More and more people start to use MKV files now. However, most of the players, such as iPod, iPhone, PSP, can’t play MKV videos. So, this tutorial intend to explain what is MKV and how to convert MKV files to mp4,mov format to play on iPod, iPhone.
More and more people start to use MKV files now. However, most of the players, such as iPod, iPhone, PSP, can’t play MKV videos. This causes headache to many people. So, this tutorial intend to explain what is MKV and how to convert MKV files to mp4,mov format to play on iPod, iPhone and other incompatible players.
This includes 3 parts:
Part 1: What is MKV and how to play MKV files?
- What is MKV and how to play MKV files?
- How to convert MKV video to MP4, MOV etc for iPod, iPhone?
- How to import converted files to iPhone, iPod touch nano?
MKV is the video type of Matroska. It 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. MKV is similar to AVI , but MKV is much newer, and can contain all kinds of stuff that doesn’t fit into AVI. It also has numerous features that AVI lacks.
Here's recommended MKV Players for playing .mkv files.
- VLC media player - Free cross-platform media player.
- BSPlayer - Windows player for playing back avi/asf/mpeg video files.
- SMPlayer - Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs.
- FantasyDVD Player - Stylish and well equipped DVD player.
- Media Player Classic - Extremely light-weight media player for Windows.
Part 2: How to convert MKV video to MP4, MOV etc for iPod, iPhone?
iPod/ iPhone do not support playing MKV files directly, but it does support MP4 and MOV videos. So we can convert MKV video to MP4 or MOV format first. This process should work fairly fast.
Step 1: Import MKV files
You can either click add button to insert the files you want to convert，or easily drag & drop the MKV files into ‘Getting started’ table.
Step 2: Edit Video files. (Option)
Click “Edit” button, you are allowed to edit video by cropping, trimming, adjusting effect and editing watermark.
Step 3: Customize output settings.
Click the "Convert to" drop-down menu to select the output format you need to convert, you can choose MP4 or MOV video format;
Click the "Target Path" button to find the destination folder for saving output format;
Click "Settings" button in the output settings area, you are allowed to customize the output parameters;
Step 4: Start conversion.
Click "Start" button on right bottom of the main interface, you are allowed to start conversion. All the tasks of conversion will be finished at fast speed and high output quality.
Part 3: How to import converted files to iPhone, iPod touch nano?
First, you need to launch iTunes, click File option on menu, and add your converted files to iTunes library. Then，connect your iPod/ iPhone to computer via USB cable, iTunes will detect your iPod/ iPhone. After that, click iTunes “File -> Sync iPod/ iPhone”, and the files will be transferred to your iPod/ iPhone from iTunes library. When updating completed, you will find the videos on you iPod/ iPhone.