MKV lossless conversion?


#1

I was just willing to convert a collection of HD Videos (in MKV format) to any format which is supported on DVD Players to play on HDTV.

Of course there should be considered some loss but it's fine if not much quality decreased..

Or if it is possible for any DVD player to play directly the MKV format?


#2

I think it depends on the feature set of the DVD player. I think all DVD players nowadays can play HD content.


#3

^Yes but the problem is due to specific format MKV. I am not sure if the DVD players support this format... At least which I tried, they didn't read the file.

Do you know any player which can play upscaled MKV?


#4

Standard DVD players can not play HD content. In order for you to play HD content on a SD-DVD player you will have to scale it down to 720x480 resolution through conversion. In that case the content then becomes SD. MKV is a container format and is not a codec. Only a DVD player that supports MKV will be able to play a content stored in an MKV file. Most commonly available DVD players do not support MKV format. Also you need to take into account whether the codec used to encode the content in MKV file is compatible with the DVD player.

Some DVD players can play dvix/xvid encoded files stored in a AVI container. But mostly SD-DVD players can only play mpeg-2 encoded files stored in a VOB container.

In order to play HD content you need a Blueray player.


#5

one can consider Seagate FreeAgent Theater+™ HD Media Player


#6

^In that case one can simply connect their computer to the HD TV through HDMI.


#7

@Raza0007. I actually didn't want to buy a blue-ray player for that. so just wanted the content be converted as better as it could.

and the Computer to HDTV of course is the last option.


#8

Well I was reading this thread for quite a while. What I understand is that you want to convert mkv files to DVD format that you can play on dvd player. Well there are softwares available that can convert that for you. Try "ConvertX to DVD" software for this purpose. Will wait for reply that I understood your question rightly or not and that you got any help with this software that I mentioned or not.


#9

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@Raza0007. I actually didn’t want to buy a blue-ray player for that. so just wanted the content be converted as better as it could.

and the Computer to HDTV of course is the last option.

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Then the best option for you is to down convert your HD content to a format that your DVD player can understand, which is usually mpeg-2 in a vob container. You can use various free or paid video converter softwares for that purpose. The heading of the discussion, “MKV lossless conversion”, is not possible. When you down convert from a HD to a SD dvd, you will definitely lose some quality.


#10

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^In that case one can simply connect their computer to the HD TV through HDMI.
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It has a 500GB storage


#11

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It has a 500GB storage

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But so does your computer. In fact, with a computer you can add as much external storage as possible.


#12

I used Any Video converter. would try in the player tomorrow to check if it likes it or not.


#13

MKV is a container format, it contains video, audio and subtitle streams. Think of it as a folder with different files inside it. If you want to convert MKV to something else, use something like MKVTools or MKV2VOB.


#14

^and you think I didn't know that.... :P

anyways. But these containers are now well reputed and mostly used so many converters use can convert them in orher formats.

But saying "convert to play in a dvd player" didn't mean to convert and make a dvd with .vob files. Ofcourse that would surely play on dvd players. And that will also surely decrease a lot of quality. But the requirement was to just convert them to any other format (w/o making a proper dvd) which can be identified and are playable in dvd players as most of them are able to read and list directory structures with media files just like computer. But .MKV was the problem being not identified by the recent players.


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But so does your computer. In fact, with a computer you can add as much external storage as possible.

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My point on mentioning this device was that one doesn’t have to always connect the PC to HDTV. One can store more than 100 MKVs of about 4GB size (i.e. lossless HD Movies) in this FreeAgent and then simply has to connect this to HDTV, not the whole PC.


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My point on mentioning this device was that one doesn’t have to always connect the PC to HDTV. One can store more than 100 MKVs of about 4GB size (i.e. lossless HD Movies) in this FreeAgent and then simply has to connect this to HDTV, not the whole PC.

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My point was about the cost actually. This device costs around $100. To equip your Laptop or Desktop with a HDMI port using a PCI or an express card would cost around $20, that is assuming you do not already have a PC equipped with an HDMI. If someone does not own a computer, then the device that you mentioned would be best for them.