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 WAV?
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is an audio file format developed by IBM and Microsoft. It was designed to store digital audio on a personal computer. WAV is a lossless format, meaning it doesn’t compress the analog recording it’s derived from.
Many players and applications support WAV, including Spotify, desktop music players like VLC and mobile players. They’re also supported by most web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert MKV to WAV online?
- Choose a MKV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your WAV file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert MKV to WAV?
WAV is a lossless file format, meaning all of the original audio data is preserved when you convert to WAV. However, it also depends on the format of your original file. If you convert from another lossless file, like FLAC, to WAV, you won’t lose quality. If you convert from a lossy format, like MP3, the quality won’t decrease but it won’t improve either.