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How to Convert and Add MKV videos to iTunes in Mac/Windows


Most recent media found on the web is released in MKV (high definition). You can play them using a media player like VLC or Quicktime with Perian plugin. If you attempt to import your MKV files to iTunes, 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. iTunes is very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it, and only a few of media formats (need to be encoded with H.264 and wrapped up in MP4, MOV or M4V file container) are supported by iTunes. In one word, MKV video files are not supported by iTunes. So you will need to convert MKV videos to iTunes-compatible format for syncing across multiple iDevices easily.

To convert MKV to iTunes seamlessly and effortlessly, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is what you need. 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 iMedia 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.

How to convert MKV to iTunes MP4 videos in Windows/Mac

Install and run this MKV to iTunes converter, add the MKV 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. You can also load DVD, Blu-ray and VOB, WMV, AVI, TiVo, etc. media source files into it.


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. When the conversion is finished, you can import and play your videos on iTunes or transfer them to iPhone, iPad via iTunes with ease.

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 PC or Mac. Then find your device in the iTunes' sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your device.

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