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How to Reduce the Size of MKV

MKV, short for Matroska Video, is commonly used to distribute subtitled anime clips. It packs multiple types of files into one file. For example, it may contain subtitles files, audio tracks and multiple video tracks all contained within one file. That means your MKV file is always very large. To reduce the size of MKV, Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) can help you. It can easily reduce the size of MKV by reducing resolution, video and audio bit rate or converter MKV to other formats as you like. Want to try it out? Just follow the steps below and reduce the size of MKV in a few clicks.

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1 Import the original MKV file

Download and launch Video Converter. Click the "Add Files" button and browse for the MKV file you want to reduce in the file selection window. Select the item and click the "Open" button to load it into the program. You can also drag them directly into the primary window.

2 Start reducing the size of MKV

Click the "Settings" button and a programming window will launch. To adjust the parameters manually, you can choose the viewing dimensions that are smaller than the original MKV file. For example, click the "Bit Rate" pull-down menu in the video section and reduce the processing speed. Do the same for the "Bit Rate" pull-down menu in the "Audio" section. This video converter also enables you to automatically reduce the size of MKV. To do this, switch to the "Small Size" tab and just click "OK".

Tip: To greatly reduce the size of you video, you can also convert the original MKV file to other format if the video format is none of your concern. To do this, click the "Output Format" image on the right side and switch to the "Format" tab and choose a desirable output format.

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After that, you'll return to the primary window and find that estimated file size of output file is greatly reduced compared with the original one. Now you can click the Play icon to preview the output video result.

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3 Export the reduced MKV video

If you're satisfied with the result, click the "Convert" button to activate the file conversion. The program will display the file directory of the compressed MKV output file when it becomes available.

In fact, as a full-feature converter, Wondershare Video Converter also supports other popular video and audio formats including TIVO, AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, NUT, H.264, MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA and more. Now download it and explore more features of this powerful video converter!

Here is the brief video tutorial.

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