"MKV, it drives me nuts. Is there a fast and free way to convert MKV to ?"

MKV, also known as Matroska Multimedia Container, is an open standard ad-free media container format. This file format can hold an unlimited number of videos, audios, pictures, or subtitle tracks in one file. Matroska file extensions are .mkv for video. MKV is of high quality. However, some users may be annoyed by its limited compatible ability. MKV is not universal across all media players and devices. Unless the media player software is designed and optimized for .mkv files, you'll have to download the correct codec pack to access the video. This has been a problem with mobile operating systems while AVI does not require a specific hardware device or software application for the file to run.


To free convert MKV video files to more compatible AVI on Windows/Mac, you can try methods below.

Method 1. Convert MKV Files to AVI with VideoSolo Free Video Converter

VideoSolo Free Video Converter supports converting videos from MKV format to AVI format. You can convert single video or multiple videos at a time. The program can convert video efficiently and it exports high-quality AVI videos after conversion.


Preparation for Conversion with VideoSolo Free Video Converter

1. Download and Install VideoSolo Free Video Converter

When the download is finished, open the package and install the software on your computer.

MKV-to-AVI Conversion with VideoSolo Free Video Converter

Step 1. Open VideoSolo Free Video Converter

First of all, open VideoSolo Free Video Converter on your computer.


Step 2. Import MKV Files to the Conversion Program

In the home page, click the "Add File(s)" button to import MKV videos into VideoSolo Free Video Converter program. Please note that the program supports both adding videos and adding folders containing the target files. Furthermore, you can batch import multiple clips at a time.

Add VOB Videos

Step 3. Set Output Format

After importing files into the program, video items are displayed in the list. Before conversion, you need to do output settings. In the output format box, you can select the target video format for your converted videos.

To convert MKV videos to AVI, you need to select "General Video" > "AVI". There are two AVI formats available, AVI and H.264 AVI. The former is developed by open source organization, with fine sound quality and widely used on digital camera. The latter allows synchronous audio with video playback. Select the one you prefer.

Adjust Output Settings

Step 4. Define Output Folder

In the Output folder box, you can define the output folder to save the converted video files. You are advised to store the converted files to a folder that is easy to find.

Step 5. Convert MKV Videos to AVI Files

Once output settings are done, click the "Convert" button at the lower right corner. VideoSolo Free Video Converter will convert selected MKV video clips into AVI formats. This can be done quickly if the video size is small. The conversion page will show you the total progress, elapsed time, and remaining time. You can choose no action or shut down the computer after conversion. If you the "Open output folder" box is checked, the output folder will be activated once you click the "Completion" button.

Conversion Successful

Method 2. Convert MKV to AVI with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

1. Download and Install VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

First of all, download and install VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate on your Windows/Mac computer from the download link below.

MKV-to-AVI Conversion with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

Step 1. Open VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

First of all, open VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate on your computer.


Step 2. Add MKV Videos to VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

There are three ways to load MKV videos. You can import videos from a disc or the computer.

Add Files

Step 3. Select Output Format

In this step, you need to select the output format for the converted files. There are several AVI formats provided. You can select the one suitable for your device. For details, please refer to output settings page.

Output Settings

Step 4. Choose Output Folder

Click the "Browse" button. You can select a destination folder to store the converted files.


Step 5. Convert MKV Video to AVI

Click the "Convert" button at the lower right corner. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate will convert the MKV videos to AVI.

Conversion Successful

Choose VideoSolo Free Video Converter or VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate?

Both VideoSolo Free Video Converter and VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate can convert MKV video files to AVI on Windows and Mac successfully and smoothly. Both programs can finish the conversion at high speed. They can offer converted video of high quality.


VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, however, only offers 30-day free trial, while VideoSolo Free Video is free of charge. Plus, you can only convert the first 5 minutes of the video with an unregistered VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. Only the registered version has free technical support and update and has no conversion time limitation.