MKV To DVD

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  1. sonic209
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    So if i happen to convert a mkv file to dvd would it change the quality to dvd or stay in bluray quality
     
  2. DeMoN

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    Eh? I don't think a DVD can hold a movie that's Blu-ray quality.
     
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    but convertx to dvd can convert the mkv file to dvd so it fits and plays but i was asking about the quality
     
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    Leaving aside issues of "quality" for a second converting MKV files can get very tricky as they are known to use all manner of tricks (variable frame rates, embedded/multiple subtitles/audio and the like (simple to work around but you do have to do some work) to improve quality. Not to mention mkv blu ray tends to mean h264 which is not the nicest thing to convert from.

    Playback is fine (MKV authors often intend only this) but conversion tools and standards like DVD that do not support such things.

    To answer your question it should work OK but be wary of the pitfalls and complexities. DVD resolution is not that different blu ray.
     
  5. kobykaan

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    ConvertX will do the job but as with any conversion there will be some re compression involved changing 1 format to another!

    and if your not using DUAL LAYER media to output to ... and the source file is about 3gb or more then expect to have to recompress it again with something like dvdshrink after conversion as it will usually NOT fit a SL (single layer) 4.7gb dvdr media!

    It will be fairly high quality but don't expect BlueRay quality ...as above you will be converting very high quality to a much lower dvd quality and maby recompressing a second time to fit your media used!