as output video format. Here are more formats you can choose if you need.
Step 4. Start converting .mkv to .avi
Click "Convert" button to start MKV to AVI conversion.
Video Tutorial: How to convert MKV to AVI on Mac OS
Tips: How to play MKV files freely?
In fact, there are several free ways to play MKV files for free, you can try VLC Media Player software which contains a decoder to decode the .MKV files. It also supports a lot of other video formats.