I would like to easily be able to convert a MKV video to MP4 video in Ubuntu. Is there any way I can easily do this at all?


One easy way (requiring a terminal), is using FFMPEG.

First, open a terminal and install FFMPEG with this command:

sudo apt install ffmpeg

Now all you have to do to convert your video is this one single command:

ffmpeg -i <inputfile> <outputfile>

For example, in your case:

ffmpeg -i input.mkv output.mp4

FFMPEG will automatically detect/use the correct input and output formats.

Conversion may take a few minutes based on length and frame rate of video.

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  • Thank you. This works 100%! – tandoni86 Jun 16 at 19:52

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