How to Convert MKV to The New iPad (iPad 4)
Want to convert your MKV videos, say, from DVD or blu-ray rips, 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. You have to convert MKV to iPad 3 for turning the MKV format into the iPad 3-compatible formats like MP4, M4V and MOV.
Ok, before MKV to the new iPad 3 conversion, let’s see iPad 3-supported video formats first (From Apple official site).
- H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
- MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
- Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
It seems a little complicated, isn’t it? Don’t worry. You can easily convert MKV for playback on the new iPad 3 more compatibly as long as you have a great MKV to iPad 3 converter. This app allows you to select MP4/M4V/MOV as the output format and define the detail settings according to iPad 3’s tech spec.
STEP 1: ADD MKV VIDEO TO THE MKV TO IPAD CONVERTER (iPada 3, iPad 4 supported)
Click “File” menu and then select the “Add File” option to browse and add MKV files from your PC to the program. If your MKV files are at hand, you can also directly drag and drop them to this app.
Step 2: Customize output settings
Here, we just take MP4 for example. To set MP4 as the output format, you can click the “Advanced” button to pop up the Advanced window, where you need to open the drop-down format list first and then choose MP4 in the “Common Video” category. According to iPad 3’s tech specs, you can also set Encoder, Resolution, Frame rate and Bit rate etc in the Advanced window.
If you have trouble with the detail settings for iPad 3, there is an directly-optimized preset you can select. Just go to “Apple”>”iPad” as the output format.
STEP 3: START TO CONVERT MKV TO IPAD 3, IPAD 4
After everything is done, just click “Convert” to start converting your MKV file to the new iPad 3. When the conversion is done, an quot;Open Output” option will be shown in the front of your eyes. Just click it to open the folder and find the output files there.
iSkysoft Video Converter can not only convert videos to iPad 3, but also rip DVD videos to play on iPad 3 . This is a good news if you have lots of DVD discs. You can now watch them on iPad 3 anytime, anywhere. Different from other iPad 3 Video Converters, it also provides useful editing tools like merge, trim, crop, effects, watermark and subtitle. Just go to Edit menu to use the power of editing iPad videos. For instance, cut off your favorite part of a movie trailer downloaded from YouTube. Did I mention the YouTube download feature of Video Converter Ultimate? Yes, you could do that by clicking Download button on top and pasting YouTube URL to the pop-up dialog. For more detailed tips, you can go to Video Converter’s guide.
Note: If you select Apple devices, e.g. iPad, as the output format, your converted videos will be by default added to iTunes library automatically so that you can sync them to iPad 3 conveniently. To manually activate/deactivate it, go to Tools > Preferences > iTunes library. The Mac version of Video to iPad 3 Converter has equivalent option.
Step 4: Transfer Converted Videos to Your new Apple iPad 3, iPad 4
Time to enjoy videos on the new iPad 3. First connect your iPad 3 to your Mac or PC. Open iTunes and find your device under DEVICES category. Then go to Movies tab on top, and check the Sync option to transfer your newly converted video to iPad 3 with iTunes. Now you can watch your favorite movie/videos on your iPad 3 anytime and anywhere.