(2021 Update)How to Edit MKV Video File with MKV Video Editor

Peter WangUpdated by Peter Wang / July 30, 2021 16:30

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.

(2021 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.

Guide

Guide List

1. 4 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.

No.3 MiniTool MovieMaker

It is a free tool which can help you edit MKV, MP4, AVI, and other files. You can easily create, edit video without ads or watermark. It can be more than a video editor for you, as it also can helo you convert video to MP3 as well.

No.4 Movavi

Movavi works on both Windows and Mac, and it has paid and free versions. As a popular tool, it supports many video and audio formats, you can edit your files with ease.

Video Converter Ultimate
Video Converter Ultimate

Video Converter Ultimate is the best video and audio converting software which can convert MPG/MPEG to MP4 with fast speed and high output image/sound quality.

  • Convert any video/audio like MPG, MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, etc.
  • Support 1080p/720p HD and 4K UHD video converting.
  • Powerful editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Enhance, 3D and more.

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.

Step 1Load 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.

add mkv file

Step 2Choose 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.

choose mkv file

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.

Step 3Edit 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

You need to click Edit icon to enter editing interface.

ennter editing interface

Trim Video

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

ennter cut interface

Edit MKV

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.

edit mkv file

Add Subtitles

Also, in the right of the window, click the Subtitle Disabled > Add Subtitle on the right of the loaded fragment, then, you can load in previously downloaded subtitles from the local computer.

add subtitle

Step 4Convert 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.

4. Other Methods to Edit MKV

Except for program on computer, you can also try some online tools. It won't ask you to download or install them, just visit the page, and then upload and do what you want with ease. However, online tools always have some limitations as their design or process. It is recommended that you can try FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate because of its user-friendly design and simple operations. Why not download and have a try now!

Video Converter Ultimate
Video Converter Ultimate

Video Converter Ultimate is the best video and audio converting software which can convert MPG/MPEG to MP4 with fast speed and high output image/sound quality.

  • Convert any video/audio like MPG, MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP3, etc.
  • Support 1080p/720p HD and 4K UHD video converting.
  • Powerful editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Enhance, 3D and more.
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