Possible way to enable iTunes 11 read MKV files

This article tells you how to stream iTunes supported and unsupported MKV video files on your Apple devices through iTunes.

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A number of HD videos downloaded from the internet are wrapped up in MKV container and you can play them on Mac using a media player like VLC, or Quicktime with Perian plugin. The point here, you will find it a painful experience when you try to add MKV files to iTunes for easy syncing with iPad, iPhone or iPod. The reason is very simple. Only a few of media formats including MV4, MOV and MP4 are supported by iTunes and MKV is not in the supported list. However, there is an easy option to achieve your goal smoothly. You just need to convert MKV videos to iTunes compatible format for syncing across multiple devices easily.

To convert MKV to iTunes seamlessly and effortlessly, Brorsoft Video Converter is what you need. It supports converting video from all regular format to iTunes compatible formats, whatever it's MOV, MP4 or M4V. What's more, if you want to play MKV video on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, you can directly select the device model as the output format. No manual video settings are required. All Apple devices are supported, including iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPhone 5S, iPod touch 5, Apple TV, etc.

Note: This program is cross-platform, and below guide takes Windows screenshots. If you're running a Mac, please get the Mac Video Converter. The way to convert MKV to iTunes on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer's operating system.

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Easy Steps to Convert MKV to iTunes-friendly format

Step 1. Load MKV videos into MKV to iTunes converter

You can drag any MKV file in Finder and drop to the program or add them by clicking Add button. It allows you to add several video files at a time and convert them at one go.

Step 2. Select an iTunes-compatible format

In the Format tray, switch to Common Video and choose MOV, or MP4 as your output format. You can also specify an output folder. Otherwise, the default folder will be used.

If you want to sync the converted video to a specific devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod or other devices, you can choose your device model from an array of device-specific profiles.

Tips: Your original videos comes in several parts and you want to combine them into a single video file for continuous playback? Just turn on the "Merge" option at botton, then your video will be merged into one automatically after conversion. On the other hand, you can also cut a big MKV video file into smaller video clips. In addition, the bundled video editor allows you apply different special effects to your video. Another interesting feature is its ability to rip audio contents from MKV video or other video source to MP3,AAC formats.

Step 3. Converting MKV to iTunes

When everything is OK, simply click the Convert button to begin the conversion from MKV to iTunes format. When the conversion is finished, you can import and play your videos on iTunes or transfer them to iPhone, iPad via iTunes with ease.

To import videos to iTunes, open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag and drop the converted video to iTunes. And then find the video in the Movies category.

To sync the converted video to your device, first connect your device to your Mac. Then find your device in the iTunes' sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your device.

Conclusion: The advantages of this MKV to iTunes Video Converter are low CPU usage, fast conversion speed and high quality. The output videos looks quite nice on iPad, iPhone, iPod screen. Now you can put your favorite MKV movies on your iDevices and enjoy them on the go!

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