The Apple iPad with Retina Display and iPad Mini are great for you to enjoy movies, TV shows or podcast anytime as long as you want. However, when it comes to playing 1080p/720 MKV videos, many new users get stuck in syncing and compatibility issues.
It is common sense that you must use iTunes for syncing videos to iPad and other iOS devices, which means, you need to add a video to iTunes before you’re able to transfer and watch it on iPad. The problem is, iTunes, even with the latest version, does not accept MKV videos. As we know, MKV (Matroska Video) is a very popular file format for High Definition video. It can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitles tracks in one file. Due to its complexities, Apple decided not to support the MKV format. To get MKV video work on iPad 4, you’re suggested to convert MKV to iPad 4 supported video formats (e.g. H.264 MP4).
iPad 4/iPad mini supported video formats:
“H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format”.
To finish your task, an all-in-one Video Converter tool is needed. Here we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter, a powerful iPad Video Converter that lets you easily and fast encode MKV to MP4 for viewing on iPad 4 or new iPad. Now just download it and follow the steps below to get your work done without any troubles. If you’re working with Mac OS, get Video Converter for Mac instead.
How to Convert 1080p/720 MKV videos for play on iPad 4/iPad 3
1. Install and launch the video converter tool on your PC, click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to import your source materials in .mkv format. Besides MKV, you can also load FLV, AVI, WMV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc. files to the program.
Tips: Thanks to its batch conversion, you can also add several files to convert at one time.
2. Choose output format. Click "Format" bar, you can get optimized videos for iPad 4 under iPad > iPad H.264 Video (*.mp4). The output videos could fit on iPad 4 or new iPad perfectly. If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.
3. After above settings, you can click "Convert" button to start the conversion from MKV to MP4 for Apple iPad.
4. After the process, press “Open” to locate converted files and transfer the MP4 videos to your iPad 4. If you have no idea about iPad file transfer, just see Sync music, movies, TV shows from iTunes 11 to iPad, iPhone, and iPod.
In this way, you can effortlessly play MKV videos on iPad 4 or new iPad tablet as you want. Enjoy!
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