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A number of HD videos downloaded from the internet are wrapped up in MKV container and you can play them on Mac using a media player like VLC, or Quicktime with Perian plugin. But you will certainly stumble if you try to import them to iTunes for easy syncing with other iDevices. iTunes is very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it,  and only a few of media formats are supported by iTunes, including MOV and MP4. So you will need to convert MKV videos to iTunes-compatible format for syncing across multiple devices easily. Here is where iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe comes in.

How to Convert and Import MKV Videos to iTunes on Mac OS X (Including El Capitan)

iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe supports converting video from all regular format to iTunes compatible formats, whatever it's MOV, MP4 or M4V. What's more, if you want to play MKV video on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, you can directly select the device model as the output format. No manual video settings are required. All Apple devices are supported, including iPad Pro, the New iPad, iPad with Retina display, iPhone 6S, iPod touch 5, etc.

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Key Features of iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe

  • Convert MKV to iTunes supported format with three simple steps.
  • Easily convert MKV videos so as to play them on various devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android phones, etc.
  • Burn MKV videos to DVD with ease.
  • Directly download videos from online video websites, like YouTube, Vevo, Vimeo, Metacafe, and so on.
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Easy Steps to Import MKV files to iTunes on Mac OS X

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Step 1. Load MKV videos into MKV to iTunes converter

You can drag any MKV file in Finder and drop to the program or add them by choosing "File" menu > "Load Media Files". It allows you to add several video files at a time and convert them at one go.

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Step 2. Select an iTunes compatible format

In the format tray, switch to Video category and choose MOV, or MP4 as your output format. You can also specify an output folder. Otherwise, the default folder will be used.

If you want to sync the converted video to a specific devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod or other devices, you can choose your device model from an array of device-specific profiles.

Your original videos comes in several parts and you want to combine them into a single video file for continuous playback? Just turn on the "Merge" option at botton, then your video will be merged into one automatically after conversion.  On the other hand, you can also cut a big MKV video file into smaller video clips. In addition, the bundled video editor allows you apply different special effects to your video. Another interesting feature is its ability to rip audio contents from MKV video or other video source to MP3, AAC formats.

Step 3. Converting MKV to iTunes on Mac OS X

Click the "Convert" button to initiate the conversion. The resulted videos will be smaller in file size, leaving more free space for your other multimedia contents. It fully supports El Capitan so if you're using this version of Mac OS X, you'll benefit more on MKV to iTunes conversion.

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Step 4. Import video to iTunes library

Now the converted MKV video is ready to be imported into iTunes and if necessary, sync with your Apple device. To import videos to iTunes, open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag and drop the converted video to iTunes. And then find the video in the Movies category.

To sync the converted video to your device, first connect your device to your Mac. Then find your device in the iTunes' sidebar. In the Summary tab, click Sync at bottom to sync iTunes content to your device.

Conclusion: The advantages of this MKV to iTunes Video Converter for Mac are low CPU usage, fast conversion speed and high quality. The output videos looks quite nice on iPad, iPhone, iPod screen. Now you can put your favorite MKV movies on your iPod and enjoy them on the go! 

Video Tutorial: How to Convert MKV files to iTunes on Mac

Optional: Online MKV to iTunes Converter

You can also try online video converter to convert your MKV files to iTunes, if you don't want to install a computer program. Try it below:

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