Facinig the problem playing MKV videos on iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPad 4, etc. with no sound? You can easily fix the problem via transcoding MKV to iPad compatible video formats first. Read on for details.
“Is there a way to play mkv videos on my ipad mini? i tried using the VLC app and it just says “vlc could not decode the format a52″ and there is no sound. So please if anyone know how i can convert mkv videos or play them directly to my ipad mini i would be very grateful.”
Many folks are experiencing the same problems when enjoying MKV videos on their iPad. Maybe you have tried lots of third-party videos player apps but failed. Your iPad may refuse to play some of these MKV files with an unhelpful audio codec error message displaying right on your screen. In fact, an MKV is just a container format, holding video, audio, image or subtitle files in it. The video and audio files in different MKV files can be encoded with different codecs. For example, an MKV file with DTS audio can’t be rendered on iPad even with a powerful third-party iOS video player.
Luckily, this problem is easy to solve – all you have to do is convert the MKV videos to an iPad-friendly foramt. Once yo have, you can add them to iTunes and transfer them to your iPad for enjoyment with ease. Along with some from a third-party program like EaseFab Video Converter, you can get the job done effortlessly.
The program is very ease to use and can produce excellent results for the iPad Air, iPad Mini. Conversion speed seems fine and the converted videos look decent on iPad as original. Apart from encoding MKV to iPad Air/iPad Mini, it also can aid you to batch convert kinds of 720p, 1080p HD videos in various formats like MPG, FLV, AVI, MTS, WMV, TiVo, MXF, VOB, etc. The equivalent Mac version is Video Converter for Mac. Just get the right one according to your situation.
Simple steps to Convert MKV to iPad Compatible Format
Step 1. Load MKV videos
You can drag any MKV file and drop to the program or add them by clicking Add Video button. It allows you to add several video files at a time and convert them at one go.
Step 2. Select output format
In the Profile tray, switch to Apple category and choose iPad Air, iPad Mini, or iPad Mini 2 according to your device as the output format. The output videos will fit your deivce nicely. You can also specify an output folder. Otherwise, the default folder will be used.
Tips: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the “Settings” button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.
Step 3. Start the conversion
When everything is ready, click the Convert button and all the imported MKV video files will be converted to iPad Air and iPad Mini highly compatible formats.
Once the conversion completes, you can add them to your iTunes library and then sync them to your iDevice for enjoyment anywhere you like!
To import videos to iTunes, open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag and drop the converted video to iTunes. And then find the video in the Movies category.
To sync the converted video to your iPad Air or iPad Mini, 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.