MKV File No Audio in PowerDirector – Solution

I have a Movie in MKV format that I import into PowerDirector 11 and then drag it into the timeline and only the video shows up in the timeline. I have other videos I import into PowerDirector in other formats and the audio is attached to the video when i drag them into the timeline but not MKV files. The MKV file works fine using VLC and Windows Media Player, both audio and video. Any solution to fix MKV no audio in PowerDirector issue?

After reading several different posts here I put together a working workflow. Actually, MKV as a container format is not an editor friendly format. That’s the basic reason why Cyberlink PowerDirector can’t import MKV files correctly. In order to import MKV files to PowerDirector for editing, it is necessary to convert MKV to PowerDirector supported format like MPEG2.

Well, the process to convert the files to MPEG2 is fairly easy as long as you have such a tool like Brorsoft Video Converter. By running it, you can transcode MKV clips to PowerDirector compatible format easily. Besides transcoding MKV video to PowerDirector, the all-in-one and easy-to-use toolkit can convert all other popular video formats like AVI, MXF, MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, MTS, VOB, etc. to PowerDirector, Adobe Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects natively supported video formats.

Guide: How to convert and import MKV files to PowerDirector

Step 1. After downloading, install and run the MKV converter, just import the files to the software for converting.

Step 2. Click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > ” MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the output format. MPEG-4, WMV are also the proper choices.

Step 3. Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MKV to PowerDirector will begin immediately.

Tips & Tricks:

a. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)

The MKV to PowerDirector Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding MOV files to MPEG-2. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

b. Basic video editing (optional)

Brorsoft video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import converted MKV files to PowerDirector 11/12/13/14/15 for further editing without any hassle.

Related Guides:
Convert MKV files to Premiere Elements 15/14/13/12/11
Importing MKV Videos to Davinci Resolve(macOS Sierra)
Get MKV Files to iMovie on Mac
Editing MKV Videos in Final Cut Pro X/7

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