It may sound simple to convert a DVD's Video_TS folder to MKV format, but technical factors like choosing a program or output options can become complicated. However, there are several easy-to-use programs that can convert the contents of TS folders into an MKV, or a Matroska file container, for playback on your computer or mobile device. Among the many options are programs like HandBrake, Aimersoft DVD Ripper and DVDFab.
Visit HandBrake's download page (see Resources), click the download link corresponding to your operating system, follow the installation instructions, and then launch HandBrake.
Insert your DVD into your disc drive, if applicable, click the "Source" button, and then select the "Folder" or "DVD Drive" option, depending on whether your TS folder is located on your hard drive or on a DVD.
Click the "Title" drop-down box under the Source field, and then select the longest title in the list.
Click the "Container" drop-down menu in the Output Settings portion of the window, and then select "MKV File."
Press the "Browse" button next to the Destination field, and then select an output location for your MKV file.
Click the "Start" button, and then wait for the conversion to finish.
Aimersoft DVD Ripper
Download and install the latest version of Aimersoft DVD Ripper by clicking the download link at the top of the program's download page (see Resources). Double-click the EXE program file, follow the on-screen installation instructions, and then launch Aimersoft DVD Ripper.
Load your DVD into your computer's disc drive, and then click the "Load DVD" button. Files within the DVD's TS folder load automatically. If adding the TS folder from your computer, drag and drop its icon directly onto Aimersoft DVD Ripper's Source panel.
Click the "Profile" drop-down box, hover your cursor over the "Common Video" arrow, and then select "MKV" from the list of options.
Press the "Settings" button next to the Profile field to change your MKV's bit rate, frame rate or resolution, if necessary.
Click the "Browse" button at the bottom of Aimersoft DVD Ripper's main window, and then select an output location for your MKV file.
DVDFab DVD Ripper
Visit DVDFab's home page (see Resources) to download and install the latest version of DVDFab. Double-click the DVDFab program file when the download has finished to open DVDFab.
Click the "Ripper" menu option at the top of DVDFab's main window.
Insert your DVD into your computer's disc drive, wait for its contents to load in DVDFab's Source window, and then click the titles in the Source window you want converted.
Click the "Profile" drop-down box, and then select "Format."
Choose one of the "MKV" output options (see Tips). Press the "Advanced Settings" button for additional output options like resolution and encoding method. Press "OK."
Click the "Save To" drop-down box, and then choose a save location on your computer.
Press the "Start" button to start converting your TS folder to the MKV format.
- Consult your program or mobile device's user manual for any required MKV playback settings.
- If more than one file appears in Aimersoft DVD Ripper's main window, merge them all into one MKV file by clicking the "Merge Into One File" box at the bottom of the main window.
- TS to MKV converters will not convert copy-protected DVDs.
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