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How to Convert Quicktime MOV to MKV in Windows/Mac

Looking for an easy way to convert MOV to MKV for HD playback or sharing online? Now you can consider it done. In this article, you will learn how to convert QuickTime MOV to MKV with ease.

To complete the conversion, what you need is only a professional video conversion program like Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate (compatible with Windows 8). With it, you can convert fast change MOV files to MKV with great output video quality. Moreover, some smart video editing functions like Trim, Crop, Merge, Rotate, etc. are provided to make your videos look better. If you're a Mac user, just get Video Converter for Mac to convert MOV to MKV on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion). First of all, download the converter and then see the steps below.

Download MOV to MKV Converter:

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How to Convert MOV to MKV with ease

The detailed steps to convert MOV files to MKV in Windows are showed here. The steps to finish your fast on Mac are the same. So just don't be confused.

1 Run the program and import MOV videos

Launch the video converter and click Add Files to load the MOV video clips you'd like to convert. Or simply locate your videos first and then drag them to the item bar. The detailed info of the videos will be listed and you can choose the subtitles, audio tracks, etc. as you like. Meanwhile, you can click Merge all videos into one to join multiple MOV files into one MKV video.

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2Customize your videos (optional)

Before the conversion, you can use the built-in editor to customize the videos so as to get what you want. You can click the Edit button to enter the video editing window, where you can crop video to remove unnecessary margins, trim videos to keep only the part you want, adjust video effects for a better overall visual effect, add text/image watermarks and more.

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3 Choose MKV as the output video format and start conversion

Now you should specify an output file format. To change MOV format to MKV, you can click Output Format and select MKV from Format > Video as the output file format. As you see, apart from MKV, this program can also convert MOV to MP4, MOV to M4V, MOV to AVI, MOV to WMV and more. Meanwhile, click Output Folder to set an output directory to save the converted video files.

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Lastly, click the Convert button to start converting your video files. When then conversion is over, click Open Folder to get the converted MKV movies.

Here is the video tutorial on how to convert QuickTime MOV files to MKV:

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MOV and MKV are two video file formats that are distinctly different from each other. They are made by two different entities and are intended to work in an entirely different way.


In terms of popularity, it is clear to see that MOV enjoys a higher preference over MKV. However, MKV proves to be a little better in terms of quality when the output files are closely compared together. And since MKV is not a standard format, it has to be converted accordingly before it can be played on an equally popular media player. However, both of these file systems follow the lossy formats.

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