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Tom's Guide: 10 Tools for Creating and Editing MKVs

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest article on MKV editing tools.

MKV is a multimedia container format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. MKV creation and editing tools are very popular nowadays -- they let people grab videos from discs or do the reverse (burn these movies onto optical media). If you're new to all of this, don't panic. The team over on Tom's Guide has put together a list of 10 editors along with a brief description of what they do in '10 Tools for Creating and Editing MKVs.'

For the uninitiated, MKV is a multimedia container format that stores all of a movie's information in one file. The full name of the format is the Matroska Multimedia Container, named after that set of Russian dolls "of decreasing size placed one inside the other."

As one MKV can contain all the data you need to watch a movie, the video, audio, image, and subtitle tracks, MKV creation and editing tools are very popular nowadays. They let people grab videos from discs or do the reverse (burn these movies onto optical media).

With that in mind, let's go through the 10 tools that will let you work with MKVs.

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    Miharu , September 17, 2012 5:08 PM
    Mostly great.
    Except VirtualDub (an avi encoder) is dropped long time ago for a real mpeg encoder Handbrake.
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    Cy-Kill , September 17, 2012 5:13 PM
    Shark007 is the only codec pack I use, and the only one I recommend to others!
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    antemon , September 17, 2012 5:14 PM
    oh look! a slideshow!

    guess I'll never know what that article is about...
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    back_by_demand , September 17, 2012 5:38 PM
    antemonoh look! a slideshow!guess I'll never know what that article is about...

    Because clicking the "next" button is such hard work
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    ice_melted , September 17, 2012 7:09 PM
    Not sure why DVDFab and Handbrake are missing.
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    freggo , September 17, 2012 7:35 PM
    back_by_demandBecause clicking the "next" button is such hard work


    No, it is not hard work.
    But a drop down box listing the headlines of all pages would help to get an idea if there is something specific one wishes to read. I hate clicking thru a bunch of pages only to find out I just wasted another minute of my life; I have only a limited number of 'em left :-)

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    brotoles , September 17, 2012 11:09 PM
    "It's the format used on DVDs and Blu-Ray discs"... On what parallel universe does this happen?
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    ravewulf , September 18, 2012 2:58 AM
    Quote:
    It's the format used on DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.

    Nope. Maybe for DVD and Blu-Ray RIPS, but not on the discs themselves.
    DVDs use VOB (based on the MPEG-2 Program Stream) and Blu-Rays use BDAV (.m2ts, based on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream)
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    iconoclastvenery75 , September 18, 2012 2:59 AM
    http://goo.gl/oBhhA
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    JMcEntegart , September 18, 2012 1:00 PM
    brotoles"It's the format used on DVDs and Blu-Ray discs"... On what parallel universe does this happen?

    ravewulfNope. Maybe for DVD and Blu-Ray RIPS, but not on the discs themselves.DVDs use VOB (based on the MPEG-2 Program Stream) and Blu-Rays use BDAV (.m2ts, based on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream)


    Thanks for the correction, guys! :)