January 31st, 2016

Converting mkv to m4v/mp4 for use with Connect 360

This is a how to for converting mkv files to mp4 on a mac for use with Xbox360 (Connect 360).


I've been doing the same thing for years using "video passthrough" with ffmpeg.   Here's my script for that using ffmpeg:

$ cat ~/bin/convert-2-m4v.sh

echo $1
NAME=`echo $1| rev | cut -d. -f2- |rev`
echo $NAME

/opt/local/binary_downloads/ffmpeg -i $1 -vcodec copy -acodec copy $NAME.m4v