Useful Tips for Playing All MKV Files on iOS Devices

Many people prefer Android phone over iOS for Android stock video player supports .mkv files, whereas, iOS files can’t. Some of you are seeking apps to solve the problem, VLC media player, AVPlayerHD stand out from its competitors which have the ability to encode or re-encode MKV and succeed to play MKV files. However, MKV is an open standard, free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. MKV this container covers lots of different video/audio codec which cannot easily played by VLC or other media players. So to successfully play all MKV files, I will share one method with you to handle all issues.

I don’t want to give you or recommend you the third-part iOS players, because recently I have found a brilliant iOS manager, which can auto convert MKV or ither iOS unfriendly video formats into H.264/H.265 MP4. Its name is Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, it can convert MKV to H.265/H.264 MP4, MOV, for playback on iOS devices.

Moreover, this MKV video converter also allows you to customize video parameters, including A/V codec, bit rate, frame rate, channels, and more. With it, you can downscale or upscale video resolution or size. For those people who want to make Hollywood-style trailers, you can use this software to merge several parts into one, split the whole part into many parts, or you can remove or replace the audio of the MKV file, add external subtitles to MKV files. More details in this guide for you.

Step by Step to Convert MKV to H.264/H.265 MP4 for iOS Devices

Step 1. Click Add Video button on the main interface to load MKV video to be converted. It also support batch converting MKV videos to MP4.

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Step 2. Go to video formats up-down bar, from its main menu, navigate cursor to "HD Video" or "Common Video", select MP4, HD MP4 from its submenu as you like. Since 2017, Apple has supported to play H.265/HEVC file (HEVC is a video compression standard, one of several potential successors to the widely used AVC (H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10). In comparison to AVC, HEVC offers about double the data compression ratio at the same level of video quality, or substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. ). You also can choose HEVC as the output video formats for playback on iPhone X/8/8P/7/7P and more.

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Step 3. Adjust video parameters optionally. Go to "Video Profile" window by clicking Settings. Here you can do some change to video/audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, channels, according to your own needs. Normally, video size is based more on bit rate than resolution. Lower the bit rate to get smaller video size.

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Step 4. If you want to do some video editing work, you also can be satisfied here. Click pen icon on the UI and entre the video editing window. Here are 7 main functions for video editing.

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Step 5. After you have done all settings, then go to press the red Convert button to start MKV to MP4 for iOS devices conversion. Wait for a while, you can click open to locate the generated file. Now you can sync the MKV file to your iOS devices via iTunes.

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