How to Convert DVD to MKV Format?


The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks in one file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4 or Advanced Systems Format (ASF), but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MK3D for stereoscopic video, .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only.

In order to convert DVD to MKV format, we need iCoolsoft DVD to MKV Converter to help us. iCoolsoft DVD to MKV Converter is very easy to use and it supports many powerful functions. For example, it can help us to rip movies from DVD disc and convert to MKV and other HD video or general video formats. You can also use it to extract audio tracks from DVD movie and convert to MP3, AAC, M4A, and other audio files. And you could use it to edit the DVD files with trimming, cropping, merging, adjusting effect, or adding watermark functions


Step 1: Download iCoolsoft DVD to MKV Converter, set up and start this software.

Step 2: Click "File" menu and choose "Load DVD" to load the DVD. You can also click "Load DVD" button on the tool bar. The software also allows you to load DVD Folder and DVD IFO files as well.




While previewing video in the preview pane, click the camera button then the video image being displayed will be saved as GIF, JPEG, or BMP format for you to use or save.

Button "Merge" can help you to merge several files into one file.

You can select "Audio Track" / "Subtitle" according to your need if the DVD has provided more than one kind.


Step 3: Click button "Effect", "Trim", or "Crop" to edit the DVD video if you need. You can also add text or picture watermark in the "Edit" window.



Step 4: Set the output parameters by clicking button "Settings".



Step 5: Choose MKV as the output format from "Profile" combo-box, and set export folder by clicking "Browse" button.

Step 6: Click "Convert" button to start the conversion.