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How to Free Convert MKV to AVI on Mac with the Same High Quality

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Whatever profession, personal background or lifestyle you happen to have, there is always the case that you lounge around the sofa and enjoy wonderful videos with your family. As videos ensure exhilarating viewing experience, video formats, as a result, flock in the market, among which MKV surely leaves you deep impression for its open source. However, there are still some black spots even though MKV files bring us many advantages.

I've recently captivated by my PSP and wanted to stream HD videos to it on my Mac. Yet PSP failed to recognize the file type because all the HD movies were .MKV files as opposed to .AVI etc, so I have to convert my MKV to AVI for playback on the game console. I mean a free program. Any tips? -Jessica

It is a known fact that not all video files are created equal. Some file formats are made only for certain devices while some file formats require specific apps to play them. This is why users choose to decode video from MKV format to AVI as the output format. Both of them are seemingly no big difference in quality. Actually, majority of them convert MKV to AVI because of compatibility.

1. MKV is compatible with most modern video players in 2019. But it's unaccepted by most mobile devices (Microsoft, Android, game consoles, etc.). Unlike MKV, AVI not only works well with most popular video players, but also gets on with most portable devices like Microsoft, part of Android, game consoles, etc.
2. MKV can't be accepted by certain online video sharing sites like YouTube when you upload MKV files. But no worry, YouTube and other mainstream websites allow you to upload AVI files to their sites for sharing as long as the upload requirements your AVI meet.

macXvideo - A Free Video Converter to Transcode MKV to AVI on MacOS

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later

It supports convert any videos to MP4, H.264, HEVC, MKV, MOV, 4K, WMV, M4V, MPEG2, and MP3!

To change MKV video to AVI format, a video converter can do you a favor. But for Mac users like Jessica, especially longing for a free program of decoding MKV to AVI on Mac OS X, it will not go as you like. Never mind, some things are too good not to share. We're glad to see macXvideo, being the truly high quality video processing software for Mac users in 2019. It makes easy work of converting MKV to AVI on Mac from MPEG-4/H264/HEVC codec to DivX/XviD codec based on your needs. Meanwhile, you can also adjust parameters like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, aspect ratio etc to make your output AVI video compatible to various devices. It ensures you get a smooth, optimised AVI video without the image distortion, vertically stretched picture, video-audio out of sync, etc. annoying problems.

Plus, this software goes far beyond simple MKV to AVI conversion. It also works well in SD and HD video conversion, like converting MKV to MP4, AVCHD to MOV, AVI to MP4, WMV to FLV, MKV to QuickTime MOV, VOB to MP3, etc. And it also empowers you to trim your video length, rotate, merge, add effect, add external SRT subtitles to AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV if there's a foreign video or movie without English/Italian/Spanish subtitles or you just download fan-made subtitles.

How to Convert MKV to AVI on Mac with macXvideo

Step 1. Add MKV Video.
After free downloading this free MKV media converter, fire it up and click "Video" button at the top-left corner to load your MKV file.

Step 2: Choose Output Format.
To transcode MKV video to AVI format on Mac, simply select the target format AVI format at the bottom of the main interface. The optimized default settings ensure the best output quality.

Tips & Tricks: You're also allowed to do some parameter settings adjustment if you're willing to, for this MKV to AVI converter Mac lists out all the video/audio parameter settings for you to customize video, like video codec, frame rate, Bitrate, resolution, aspect ratio, audio codec, audio channel, etc.

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Step 3. Edit Video if You Want
After the MKV video loaded, you can see the conspicuous cut, crop, subtitle, effect, rotate icons below the video info. You can remove the commercials from MKV video, free set up the video Start/End time, crop unwanted black bars from video, add unique watermarks or subtitles, rotate video 90 degrees, 180 or 270 degrees, and merge several video clips into one.

Step 4: Start to Convert MKV to AVI on Mac Now.
Browse for a destination folder to save the output AVI files. And you can decide how many CPU cores used for this video conversion. For instance, if you're running on computer with Core i5 or Core i7, you can select 2 cores for video conversion and leave the rest for surfing Internet or working. Or you can use all the CPU cores to accomplish video decoding at even faster speed. Now, you can hit "RUN" button to begin to decode MKV to AVI (DivX or XviD) on Mac (Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.14).

With this tool, you can put the output files on your game station or smartphone like LG, Samsung, Nokia, etc. Android phones, cuz AVI is the supported format for Samsung and more Android devices. If you are the iOS iPhone iPad user, don't be worried! You're suggested to take advantage of its sister - MacX MediaTrans to super fast transfer MKV, AVI, FLV, MP4 and more video from Mac to iOS 12/11 iPhone iPad without video converter help (built-in with video conversion feature). Therefore, you don't have to settle for the old magazines to keep you occupied while taking a long plane trip.

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Video Inputs/Outputs Supported by Top MKV to AVI Converter Freeware for Mac

Input Format Supported:
HD Video: 4K UHD videos, AVCHD, MKV, MTS, M2TS, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG2 HD Video, TS, Blu-ray Video, HDTV Video (*.ts), MOD, TOD, HD camcorder video.
SD Video: MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, F4V, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MOV, RM, RMVB, VOB, ASF, 3GP, 3G2, QT, DAT, Google TV, WebM, Vpx 8.

Output Format Supported: AVI, H.264 MP4, HEVC MP4, H264 Android, H.264 iPhone/iPad, H264 MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, MPEG4, MPEG2, MP3.

If speed is your top concern during MKV to AVI conversion, you can count on the advanced edition MacX Video Converter Pro, as it is the world's first and best video converter for Mac supporting Intel QSV/Nvidia/AMD GPU hardware encoding technology, to transcode MKV media files to AVI, MOV, MP4, or WMV, up to 5x faster than other competitor. Fastest video processing software for Mac version so far.

Author: Candice Liu | Updated on Dec 10, 2018

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Seriously, I love macXvideo very very very much! Simple, stable, clean, safe and mostly super fast! It converts MKV to AVI format on Mac with only seconds. OMG, so glad that I would use it to convert YouTube movie to AVI, even MP4. It's definitely fantastic! - Jack

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