(2020 Update)How to Edit MKV Video File with MKV Video Editor

Peter Wang

March 16, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Peter Wang

How to edit subtitles in MKV? I have tried to edit MKV files with Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, but none worked.

(2020 Update)How to Edit MKV Video File with MKV Video Editor

Nowadays, the entertainment of most people is watching the video. For now, one of the most popular video formats is MKV.

MKV is an open standard video format that was developed in 2002, it keeps high quality and standard of media compression. It can store concert videos, movies, TV shows...

We can also call it a file container. It can store files which have different encoding types, such as an AAC, MP3, OGG, H.264 or H.265 video file.

If you have some MKV files, their quality, size, or length, are not satisfied you, or you want to play the MKV file on a mobile phone, but your phone can’t read the code in the MKV file.

Then, you need an MKV editing tool to help you. We convert the MKV to a popular accepted by most devices, such as MP4 format. At the same time, this tool also preferably provides MKV editing functions, such as the ability to trim video length and improve video quality. 

Where to find an MKV editor? Which one is the best? Keep reading to find more information.

1. 2 MKV File Editors for Windows and Mac

No.1 FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate

FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate allows us to convert, rotate, merge, trim, split, video/audio. You can do these things with it: noise removal, speed control, color tuning and more. You can easily see these features in the main window.

No.2 Avidemux

Avidemux software is totally free tool. It can edit MKV files, remove the video, balance color, add subtitles… What’s more, it can edit audio, too. Although it provides basic functions, it does help us edit the MKV file.

2. Why Choose FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate

Advantages of FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate:

  1. It offers more than 100 video/audio formats conversion. For example, .mp4, .avi, .mkv, .mp3, .asf, .mxf, .swf are supported by it. After your audio/video is processed by this software,  they can be shared on the most popular platforms: YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo… While, Avidemux can provide limited output audio and video formats, such as Webm does not support. Having FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate also means that you can edit other audio and video formats besides MKV.
  2. It can remove the black bar in the video and clip video.
  3. If you want to upload lots of files to websites, but upload speed is too slow, this software can help you merge multiple files into one to reduce upload time. Avidemux can only edit one file at one time.
  4. Powerful editing functions. It can add watermark, background music, subtitles, and image to video files. At the same time, it can also remove subtitles and audio from video.
  5. It also can cut or trim video clips while Avidemux can’t.
  6. It has visible timeline that allows us edit audio/video at any time and anywhere; 
  7. Easy installation. When installing FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate, you only need to choose whether you are using Windows or Mac system.

3. How to Edit MKV on PC and Mac

Now, I will show you how to edit MKV video files with FoneLab Video Converter.

Load the MKV file

Launch FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate on your computer. Click the Add File button on the top interface to load the MKV files. In the right Preview window, you can enjoy the video with the built-in video player.

video converter ultimate main interface

Choose output profiles

According to your need, you can convert MKV to MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, VOB, iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc.

Way 1. Click the profile list on the bottom of the interface, you will find all the output profile available in the pop-up list. It provides so many video/audio formats, you can search the output profile at the search tab at the lower part of the pop-up list.

Way 2. Click the Settings button and then name the output format by clicking Save as button in the new window.

Way 3. Each video poured into the software is shown in the box on the left. You only need to click the right-side icon of the reduced format icon, and it will also pop-up the output profile list.

Edit the MKV file

Click the Settings button. In the pop-up window where you can adjust Video Bitrate, Frame Rate, Resolution, Audio Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels, and Audio Bitrate according to your need.

video converter ultimate profile settings

Click Trim button on the top toolbar, there is also a pop-up window where you can adjust the length of video/audio.

Click Edit button, you can rotate video, enable 3D settings to video, adjust Audio Effect and Video Effect (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation), crop video and add watermark.

Add subtitle

Also, in the left of the window, click the + button on the bottom of the loaded fragment, then, you can load in previously downloaded subtitles from the local computer.

Convert MKV files

Once you finish all the settings, you can easily click the Convert button. By the way, if you have many files to be edited, and want to merge them into one, just tick the box beside Merge into one file. The converted videos will be saved on the computer. You just need to click the Open Folder button. Finally, You can transfer videos to mobile phone to enjoy the movie.

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