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Why do people encode H 264 in MKV rather than AVI?

Question: Why do people encode H264 in mkv rather than avi? What's the difference between MKV and AVI video format? Does it affect the file size? The quality of the video?

Best Answer: AVI do not support the following: multi channel audio, multiple audio streams, subtitles (in DVDs they're hard subtitles - text can't be positioned and/or resized, .Mkv can include soft subtitles), more than 2GB file size.

Therefore you can heard of that H.264 is using in such applications as players for Blu-ray Discs, videos from YouTube and the iTunes Store, web software such as the Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Silverlight. So do you want to make your Windows PC or Mac fully support with H.264 video? Then you need to download H.264 Codec Pack to ensure computer can recognize H.264 flawlessly.

Related MKV[1] Converter Software

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is one of the Best MKV Converter. It fully supports Multi-core CPU (i3, i5, i7), and armed with Hyper Threading Technology (Converting MKV to AVCHD M2TS, MP4, FLV, iTunes, etc., by multi threads at the same time, speed up the conversion timely). That is why WinX MKV converter program can be the fastest solution in the current market.

Other Source Related MKV

Convert M2TS to MKV: convert BDAV M2TS, AVCHD M2TS to MKV keeping best quality

Convert MKV to MP4: make MKV video most friendly on your Windows/Mac OS computer

Convert MKV to iPad: Play and watch HD MKV movie with iPad 1024x768 LED display

Convert MKV to iPhone: enjoy 1080p MKV film on iPhone 4 960-by-640 Retina display

Related External Source

Matroska MKV: MKV Video Knowledge from MKV Official Site


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