Can we watch MKV movies on iPad mini? Which formats does iPad support for movies?
Like its predecessor new iPad, the 7.9-inch, $329 iPad mini does not play MKV movies either. So
which formats does iPad Mini support for movies? According to Apple, the iPad Mini plays
“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” – from iPad Mini Specs, apple.com
Apparently MKV format is not here, but that does not mean we can’t watch MKV movies on iPad Mini – there are plenty of iOS based third-party media players that let you play MKV files on iPad Mini, some of there even support external srt subtitles. Besides, you may convert MKV to iPad Mini supported MP4 before transferring movies to iPad Mini – just get a MKV to iPad Mini Converter.
Do I need an MKV Converter for iPad Mini?
Well, it depends on where you get the MKVs from. If you plan to download movies from Internet, all you need is an MKV Player for iPad; if you’re about to transfer MKV movies to iPad Mini from local computer, MKV Converter is necessary.
This is because your iPad mini must be synced with iTunes, which, just like the iPad and iPhone, does not support MKV either. That’s to say, in order to watch MKV movies on iPad Mini, you have to
1. Convert MKV to MP4 (otherwise iTunes will not add the videos) on computer.
2. Add converted movies (.mp4 files) to iTunes movie library.
3. Connect iPad Mini to computer and sync movies from iTunes to iPad Mini.
Is there anyway to bypass iTunes and copy MKV to iPad Mini directly? No – not yet at least.
The Best MKV Converter for iPad Mini
The Pavtube MKV Converter is a best choice if you’re looking for a fast and considerate MKV to iPad Mini converter. The software takes advantage of GPU computing to accelerate conversion speed up to 3-5 faster and handles with all kinds of MKV files, including lossless backup of Blu-ray movie. By compressing big MKV 1080p HD files to MP4 videos of 2-4GB in size, it creates iPad Mini ready movies with best possible viewing effect and acceptable file size. Knowing that iPad Mini does not recognize external subtitles (SRT, SSA, USF, VobSub, PGS), it lets you embed soft subs to the video as hard subtitles while converting MKV to iPad Mini optimized videos.
How do I convert MKV to MP4 to play on iPad Mini with subtitles?
Step 1. Drag and drop MKV file to Pavtube MKV Converter. The software supports batch conversion, and you may add multiple MKVs at a time.
Step 2. Select MKV in file list and then set desired audio& subtitles language in drop-down boxes.
Step 3. Select iPad Mini template from the drop-down profile list of “Format” bar.
Step 4. Press the big Convert button to start converting MKV to iPad Mini optimized video.
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