Unfortunately a MKV to AVCHD conversion solution that would be as good as mkv2vob does not currently exist for the Linux operating system. But luckily you can run the very same mkv2vob on your Linux operating system, using the Wine Windows emulator. The installation process however includes one trick, as mkv2vob does not work on Wine straight out of the box. Read on to see how it’s done.
- Install latest Wine. You can find this in Ubuntu Software Center, or the package manager of your Linux distribution. Personally I like Wine Doors, which installs Wine and a software management solution to install a number of popular Windows applications.
- Fetch winetricks script. Winetricks is needed for installing some additional Windows libraries, in order to make mkv2vob to work. Open console and type: wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
- Use winetricks to download needed Windows libraries. In console: sh winetricks vb6run wsh56
- Download the latest mkv2vob and open the installer file using Wine. Click here for the download
And you are done!
Next step is to configure and use mkv2vob for the AVCHD conversion. Check out our mkv2vob related AVCHD guides for guidance. Check out the screenshot of mkv2vob running on Ubuntu Linux – the picture also shows the correct settings for converting MKV files with subtitles to USB AVCHD format to be used in PS3.