When I change the ending of an MKV file to an MP4 (oddly enough makes it playable on some devices) am I losing any data?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago
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    no you arte just changing the filetype, both are video files.

    Depending on device or program it may not matter which you choose, mp4 has a restricted set of video/audio formats it can contain over mkv.  If the mpkv file contains compatible formats changing to mp4 may make no difference as long as the platform can accept both and checks more than just the filename.

  • 1 month ago

    It may work, but I'd strongly suggest you make a copy of the file first and only experiment with that copy.  Then, if it goes pear-shaped you still have the untouched original. 

  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    the header will be wrong, but some players won't mind.

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