Tuesday, January 11, 2011

How to convert mkv to iPad on Mac

What is MKV?

The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only.

How to convert MKV to iPad video on Mac?

The following guide shows you how to convert MKV to iPad compatible video format on Mac OS X for viewing on Apple iPad using MKV to iPad Converter for Mac.

Step 1. Add MKV Files

Download the latest version of MKV to iPad Converter for Mac, install and run it.

convert MKV to iPad

Click the "Add Files" button to import the MKV files stored on your Macintosh HD. Then you can get the video information in the manager panel.

Step 2. Select Output Format

After the MKV files are imported, go to the "Output" panel. Click the "Profile" drop-down list to choose the format that iPad supports. Here, you may choose "iPad MPEG4 Video" as the output video format.

convert MKV to iPad video

Step 3. Start Converting

When all settings are done, click the "Convert Now" button to start to convert MKV to iPad format.

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