Convert MKV files to AVI, the step by step guide

Convert MKV to AVI

The MKV format is very popular for high-quality videos, due to its ability to support multiple audio tracks, but may not always be compatible with all video players.

In this article, we will teach you how to convert MKV files to AVI, a more common and widely supported format through a video converter.

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave, and is a video file format developed by Microsoft in 1992. The AVI format supports a wide variety of video and audio codecs, making it one of the most widely used and popular video file formats.

How to convert MKV files to AVI


To convert MKV files to AVI, we need a video converter. There are many options available online, both free and paid. Here we recommend some of the most popular:

  • Handbrake: is a free and open source video converter available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Any Video Converter: is a free video conversion tool for Windows and Mac that supports many input and output formats.
  • Freemake Video Converter: is a free video converter for Windows that supports a wide variety of input and output formats.

If you decided to use Freemake Video Converter, you can read our wonderful guide on how to use freemake.

Below we will list the steps to follow to convert videos, regardless of the program you have chosen to use, as they all have these steps in common:

  1. Download and install a video converter.
  2. Add MKV file to video converter: Once you have downloaded and installed your chosen video converter, open it and select the “Add File” or “Import File” option to select the MKV file you want to convert. You can also drag and drop the MKV file to the video converter window.
  3. Schoose the output format as AVI: Next, select the output format for your video file. To do this, look for an option that allows you to select AVI as the output format. In most video converters, this can be done via a dropdown menu or via a settings option.
  4. Set output options: Some video converters will allow you to set various output options such as resolution, bit rate, audio codec, and frame rate. If you want to customize the output of your video file, make sure to adjust these options before starting the conversion.
  5. Start the conversion: Once you have set the output options, you can click the "Convert" or "Start" button to start the MKV to AVI file conversion. Depending on the size of the file and the speed of your PC, this may take a few minutes.
  6. Check the output file: Once the conversion is complete, check the output file to make sure it has been converted correctly and will play smoothly in your preferred video player.

If you have any problems, be sure to check the configuration settings on your video converter. If it shows failure you can try to repeat the process.

Tips to convert MKV files to AVI

portable files

  • If your MKV file has multiple audio or subtitle tracks, make sure to select the correct audio or subtitle track for the output file.
  • If you are converting a large MKV file, consider adjusting your video converter settings to use multiple processor cores to speed up the conversion process.
  • If you have a lot of MKV files that you need to convert, consider using the batch conversion option of your video converter to save time and effort.


Converting MKV files to AVI is a simple process that can be done using a video converter.

By following the steps we have outlined above, you can convert your MKV files to AVI quickly and easily.

Remember to take into account the advice we have provided to obtain the best possible result. Good luck!

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