Remux Vs Encodes?

Remuxing, in our context, refers khổng lồ the process of changing the “container” format used for a given file. For example from MP4 to lớn MKV or from AVI khổng lồ MKV. It also allows adding or removing of content streams as needed. Remuxing differs from Transcoding in that remuxing a file simply repackages the existing streams while transcoding actually creates new ones from a source.

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Using MKVToolNix

In most cases, you can use a tool such as MKVToolNix with a GUI frontkết thúc to lớn make things easier.

Download MKVToolNix

The MKVToolNix program lets you create MKV files from various media streams. Downloading MKVToolNix:

Remux your File to lớn MKV

Open the MKVToolNix application (it may show up as an “mkvmerge” executable on some operating systems):


Find and Add files accordingly:

Add input đầu vào files in the UI

Select and Edit Tracks Accordingly:

Adjust the tracks and track properties will use the Language, Default and Forced Track attributes in selecting what to lớn use & play if there is more than one that can be used. These options are useful for both Audio và Subtitle Tracks.

“Forced” tracks always override Language Preference. However a “Forced” track will not override when subtitles are shown, only what traông xã is used.

Remember that an Undefined/Unknown will not mặc định to English.

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Make sure you are saving the tệp tin in the right place & Start Muxing.

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For a Full and complete reference guide to MKVToolNix please see the included readme tệp tin when you installed the program or refer to the official documentation.

Related Page: MKVToolnix GUI Documentation

Using FFmpeg

It’s possible khổng lồ use FFmpeg khổng lồ remux nội dung from the comm& line. It’s a very powerful tool, but making the most use of it can be complicated for new users. In this case, though, it’s generally simple khổng lồ use it for a simple remux.

Download FFmpeg

The FFmpeg website has liên kết to lớn downloads for multiple operating systems or you could even get the source code & build from source.

Related Page: FFmpeg Downloads

Remux your File to lớn MKV

To use FFmpeg, you’ll Gọi the binary from the commvà line và give it various arguments or parameters lớn tell it what khổng lồ vì chưng. In our case, we’re going lớn copy all streams in the file và output lớn an MKV container, so the comm& will generally look like:

/path/to/ffmpeg -i /path/to/inputfile.mp4 -c copy -map 0 /path/to/outputfile.mkvcảnh báo that the order of things is important here, so be sure to follow it. For example on OS X, if we wanted to lớn remux a Christmas_Party_2014.mp4 tệp tin on our desktop over to lớn MKV in our user’s “Movies” directory, it might look something like:

/Applications/ffmpeg -i ~/Desktop/Christmas_Party_năm trước.mp4 -c copy -map 0 ~/Movies/Christmas_Party_2014.mkvYou may wish to refer lớn the FFmpeg documentation if you have questions or need assistance.