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Aleesoft Free MKV Converter is a free video converter. It only accepts MKV files as input files, and it can convert those to a variety of other formats, most of which are used for the distribution of high-definition and high-quality content. The supported formats are MP4, WMV, AVI, DivX, 3GP, FLV, SWF, ASF, MP3, WMA, WAV, among others. This converter uses conversion profiles with predefined conversion settings for popular devices like Apple iPods and iPhones, video game consoles, mobile phones, etc.
The graphical user interface shows a little help on it. There are three steps towards converting a file: adding it, choosing a format, and converting it. The profiles are the best part of this app. There are tons of profiles and they are all divided into helpful categories.
Although the free version of this app doesn't have many advanced settings, it does support conversion to audio files and support for subtitle hardcoding.
In my testing, I converted a sample HD MKV file to Quick Time, and I was very surprised at how quick the conversion was. A 1-minute clip took less than a minute. I am used to these files taking 10 times their length when converting them. I couldn't detect major quality differences between the files.
There is a paid version with a few extra features, like Blu-ray burning, subtitle extraction and merging, and more.
- It works well
- It is easy to use
- Very fast