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How to convert OBS: MKV to MP4 file

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OBS is a powerful screen recording and broadcasting tool. You’ll be hard pressed to find paid apps that offer the same features. OBS lets users add overlays, create scenes, switch between scenes, record desktop audio, and more. By default, the app saves videos to the MKV format which, in many video editors, is not supported.

OBS: MKV to MP4

OBS outputs files in the MKV format and like any other video file format, an MKV file can be converted to an MP4. You can also change the format that OBS saves to by default i.e., you can have it output an MP4 file and skip the conversion step.

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Convert MKV to MP4

There are hundreds of online tools that you can use to convert an MKV file to MP4. We recommend using CloudConvert.

  1. Visit CloudConvert.
  2. Click the Select Files button.
  3. Select the MKV file you want to convert.
  4. Click the wrench icon and change the quality of the output file if you want.
  5. Click Convert.
  6. Download the converted MP4 file.

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Change output to MP4

Uploading a screen recording, and then downloading it can take time. You’re dependent on a web service which may go down, or restrict you from converting one too many files. It’s always better to use an offline conversion tool. In OBS’ case though, you can change the output format and skip the conversion step.

  1. Open OBS.
  2. Click Settings in the column on the right.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab.
  4. Enable the Automatically remux to MP4 option.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. All recordings will now output at MP4 files.

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Other video formats

OBS does not support other output formats natively. If you’d rather work with, for example, an MOV file, you’ll have to find a conversion tool for the job. You can use CloudConvert or find an offline/desktop tool to do the job. 

Conclusion

The MKV format gives you an HD file, to the extent of your screen’s resolution. You won’t get a 4K resolution video if your monitor/system do not support it. MP4 will be a smaller file, and the quality may be lower. To get a good quality MP4 file, you should have OBS output the file as an MP4 file instead of using a conversion tool for the job. Online conversion tools may not always keep the quality of the video in mind when they convert a file. Some also compress files during conversion and that may ultimately give you a lower quality file that you cannot work with when it comes down to editing it.

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How to force restart your iPhone 13 Pro

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When the iPhone was first released, it changed how phones were designed. Instead of entire keyboards or multiple hard buttons, the design worked with a single Home button. There were, and continue to be, hard buttons on the side but over the years, the Home button too has been retired. 

Force restart iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro is the newest iPhone model (at present) and it as such, it has no Home button. In terms of design and the functionality of the buttons, they’ve changed quite a bit from the first iPhone to the iPhone 8 models. Up until that point, the side button on these iPhones could be used to restart an iPhone. It now activates Siri if it’s held down.

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How to force restart iPhone 13 Pro

There are two ways to force restart an iPhone 13 Pro; you can go through the Settings app, or you can use the hard buttons on the side of your device.

Method 1: Settings app

The Settings app has a built-in option for restarting your iPhone. If the phone’s UI is responsive, this is the easiest method to restart an iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Shut Down.
  4. Use the on-screen slider to power the iPhone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side button/Siri button to turn it on.

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Method 2: Hard buttons

If you’re phone UI is not responsive, or it’s slowed down for whatever reason, you can use the hard buttons on the side of the device to restart it.

  1. Press the Volume up button and release it.
  2. Press the Volume down button and release it.
  3. Press and hold the side/Siri button until you see the power off slider.
  4. Use the power off slider to turn the phone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side/Siri button to turn it back on.

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Conclusion

iPhones, or rather iOS  does not have a restart option. You will always turn the iPhone off first, and then turn it on after. If you’ve been using an Android phone, you may be used to having a Restart option in the power menu but iOS does not follow the same approach. There are no other ways to trigger a phone shut down unless you allow the battery to drain completely. If you’re having trouble with your iPhone after taking it in for repairs, you may need to have it checked again. A force restart may be of little help. For now, it’s best to always take the device to Apple if you want to have something fixed. 

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How do I find my friends on Minecraft?

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Minecraft was never big on needing an account to play it. Users needed to create a Mojang account to purchase the game but nothing beyond that. This changed after Microsoft bought Minecraft. You now need a Microsoft Live account to play Minecraft. The good news is, a Microsoft Live account works with Xbox’s services and its network of games and players.

Find friends on Minecraft

Minecraft is an open world game that you can play online with multiple players. You have the option to join any online server and there will be other players there. If you’d rather not play with strangers, you can always play with your friends. The trick is finding them and getting them all on the same server.

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How to find friends on Minecraft

There are different ways to find your friends on Minecraft. If you’d like to go with the simplest route, you can simply share the server that you’re playing on and have them all join it. You won’t be ‘connected’ to your friends but you will all be on the same server where you can play together.

Find gamer tags

Before you can invite your friends to play Minecraft with you, you need to add them. Friends are added via a gamer tag. A gamer tag is obtained from the Xbox app. Anyone that plays Minecraft has a Microsoft Live account and by association, they have a game tag.

Ask your friends for their game tag. Once you have the tag, you can add it directly when you invite friends to play a Minecraft game or you can add them on the Xbox app (you don’t need to own an Xbox). You can get the app on your mobile device or on Windows 10.

Once you have the Xbox app, follow these steps.

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  1. Open the Xbox app.
  2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account that you use to sign in on Minecraft.
  3. Go to the Social tab.
  4. Enter your friend’s gamer tag in the search bar.
  5. Select them from the results and click Follow.
  6. Have your friend follow you back.
  7. Once you’re mutually following each other, the other person will appear as a friend.

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Add friends on Minecraft

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, go to world’s settings.
  4. On the right, click the Invite to game button.
  5. Select a friend from the list and send the invite.

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If you haven’t added your friends on Xbox, but you have their gamer tag, you can invite them directly in Minecraft.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, escape/exit to the game’s settings.
  4. Click the Invite to game button.
  5. Click Add friend.
  6. Enter your friend’s gamer tag.
  7. Send the invite.

Conclusion

Friends on Minecraft are connected via the Xbox network which you automatically join when you create a Microsoft Account. You will need to generate a gamer tag for yourself but that’s all you need. The gamer tag is essential for adding friends on Minecraft. You do not need to purchase Xbox related services. 

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