What is MKV?
MKV (Matroska Multimedia Container) is a universal video file format that holds an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in a single file. It’s often used for movies and TV shows because it provides lossless compression — which means better quality.
One downside to MKV files is that they’re usually pretty big, which makes it harder to send them or store them on your device. MKV video files also aren’t compatible with as many players as MP4; the most common players that accept MKV are Windows Media Player, VLC and DivX Player.
What is MP4?
MP4 is one of the most widely used video file formats. You can upload MP4 videos to popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. Media players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and Android are also compatible with MP4 video files.
MP4s are popular not only for their compatibility with most devices but also for their ability to hold high-resolution videos without taking up much storage space. MP4 stands for MPEG4, and an MP4 file can contain video, audio, images and subtitles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert MKV to MP4 online?
- Choose a MKV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP4 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert MKV to MP4?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP4, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP4 better than MKV?
MP4 files are more compressed and smaller in size than MKV, but MKV files are higher in quality. However, MP4 files are more widely used and therefore more accessible than MKV.