MKV to MP4 Converter?

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bradley27

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So i have a few files in MKV format that i would like to convert to MP4

The MKV file sizes range from 4.00gb, 2.45gb to 308mb

Only thing is i have issues where my PC reboots midway through conversions like its run out of memory or something OR the sound lags behind the picture on playback after conversion.

I just want to find a freeware piece of reliable software that can do this job for me.....any suggestions please?
 
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I use Handbreak (freeware). It can convert other types of files as well but the only option to "convert to" are mkv or mp4. The fact that your PC is rebooting during conversion may be the result of the application your using and not memory. If you post your specs using the TGS system information utility it could be helpful. And let us know what app your converting with.
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You might also consider downloading the free info app MediaInfo it can show you things about your file that can be helpful setting up Handbreak to get the correct sized conversion (video bitrate to set in Average Bitrate to keep the sizes similar). I actually prefer the older version of Handbreak 0.10.5.0 over the new one but if your using Win 10 your probably better off with the latest. If you are using Win 10 be aware it's still buggy.
 

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So for some years i used Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate, it was pretty good but on bigger files it had a tendency to cause the PC to crash as i mentioned and also had moments where audio and picture were not synced. So i removed that and then found a freeware Video Converter program which did the same thing....
 

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If both applications caused the same type of crashing it's unlikely a software issue unless one of them left data behind when uninstalled that keeps the same thing happening. A few things that can cause issues are too many installed codec packages and incorrect driver update for the motherboard (or even corruption of the correct driver) and possible a system crash that is causing issues. To check the latter you can go to Start > All Programs > Accessories and right click the command prompt link and select "run as administrator" In the command prompt window type sfc /scannow (note the space between sfc and the switch /scannow). If it finds nothing or it does but doesn't correct the issue you should consider reinstalling the motherboard drivers or updating them from the Asus website for your model motherboard. If the system is OEM (like a Dell etc.) check there for your updated drivers.
 

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So just before you sent that message i tried converting one file with Handbreak.....and about half way through i got the usual Blue Screen of Death reboot
 

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And to further update it has finished and produced a text doc with a huge list of PC chat...I see stuff at the bottom saying repairs made successfully...
 
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