Having trouble adding MKV files to iTunes library for syncing or playback? If so, just follow this simple guide to learn how to fix the problem easily and quickly.
If you attempt to import your MKV files to iTunes (iTunes 12.1), and possibly sync them to your iDevices later, you are not going to get what you want. This is due to iTunes’ incompatibility with MKV files. Any videos you try to add to iTunes need to be encoded with H.264 and wrapped up in MP4, MOV or M4V file container. To successfully load MKV files to iTunes, you’ll need to convert MKV videos to iTunes-compatible format for syncing across multiple devices easily. Here is how.
To get the job done, first you need to download and install a third-party program to your Mac or PC. EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended to try because it stands apart from the competitors for its low CPU useage, fast conversion speed and lossless image quality. Besides, the program provides optimized presets for almost all models of iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Apple TV. After the conversion, you can easily add your MKV videos to iTunes without any hassle. By the way, Windows users can go the the Windows version here.
The Steps: Convert MKV to iTunes-friendly MP4 format
Step 1: After downloading, install and run the Mac MKV to iTunes Converter. Then click Add Files to load the MKV video you want to convert. Or directly drag the files to the item bar for conversion. When files are loaded, you’re free to preview them, take snapshots, merge videos, etc. as you like.
Step 2: To encode MKV format for iTunes, simply choose MP4 as the output video format from Profile > Common Video since MP4 is an iTunes friendly video format. You can also select MOV or M4V as the targeted format. And if you want to add MKV files to iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. via iTunes, you can even specify iPhone, iPad or iPod as the output format to convert .mkv video to fit your Apple devices.
Step 3: OK, now simply click the Convert button to start the video conversion and wait for it to be done. When the conversion completes, locate the converted iTunes compatible MP4 video directly by clicking Open Folder. After that, you can import the files to iTunes library without any troubles.
To sync the converted video to your device, first connect your device to your computer. Then find your device in the iTunes’ sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your device.
If you’re facing problems attempting to add downloaded videos or want to get the movies on Blu-ray/DVD to iTunes, at the same saving time and effort, the all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you.