Product Announcements – CoreCode of St. Julians, MALTA has released MKV2MP4 v1.4, a significant update to its video conversion tool for Mac users. MKV2MP4 is an application that converts MKV video files commonly found on the internet to more compatible ‘MP4’ videos. Converting MKV files with MKV2MP4 is blazingly fast, preserves the quality and makes them playable with most players including QuickTime and iPhone.
Version 1.4 introduces support for ‘H265/HEVC’, a new video codec supported in macOS 10.13, iOS 11 and tvOS 11. Converting any MKV that contains a ‘HEVC’ video track will now produce a output MP4 file that can be opened on all up-to-date Macs, iPhones, iPads and AppleTV devices.
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, is a next-generation video compression standard developed by a group of encoding experts called the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding. According to Apple, the “industry-standard HEVC (H.265) enables video streaming and playback of 4K video files at incredible quality that are also up to 40 percent smaller than with the current H.264 standard.”
Additionally version 1.4 brings other new features like an option to convert audio tracks to surround AAC audio format or the option to specify custom conversion of FLAC audio.
“This is easily the best release of MKV2MP4 ever,” said Jack Shaftoe, senior quality assurance engineer and marketing manager, CoreCode. “People will stand in-line at the Mac App Store for many days prior to the launch, just to be the first ones to get their hands on this!”
MKV2MP4 is an application that can convert video files in the MKV container format to more compatible MP4 video files. MKV2MP4 can convert most common MKV files very quickly and has a queue for converting hundreds of files at once. MKV2MP4 can be configured to either produce files with perfect compatibility (at the expense of conversion speed) or to do conversion extremely quickly by producing files that are playable on most, but not all players. Because MKV2MP4 doesn’t re-encode the video track, conversion is fast and the resulting video has the exact same high video-quality as the source file. MKV2MP4 is highly praised by its users, earning 4.5 stars on MacUpdate online and also 4.5 stars on the Mac App Store, from more than 20 user reviews.
MKV2ATV is a special version of MKV2MP4 tuned for converting MP4 videos playable on the AppleTV. Since it is focused on a the special task of converting videos just for a single target platform, it is even easier to use than MKV2MP4. Similarly, there is MKV2iOS for converting videos for iPhones and iPads and MKV2PS3 for converting videos videos for playback on the Playstation 3.
English, French, German are fully supported.
Partial support for the other 30 languages supported by macOS.
System Requirements: Requires macOS 10.10 or later
MKV2MP4 v1.4 costs $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. It is available as a free update for existing MKV2MP4 3 customers. A time-limited free trial of MKV2MP4 as well as more information can be found at the company’s website.