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How to edit MKV

This article will guide you through the steps of editing MKV videos. The tool you will need is Aura Video Editor, which enables you to edit any video formats with photos, music, transitions and effects to MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, etc. for iPod, iPhone, PSP, iPad, Zune, mobile phones and more.

The tutorial of How to edit MKV will teach you how to add MKV videos, images and music, then apply transitions and effects to MKV, trim it, add watermarks and subtitles, overlay videos and at last save it to various video formats or even DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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The MKV program

Key Features of Aura Video Editor

  • Supports editing MKV and other common video formats, audio formats and images
  • Supports trimming MKV and other videos
  • Unique Timeline & Storybox panels
  • Provides transition & video effects
  • Overlay video & mix audio
  • Add watermarks & subtitles
  • Save movie for various devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Zune, etc.
  • Burn to DVD and Blu-ray disc
  • More features...

The MKV software screenshot

How to edit MKV

Editing requirements

  • MKV video files; audio and images(optional)
  • A computer runs Windows system(incl. Windows 7)
  • Editing tool: Aura Video Editor

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Three steps to edit MKV

Step 1. Add MKV video files

To begin with, start Aura Video Editor to do the MKV editing work. Click on Import button to add MKV videos to the main panel. If you'd like to add images and audio files along with the MKV, so then you can edit MKV with those, click Import to add, too. Or you can directly drag&drop them to the main panel.

Then you can drag and drop the MKV videos, images and audio files to the editing panel. Before you drop the first MKV video file to the video editing area, the MKV editor will prompt a box and give you the chance to add the chapter name to your MKV editing file and choose the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9.

You can choose from two editing modes: Storybox- and Timeline-mode.

Add MKV video files to Aura Video Editor

Step 2. Apply transitions and effects to edit MKV

Now we go to the step of applying transitions and effects. Click seperately on the Transition and Video Effects buttons to choose from numbers of amazing effects to apply to MKV. To apply them you just need to drag the transition or effect you need and drop it on MKV or image in the editing panel.

You can also overlay videos to MKV file if you want. Just choose one video and drop to the Video overlay editing panel, adjust the timeline.

If you want to add watermark, click on the MKV video first, then click through Edit > Add watermarks.

To add a subtitle for the MKV editing, simply double click the Subtitle editing area to add.

Add transitions and effects to edit MKV

Step 3. Convert edited MKV to video or DVD

After editing MKV with all factors, we go to the final step - publish MKV. Aura Video Editor provides two output ways: convert MKV to video or burn to DVD disc.

If you want to watch the edited MKV video on your portable media device like iPod, iPhone, etc., choose Video File output way. There will be dozens of preset output profiles for converting MKV to almost every kind of media devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, iPad, Zune, Xbox 360, mobile phones and more.

If you need to burn the edited MKV to standard DVD or Blu-ray disc, choose DVD Disc as the output way. Aura Video Editor even provides you with some wonderful DVD menu templates so you can display your MKV DVD file more beautifully. You can also select one image of your own from the computer as the DVD background menu. Of course you can disable the menu function if you don't want any.

Convert MKV to video or DVD

Still got questions about how to edit MKV? See more tips below:

  • Why some of the editing buttons are greyed-out?

After adding MKV to the editing panel, you may see some of the editing buttons like Trim, Advanced, Duration are greyed-out. You just need to select one editing object, then the respective button will be selectable. For example, if you want to trim MKV, click on the MKV video, then the Trim button will light up; the Advanced button is for overlaying the MKV.

  • What if the output video profiles don't have the profile that I want?

If the media device that you need is not listed in the output video profiles of the MKV editing software, don't worry, you can easily custom it by yourself. We provide many options here, like video codec, video frame size, framerate, bitrate, audio codec, audio track, subtitle, etc. In the dropdown profile list there are Customized File Formats options, you can choose one format that matches your media device, then change the parameters, the output video file will play on your media device just fine.

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