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How do I get .mkv on my ipad?

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    I keep trying to add ~2gb mkv files through ITunes using the "Add file to library", but whenever I do, nothing happens. I have been having to convert them to .mp4 and then it works fine. How can I get mkv on there? The mp4 are the same filesize so it seems pointless to go through all this conversion
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    Well if you are on a Mac you need perlian and apple QuickTime pro.. Just export as a pass through as a . Mp4 and it works great... If you need further steps just ask.
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    i dont want to convert it, I want to view it as mkv. Is there an app i can use that will allow me to copy files to my ipad without using itunes?
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    You are not converting the video just the audio.. It's takes like 3 mins... As appose to converting the video and audio which takes forever... The video remain untouched and very high resolution.
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    well im not on a mac so i guess it doesnt matter. any other ideas?
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    I use an app called AVPlayer HD. It will let you transfer files by HTTP or FTP. So you run the app, set up the server, log into your iPad on your PCs browser, then select the file you want to transfer. I moved a 6.6GB mkv file last night using this app. It also plays the files, too, so it is a one-stop solution. You do have to pay for it, though.
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    Get AVPlayerHD, it will play your .mkv files with no converting. It's what I use and love it, plays 720p .mkv's flawlessly for me.

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    Thx
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    Your very welcome.

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    Further simple steps please? Thanks.
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    Download Gotsent to convert .mkv's to .mp4's if you want to convert .mkv to .mp4.

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    Great Info even I was looking out for something to play .mkv files ? I thought an Apple device would never play a .mkv file !
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    Stream to me is another great app, it will stream 720p .mkv files with minimal CPU useage, as it doesn't need to convert them on the fly.

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    If you need to convert .mkv to .mp4 use GotSent, it's free and it's an awesome converter designed to only convert .mkv to .mp4. The quality is amazing when done and it's fairly quick to.

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    iPad 3rd Gen now supports 1080p MP4. More specs quoted from Apple - The new iPad - View all the technical specifications.

    Video formats supported: 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


    MKV is not supported format. Refer to the below guide if you'd like to preserve 1080p quality:
    How to Convert MKV to The New iPad (iPad 3)
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    iPad doesn't support MKV files. iPad vide players still can't support it well, you have to convert.
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    no need to convert try vlc on itunes store search vlc and try it for free with ads if u like it :thumbs:
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    Just for clarification: VLC got removed from the App Store ages ago. So, it's not a viable alternative.

    Marilyn
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    There is an app there called vlc streamer and another called vlc remote. One streams from your PC and the other is a remote control app that let you control vlc running on a PC.

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