iTunes is a great application to manage the digital music and video files on Apple’s popular devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV. However, iTunes very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it, and it could only recognize video files formatted in MP4, MOV, M4V, which means MKV videos can’t be added directly to iTunes or transferred to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad. If you get used to the iTunes feature and want to add your MKV files to iTunes, there is also a smart solution: converting your MKV files to iTunes friendly format, i.e. H.264 encoded MP4 video.
In fact, with the right program, you can get all done easily and quickly. To convert MKV to iTunes seamlessly and effortlessly, you’re recommended to try Brorsoft Video Converter. It provides fast access to high-qualified and easy-handled converting and converting from MKV files to virtually any video formats, SD version and HD version. Meanwhile, it directly offer presets for iOS devices and Apple TV, so that you can import the converted files to iTunes smoothly and play them perfectly on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, etc. Here comes the detail.
Note: This program is cross-platform, and below guide takes Windows screenshots. If you’re running a Mac, please get the Mac Video Converter. The way to convert MKV to iTunes on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer’s operating system.
Guide of Converting and Adding MKV files to iTunes Library
Step 1: Load MKV videos into MKV to iTunes converter
Install and run this video converter for iTunes, add the MKV or AVI, VOB, MPG videos which you want to convert by directly dragging them to the main window of this program. Another way to import files can be done with clicking the Add button.
Step 2. Select iTunes supported format
Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format. If you want to import .mkv to iTunes for playing on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, etc., you can also directly select a format from decent device preset like iPad.
Tips: Your original videos comes in several parts and you want to combine them into a single video file for continuous playback? Just turn on the “Merge into one file” option beside “Settings” button, then your video will be merged into one automatically after conversion. On the other hand, you can also cut a big MKV video file into smaller video clips. In addition, the bundled video editor allows you apply different special effects to your video. Another interesting feature is its ability to rip audio contents from MKV video or other video source to MP3, AAC formats.
Step 3. Converting MKV to iTunes
When everything is OK, simply click the Convert button to begin the conversion from MKV to iTunes format.
Step 4. Import video to iTunes library
Now the converted MKV video is ready to be imported into iTunes and if necessary, sync with your Apple device. 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 device, first connect your device to your Mac. Then find your device in the iTunes’ sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your device.
Conclusion: The advantages of this MKV to iTunes Video Converterare low CPU usage, fast conversion speed and high quality. The output videos looks quite nice on iPad, iPhone, iPod screen. Now you can put your favorite MKV movies on your iPhone, iPad, iPod and enjoy them on the go!