MKV to VCD: Convert Video from MKV(Matroska Video) to VCD(VideoCD 2.0) with River Past Video Cleaner, MKV2VCD converter, conversion
Matroska aims to become THE standard
of multimedia container formats. It was derived from a project called MCF, but
differentiates from it significantly because it is based on EBML (Extensible
Binary Meta Language), a binary derivative of XML. EBML enables the Matroska
Development Team to gain significant advantages in terms of future format extensibility,
without breaking file support in old parsers.
It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia
content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in conception to other
containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is completely open source. Matroska file
types are .MKV for video (and audio) and .MKA for audio-only files.
To convert MKV files to other video formats, please have CCCP
Video CD uses MPEG-1
for video compression and .DAT as the file extension.
To convert from MKV(Matroska Video) to VCD(VideoCD 2.0) video with River Past Video Cleaner, you must have River Past MPEG-2 Booster Pack installed.
Launch River Past Video Cleaner
Once River Past Video Cleaner is installed properly, launch Video Cleaner.
Install Matroska Pack
To convert from MKV files, please install CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack), which includes Matroska Splitter 1.1.2.
Select Audio Lanuage
Matroska Pack 1.1.2 expose only one audio track and one subtitle track. You can change the preferred track language. Launch Haali Splitter configuration by selecting "(Windows)Start | Program Files | Combined Community Codec Pack | Filters | Haali Media Splitter Settings" menu.
Select the "Options" tab, then expand "Languages" node.
Change the "Audio language priorities" and "Subtitle language priorities". For example, use "eng" for English or "jap" for Japanese.
Click on the "Add File" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "MKV - Matroska" in its "Files of type" combo box.
Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.
If you cannot add the file, please make sure CCCP is installed. You may also need other codecs depending on the video and audio compression used to encode the MKV file.
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Select Output Format
Use the setting panel on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the left of the "Output Format" label to expand the panel. Select "DAT - VCD MPEG-1" as the "File Type".
Note: The MPEG-2 Booster Pack must be installed for the "MPG - MPEG-2" output option to show.
Select "NTSC" or "PAL" under "TV Standard" according to your location. NTSC is always 352x240 at 29.97fps. PAL is always 352x288 at 25fps.
Select output directory
Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.
Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.
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