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How to Convert MKV to AVI on Windows PC/Mac/Online Easily

Jane Zhou posted on May 14, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

An MKV file is an open-source container, which can provide supports for a large number of audio, video, and subtitle compression formats. That's why it becomes so popular for movie storage. However, your smartphone, iPod, or TV may not support this format. So it's a great option for you to convert MKV file into some other format, such as AVI, which is widely used in daily life. This post will show you four ways to convert MKV to AVI effortlessly on Windows PC, Mac, and online.

How to Convert MKV to AVI on Windows PC

EaseUS Video Editor is a versatile video and audio editor. It offers you a vast collection of video filters and overlay effects to enhance the look of your movie. Even if you are a beginner, you can make a brilliant video effortlessly with it.

Key features:

  • Add text, filters, overlays, transitions, elements, music to create a viral video
  • Split, crop, zoom, reverse, cut, rotate, merge, speed up/slow down video etc.
  • Support converting video/audio files and changing video/audio formats
  • Upload to the social platform, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and so on

You can download this fantastic video converter then follow the detailed steps below to convert MKV to AVI easily without losing quality.

Step 1. Import the source file

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the home screen, you can import the source file by either clicking the "Import" option or simply dragging the video to the appropriate area.

import file

Step 2. Add to project

You need to add the imported file to the track by choosing the "Add to Project" option, or you can drag and place the video to the track as you want.

add to project

Step 3. Export the source file

Now you can click "Export" on the main menu on the top.

export

Step 4. Save as MP4/AVI/WMV/MKV/MOV/GIF

Under the "Video" tab, choose a file format among the available options as the desired video file format. 

add to project

On the right pane, you can edit the file name, customize an output folder and settings and then click "Export".

add to project

How to Convert MKV to AVI on Mac Using VLC

VLC is a free and available video player for Mac and Windows users. It can support most audio and video file formats. If you want to use VLC to convert MKV to AVI with no watermark, you just need to refer to the procedure below.

Step 1. Install and open VLC Media Player.

Step 2. in the top left corner, choose the "Media" button followed by "Convert/Save." Then click "File" and "Add" to select the MKV file you want to convert. Choose "Convert/Save" button and "Convert" in turn.

Import MKV file

Step 3. In the convert tab, click "Create a new profile" and choose the "AVI" button, then click "Create" followed by "Start." You can get the AVI version in a few minutes.

Convert MKV file

How to Convert MKV to AVI Online Free

Apart from these converters on computers, many online converters allow you to convert MKV to AVI directly. They support many common formats, including MKV, MP4, AVI, etc.. To save your time on finding online converter, we recommend you two free MKV to AVI converters to choose.

1. ConvertFiles

ConvertFiles is a popular online converter for you to convert MKV to AVI. It supports multiple popular file formats such as document file, e-book file, and presentation file, and so on.

Converting MKV to AVI covers three simple steps.

Step 1. Add an MKV file from your computer.

Step 2. Choose the format that you want to convert.

Step 3. Click on the "Convert" button. Wait a few minutes to download the converted file.

ConvertFiles

URL:http://www.convertfiles.com/

2. FreeFileConvert

FreeFileConvert is the other simple MKV to AVI converter, which supports various formats of audio, video, image, and many more files. Moreover, you can import the file in three ways: add the file from your computer, paste a URL, or choose a file from cloud service.

Here is the step by step guide to convert MKV to AVI with FreeFileConvert.

Step 1. Select an MKV file.

Step 2. Choose the output format from the pull-down menu.

Step 3. Click "Convert" and download the converted file.

FreeFileConvert

URL:https://www.freefileconvert.com/

Conclusion

To satisfy your needs, we have offered four free MKV to AVI converters for you to convert MKV to AVI easily and quickly. You can choose the right converter for your situation. Here, we highly recommend EaseUS Video Editor. Using it, you can convert files in three simple steps. What's more, you can add mosaic, filters, overlays, and text to your video to make it more attractive. You also can upload the converted video to the sharing platform directly.

Convert MKV to AVI FAQs

If you want to know more about converting MKV to AVI, you can keep on reading.

1. How do I convert MKV to AVI in VLC?

Step 1. Install and open VLC Media Player.

Step 2. In the top left corner, choose the "Media" button followed by "Convert/Save." Then click "File" and "Add" to select the MKV file you want to convert. Choose "Convert/Save" button and "Convert" button in turn.

Step 3. In the convert tab, click "Create a new profile" and choose the "AVI" button, then click "Create" followed by "Start." You can get the AVI version in a few minutes.

2. What is the difference between MKV to AVI?

  • An MKV file is an open-source container format. AVI is a video format developed by Microsoft.
  • In addition to the common codecs, MKV supports H.264/AVC and HEVC/H.265. However, AVI can't support them. They are two significant codecs for HD and 4K UHD videos.
  • AVI may support multiple video or audio streams based on the codecs, while MKV can store multiple tracks of audio, video, and subtitles.
  • Many devices, players, and online sites can support AVI due to its simplicity, and MKV is not suitable for average users who don't need all the features of the format.

3. How do I convert MKV to AVI using HandBrake?

Step 1. Launch HandBrake and import the MKV file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Click the "Destination" button on the program to choose the destination folder.

Step 3. Move to the "Output Settings" field, and choose AVI as the output video encoder from the "Encoder."

Step 4. Click on the "Start" button. Then the MKV files will be converted into AVI format.

4. How can I convert MKV to mp4 for free?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Editor and import MKV files.

Step 2. Place the MKV in the timeline. Double click on the MKV to edit it.

Step 3. Click "Export" and choose "MP4" format to save it.

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