MKV video playback problems

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  1. Bell diver

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    Hi all,
    1st of all Im a computer gimp and hopeless at converting movies in any sort of technical fashion. I have a 64 gb Ipad mini and i use it to watch movies while I work offshore. I load series etc onto it and play directly from the ipad.
    I have AVplayerHD and buzz player.
    Thing is more and more movies, series these days are saved in mkv format and the sound lags and the image stutters.
    Ive tried using all the free apps that convert mkv to mp4 or perhaps just have a ipad mini format etc to keep it simple.
    Trouble is these converted movies into mp4 still dont play and the output source isnt adjustable. Or I dont know what I need to use?

    Is there a recommended converter from the apps store that actually converts MKV files into a good playing file?? Ive searched this high and low and get lost in the technical side of things.
    I just want a converter that works and is drop and drag and spits out what I want?? I also never play these shows on anything other then the ipad mini and I delete them when ive watched them never to see them again.

    Please help the un gifted one!!!
     
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    Note I dont put movies on itunes or save them or stream them.

    I just drop them directly in avplayer HD. if there is a wireless system offshore I just stream through buzz player.

    Please note i see this has been discussed all over the internet but I cant see an actual solution I understand.
     
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    Have you looked at nplayer? Not free, but I installed it after recommendatios here and I have not had to convert any files so far... Handles loads of formats.
     
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    Can you confirm it plays, MKV video files correctly, Have you got any to test it with?
    AVplayerHD was $10 and I have no problem paying for a player that will play MKV files. However my research suggests the ipad mini simply cant play those files and they must be converted, how ever im yet to find a converter that works.

    Also of note i see that AVplayer HD is a highly regarded player?? So I dont want to install something at cost and find I still have the same problems??
     
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    Just checked with homeland mkv episode and no problem - but I am using a 64gb air 2, not a mini. Hopefully someone will come along shortly to confirm mini functionality.
     
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    Mine is a model 1455 so Ipad mini 1 cellular version I believe.
     
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    The app requires iOS 7 and later, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
    It doesn't matter which model it is, if iOS 7, 8 or 9 is installed, it will work on every iPad.
     
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    $14 wasted, Yes plays video fine but the audio is out of sync with the video. Its to frustrating to watch. Or is that accepted?? It doesnt work.
     
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    Wrt $14 wasted: perhaps depending upon country and length of time you have had AVplayerHD, Apple/iTunes do have a refund policy if an app fails to do what it is supposed to do.
     
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    Hmm will try that, but 230 views of this post and no real answers?? So does ipad mini just not play MKV files then?? Or isnt there a decent converter that can convert the mkv files to a playable version??

    I dont understand its just a video file? The files play fine on my mac so its not like they are damaged. Is the ipad mini just not powerful enough to play them?? If that was the case then surely converting them and making them a smaller file would work??
    Yet some of the converters would just fail at even trying to convert them??
     
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