While great for video playback, if you have a large collection of MKV video files, the iPad is a bit limited.
Out of the box, the iPad Mini does not support MKV files, and while players like Dice Player, MX Player and Rock Player enable support for additional video file formats, most MKV files need to be played in "software" mode, which, especially with HD MKV videos, often results in playback issues such as lip sync, stuttering and even freezing video.
The best solution to play MKV files on the iPad Mini is to convert them to a format that is supported by the build-in video codec of the iPad.
There are plenty of different software applications available for this, with free ones such as Handbrake and Freemake being quite popular, and a large amount of similar-looking Chinese apps that are promoted in the strangest forums and blogs, but the fastest, easiest and most affordable tool for converting a large amount of MKV files to the proper format for the iPad is DVD Catalyst 4.
With its automatic batch system, the (minimal) amount of effort of setting up a conversion of 1 MKV movie, or 1000's of Anime MKV episodes is the same.
Batch-conversions on most conversion tools requires you to manually setup the conversion for each individual file, but with DVD Catalyst 4, just select the device (Apple iPad Mini) you want:
and drag your MKV files or video folders over to DVD Catalyst 4:
and with a single click, all your video files will be optimized for the build-in video playback hardware of your iPad, ensuring the best video quality and playback experience possible.
For more information about DVD Catalyst 4, you can visit the website here: