How to Convert MKV Files to iPad Format on Mac OS X

Want to convert your MKV videos, say, from DVD or Blu-ray movies, to iPad friendly formats and then enjoy them on your new iPad's big, bright, Multi-Touch LED screen (iPad 2, new iPad included)? From the Internet you could see that many people have the same needs. However, it seems that they just cannot achieve their goal easily. The common situation is that when they get all the way to import MKV to iPad Mac only to discover that their videos are not playable on their iPad.

To solve the problem, you need to convert MKV to iPad-friendly format on Mac (Mac OS X Lion included). I recommend you to use the professional app, iPad Video Converter for Mac to do the MKV iPad Mac conversion. It is a nice app which could complete the video conversion perfectly and quickly. It has a simple but intuitional interface. Once you see the main interface, you could know how to operate it. The following steps tell you how to achieve your goal within three drags and drops. Let's start the journey to convert MKV to iPad compatible format on Mac.

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3 simple steps to convert MKV videos to iPad format on Mac OS X


Add MKV files to iPad Video Converter for Mac

Drag and drop MKV files to the iPad Video Converter for Mac or go to File menu, choose  "Load Media Files" to import MKV files.

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Select iPad preset from format list

Choose iPad as output format from the output format list. The default video settings have been optimized already. The target videos could fit on your video perfectly.

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Start Mac MKV to iPad conversion on OS X

Hit the "Convert" button to have the video conversion done. Bingo! That's it! When the conversion is finished, you can upload the output videos to your iPad or iPad 3G (iPad 2, new iPad included) and enjoy them any time you like! This professional Video to iPad Converter for Mac is specially designed for Apple iPad, aiming to enable iPad users an exquisite experience of watching SD or HD videos on their iPad's widescreen.

iPad video parameter

  • MPEG-4 video: maximum 2.5 Mbps, 30 frames per second, 640 x 480 pixels, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mp4, .mov and .m4v file formats;
  • H.264 video: maximum 720p, 30 fps, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .mp4, .mov and .m4v file formats;
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG): maximum 35 Mbps, 30 fps, 1280 x 720 pixels, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

About MKV

MKV is becoming more and more popular because of its high quality in videos distributtion. Though it is an open standard free file format, it is widely used as the video format for high-definition videos. The size of a MKV file is normally very large. It is not accepted by Apple products.

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