Video streaming services like Netflix are great for streaming HD movies and TV shows on iPads with retina displays. Without a doubt, as long as you have our app installed on your iPad, you most likely won’t have any problems streaming video with this type of video. But sometimes, you just want to play local HD MKV video files on an iPad; you will find that the device can’t play it directly, and neither can iPhone and Apple TV. Playing streaming MKV files on an iPad has never been easier, as the iPad natively supports only a small subset of video formats, mostly MP4 and QuickTime variants. We call it a non-Apple-approved media format, and you’ll need to use other methods to view MKV movies and videos on your iPad. Fortunately, you can find a solution in this article.
First, let’s address the following most searched questions:
Q1: Can the iPhone play MKV files?
A: The video formats h264-encoded mp4, and MOV files are the only ones that can be played on the iPhone’s built-in player. You will not be able to play your files directly if they are in a format such as MKV, FLV, RMVB, or AVI, amongst others.
Q2: How Can I Play MKV Files on My iPhone or iPad?
A: If you would like to view and play such unsupported files on an iOS device, you will require a third-party video player that can play MKV as a piece of additional software to assist you. If, on the other hand, you do not wish to install any third-party software on your device, you may simply store MKV files on the iPhone in a format that is supported by your device. Then you can play them without any difficulties or interruptions. There is a workaround available for you to play MKV files regardless of the method that you select.
The best program to convert MKV to iPad
Convert MKV to iPad easily and efficiently with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, which is compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7 and lower and supports almost all major formats. An important feature of this software is that it allows you to convert files for specific devices such as iPad, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air, etc. Besides regular formats, it also supports converting 3D and 4K files of various sizes. Want to quickly convert MKV files to iPad? So easy. It supports single file conversion, batch conversion, file merging, editing video, split-screen and downloading video, etc.
How to convert MKV to iPad with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro?
Step 1: Install the software and load the MKV video into the program.
Visit the official website and download the software to your PC, and enter the “Converter” module from the main interface. Then click “Add Files” to load the MKV video that needs to be converted. Or you can also drag and drop files to the interface.
Step 2: Select output device.
After loading the file, you can choose the output device to convert MKV to iPad. Click the “Output Format” panel on the right side of the interface to enter the format list and select the appropriate iPad model in the “Apple” category. The iPad is compatible with MP4 files, so you can also select “MP4” as the output format under the “Video” tab.
Step 3: Customize parameter settings and start the conversion process.
This is the last step of MKV to iPad. If necessary, you can spend a few seconds to customize the parameter settings such as resolution, bit rate, channel, etc. You can also choose to skip the parameter setting but choose the save path of the output folder. Finally, click the “Run” button to start the entire conversion process.
Extra features of WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro
- Download popular videos from 300+ websites, such as Vimeo, Hulu, Dailymotion, Liveleak, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Record meeting with sound.
- Convert videos to 500+ output formats, MKV, VOB, MOV, WMV, AVI, MPG, MP4, MTS, 3GP, M2TS, etc.
- Add subtitles to videos.
- Extract audio from video.
- Convert videos and pictures into GIFs.
- A built-in split-screen tool for everyone.
- Edit video as you wish, merge clips in iMove, cut, crop, add effects, trim, rotate, watermark, etc.
- Create unique ringtones for your device.
If you don’t have a player that supports all formats, it will be difficult to watch high-quality movies on the iPad. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily need such a player, because you can do the conversion with the help of WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. As you can see from the examples above, converting MKV to iPad is easy, as is converting video to other devices and formats. Be sure to remember to give it a try!