How to play MKV format movies on iPad Mini 4/3/2

Published on by Chris King

iPad Mini can’t support MKV movie format. To play MKV on iPad Mini 4/3/2, you need to convert MKV to MP4, MOV, an apple-approved media format first.

How to play MKV format movies on iPad Mini 4/3/2
Recently, Apple announced the fourth-generation iPad Mini- iPad Mini 4 with great new features. But there's still a place in our hearts for the iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2. No matter you got the new iPad Mini 4, or stick with iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini, these iPad Mini models are good enough for you to play HD videos. However, playing non-Apple-approved media formats like MKV is a big hurdle for iPad Mini owners. Well, there are almost always workarounds. This article will present you a simple way to play MKV on iPad Mini 4/3/2 with ease.

Since iPad Mini can’t support MKV format as source video, you need to convert MKV to iPad Mini 4/3/2 friendly format first. Brorsoft Video Converter is a highly recommended utility to fulfill the task. This makes it incredibly easy to transfer converted MKV media files from your computer to iPad Mini for smooth playback.

Overall, it is an easy-to-use video converter to help you convert MKV video files to iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, etc models in a few mouse clicks! Besides, it also supports converting AVI, WMV, MPEG, VOB, FLV, MTS, etc. videos to iPad with smart editing features. If you are using a Mac, please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Download it now and follow the below guide to import MKV videos to iPad Mini 4/3/2.

How to Convert and play HD MKV videos on iPad Mini 4/3/2 step by step

1. Import MKV video files

Launch the video converter for iPad Mini. Click Add button to import MKV videos on your hard drive to the main windows of the program or simply drag and drop videos to the source pane to import media files.

2. Choose output format

Set output video file format for your device. Here you can go to Format > iPad and then select  "iPad > iPad Mini HD Video (*.mp4)" respectively for your iPad Mini.

Tip: Tap the “Settings” icon and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. In usual, 1280*720 video size, 1000~2000 video bitrate is proper. You’d better keep a good balance of the video size and quality.

3. Start MKV to iPad Mini conversion

Hit the big Convert bar to start converting MKV to iPad Mini 4/3/2 conversion. The conversion time mainly depends on your source video file size. After getting the converted movies files, you can transfer the converted MKV files to iPad Mini via iTunes and enjoy in anytime you like.

Editor’s Notes: There is an alternative way to get MKV files onto iPad Mini- install a third-party video player app like VLC, which has recently returned to the Apple App Store after a complete rebuild. It can play .mkv files, and many other formats not native to the iPad.

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