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Play MKV movies on iPad Air/iPad Pro

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Play MKV movies on iPad Air/iPad Pro Reply with quote

Nowadays, many movies are made as MKV format on the internet. That’s because MKV format won’t lose any video quality or audio channel when you encapsulate BD/DVD movies. There is another important reason is MKV is an open source format.

Playing MKV movies on iPad Air/iPad Pro is still a big problem to many Apple fans. iPad Air/iPad Pro still doesn’t support for playing MKV movies natively. 

Solution 1: Install a MKV player in App Store

You can click here and it will take you to the download page of VLC for Mobile. VLC is a free media player which supports for playing MKV files on iPad Air/iPad Pro.

Solution 2: Transcode MKV movies to MP4 format

This is an alternative to VLC. What you need is just an video converter, which can trasncode MKV movies to MP4 format. Here I recommend Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (Windows version) to enable you to watch MKV movies on iPad Air/iPad Pro.

Why do I recommend this video converter.
  • This is an All-in-One video converter.
  • Able to convert any kind of movie, including MKV, to MP4 format for iPad Air/iPad Pro in a short time.
  • You won’t have imcompatible issues about video or audio any more with this video converter
  • Support latest Mac OS X El Capitan and Windows 10
  • The most important thing is you can choose the preset output profile for iPad Air/iPad Pro by just two clicks.


Other Download:
- Amazon Store Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QIBK0TQ
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76179460.html

How to Play MKV movies on iPad Air/iPad Pro

Step 1. After you install this MKV converter, run it. Then click "Add Video" button to browse and choose your MKV movies or the folder to load them.

Tips: The picture below is “Merge into one file” option which can be used for merging several movie clips into one file.

Step 2. For converting MKV movies to MP4 format, just click the “Format” bar and follow "iPad" to select "iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)" from the drop-down list. iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4) is suitable for iPad Air/iPad Pro.

Step 3. At last, please go back to main UI and hit on the "Convert" button to start converting MKV files to MP4. The conversion will be finished in just a coffee time. After that, you will be able to import and watch MKV movies on iPad Air/iPad Pro. Enjoy!

Related Software:
Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac: If you want to watch DVD movies on iPad Air/iPad Pro, you can try another software - Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. This App can help you extract DVD movies out for playing on iPad Air/iPad Pro.

Src: http://format-guides.blogspot.com/2016/01/watch-mkv-movies-on-ios-9.3-ipadair2.html

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