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How to Convert DVD ISO Image Files to MKV Videos

If you have ripped your DVD movies to ISO files or have some DVD ISO image files downloaded from the Internet and now want to convert ISO to MKV videos so that you can easily share the movies or play the movies on some media players, then you are definitely in the right place here! In this article, you are going to learn how to rip ISO to MKV videos with fast ripping speed and lossless video quality.

To accomplish the task, what you need is an intuitive tool that can convert DVD ISO files to MKV videos. Haven't got a clue? Here Aimersoft DVD ripping software is highly recommended to help you do that ISO to MKV conversion. Apart from MKV, it can also convert ISO/DVD/IFO to almost all regular video formats, including MP4, AVI, ASF, MOV, M4V, MKV, WMV, DV, VOB, MPG, TS, TRP, DPG, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, F4V, SWF, etc. If you are a Mac user, please turn to Mac DVD ripper, which has the same functions as the Windows (Windows 8 compatible) version. Now don't hesitate to try the program and check out the guide below on how to convert ISO image files to MKV videos step by step.

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How to convert ISO to MKV

This guide uses DVD Ripper for Window screenshots. The way to finish the task on Mac is the same. So just make sure you ge the right version according to your situation.

1Add ISO image files

Run the program and click "Load DVD" button to add the ISO files. As you can see, you can also load DVD Folders and IFO files to rip. All added files can be previewed on the right viewing window and you are free to adjust the video volume and take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

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2Choose MKV as the output video format

Choose "MKV" as the output format from "Profile" > "Common Video" as the output format. If you'd like to generate HD MKV videos, you can select " HD Video" > "MKV". Then you can click "Settings…" to tweak the detailed video and audio encoding settings.

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3Start converting ISO to MKV videos

Finally, tap the "Start" button to begin converting DVD ISO files to MKV videos. After a while, you will get the MKV video files.

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What is ISO

The ISO file is actually an optical image of an entire disc. It is safe to say that it is the exact copy of the original disc you own or copied from. All data and information found in the original disc are turned into an ISO image file and then copied accordingly. Like all other video formats, ISO is a container file that compresses the audio, video, and data content of a CD or DVD disk. There are special players that can handle ISO files directly and most of them will work on the Windows platform. Good examples are the KMPlayer, Mplayer, SMPlayer, DAPlayer, and VLC.

What is MKV

MKV, on the other hand, is a video file format created by Matroska. It is mostly used for internet streaming and would normally require a special encoder software or a codec in order to be played. A lot of capable media players can handle MKV without converting it into another format. The VLC Player is one of the most preferred players for MKV files.

Difference Between ISO and MKV

Being an optical image, ISO files are mostly found in discs, and have to be burned into another disc. It is the file format usable with a lot of DVD and CD players, especially the ones connected to the home entertainment system. The MKV format, on the other hand, is mainly obtained from streaming media sources. People who are fond of downloading movies and transferring them into a disc are most likely to use the MKV video file format.

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Hello, Aimersoft DVD Ripper only supports ripping regular DVD video ISO files to MKV. ISO-UDF is not supported.
 Why is there only talk about "iso-files", and is not even mentioned that there also Iso-UDF files, and they are quite different ?  And many converters or unpackers just can't handle that. And just as here, they don't mention the difference either.  So, can this program handle Iso-UDF ????
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