How to Edit MKV Files for Free (Step-by-step Guide)


MiniTool MovieMaker, a free, no ads, no bundle video editor, is a wise choice for most common users. This free editor not only can edit MKV files, but also can edit MP4 and other files.
Step 1. Download and Install MKV Video Editor Free
Download and install MiniTool MovieMaker on your PC. Next, launch this free MKV editor, and close the movie templates window to open its main window. This free tool is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7. Here, we take Windows 10 for example.

Step 2. Edit MKV Files with Basic Features
In the main interface of this free video editor, you can click the Import Media files button to import your MKV files or other media files you needed like music files. Drag and drop all needed files you want to edit to the timeline. Then, edit MKV files.

Feature 1. Mute the background noise

If your MKV file contains some background noise, you can easily remove it. Move your mouse to the video clip in the timeline, and click the music icon to mute the background music.

Feature 2. Rotate video

Whether you want to rotate a video 90 degrees or change a video from vertical to horizontal, MiniTool MovieMaker can help you. Double click the video you want to rotate in the video track and rotate it as your needs. Let’s learn how to rotate video.

Feature 3. Combine video

MiniTool MovieMaker lets you combine multiple videos one. To merge videos together for free, you only need to import your files, drag and drop them into the timeline, edit these files and save it.

Related article: merge MP4 files

Feature 4. Video transitions

MiniTool MovieMaker offers different types of video transition including diagonals, iris, page peel, reveals, wipe, etc. You can apply them in film or video editing to connect one shot to another. Click the Transition tab, select the transition you want to use, drag and drop it to the two clips in timeline.

Feature 5. Trim/Split video

How to split or trim MKV file? For instance, how to quickly remove the beginning part and end part of a video? Video trimmer can do it. To trim MKV file, select the video file, and change the duration in timeline by moving the clip’s start point or end point.

Feature 6. Add text to MKV

This free MKV editor offers many different animated text effects. You can add titles, end credits as well as subtitles to MKV to complete your story. The default duration of a subtitle effect is about 4 seconds, and you can trim it to change the duration.
Step 7. Add music to video

You can add music to video to change the tone of your movie. MiniTool MovieMaker offers a royalty-free music library you can access, and also lets you import your own music files.

Then, you can edit music files to make a cool film. For instance, you can adjust audio volume, trim or split music, fade in or fade out music, etc.

Step 3. Save edited MKV files
After editing MKV files, you can save it on PC or export it to a device.
Export MKV file to PC

You can save the MKV file on your PC. You also can save the MKV file into other different video file formats including MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, F4V, TS, 3GP, MPEG-2, WEBM, GIF, etc. In another word, MiniTool MovieMaker can easily change video format.

Choose a file format, give a name, select a location to save the MKV file, and click the Settings to change video quality or change video resolution, and click Export button again to save it.

Export MKV file to device

This free MKV editor also lets you export the MKV file to devices including iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, Smartphone, Nexus, Xboxone, Galaxy note 9, PS4, and Sony TV.

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