The old version of RealPlayer Version 1.1.5 couldn’t do a MKV to RMVB conversion.
I downloaded a newer version form 2 different software download sites.
Both were unknown to me. I scanned the .exes which were actually downloaders instead of the actual program installer. MalwareBytes found malware in both.
So I gave up on getting a newer version.
I know some of my paid converters will do this but I thought a free one might be in order. I had an older version of FormatFactory & it wouldn’t do this conversion. So I downloaded the latest version. It also came with a downloader but this one scanned clean. I used it
[B]Watchout for all the “crapware” it wants to install[/B]
[B]“Decline” all of it.[/B]
At that point the FFSetup184.108.40.206.exe will be in the same folder as the “downloader”.
Install from that. [B]Uncheck & Decline the “crapware” that is offered again[/B].
This is where I turn FormatFactory into a portable(almost).
I copy & paste FF’s folder from Program Files to another location.
I then uninstall FF .
Then just use the .exe from the copied folder.
This is where the “almost” comes in.
FF will ask & need to install some “inside codecs” & the avisynth it wants.
These appear to be installed in the copied folder. But there may be some registry settings made. I didn’t monitor those.
FormatFactory isn’t my favorite converter but it will work or seems to be as the conversion isn’t finished yet.