Wednesday, January 7, 2015

How to add .mkv videos to iTunes on Mac?

The intuitive guide shows you how to convert MKV video files to iTunes supported video formats on Mac for adding to iTunes and playback on iDevices.

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, Mplayer, or Quicktime with plug-in. However, if you attempt to import your MKV files to iTunes, and possibly sync them to your iDevices later, you are not going to get what you want.
import your MKV files to iTunes

Question: How to add .mkv videos to iTunes?

Hi everybody, I want to add my movies to iTunes movie library but it doesn't let me to add .mkv files. Anyone can help? Thanks in advance..

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

Actually, we have to admit Apple doesn't do that because MKV is not compatible with iTunes. iTunes supports video formats such as MOV, MP4 and M4V. In order to put MKV to iTunes for playback on iPad iPod iPhone with Mac OS X, we need a Mac MKV to iTunes Converter to help us do this task.

Here, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, actually an easy-to-use but powerful video to iTunes converter for Mac. It not only can convert MKV to iTunes-friendly format without any loss of quality, but also can transcode Blu-ray, DVD, VIDEO_TS folder and any other video formats including VOB, MKV, TiVo shows, WMV, MPG, FLV, F4V, etc. for adding to iTunes and syncing to iDevices. Apart from that, people who want to make changes to the video can easily touch up the video with its built-in editor. Below is a step-by-step tutorial.

Convert and Add MKV to iTunes on Mac OS X (including Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite) 

Step 1 - Add MKV files

Simply drag-and-drop your MKV to the Mac MKV to iTunes Converter or click "Add Video" button to load  MKV video. You can add mulptile files at a time an convert them in batch.

If you are windows user, turn to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Mac MKV to iTunes Converter

Step 2 - Select iTunes supported format

Since iTunes supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, you can click Format bar and choose any of the three from Common Video as the output file format.

iTunes supported format

If you eventually want to play the video on your iPhone, iPod, iPod and the likes, you can select your device model from an array of presets and the program will set the optimum resolution, bit rates, codecs, and other parameters without your say-so.

Tips: This MKV to iTunes converter Mac allows for customizing subtitle. If you wanna keep your original subtitle or add new, you can click on “Edit” button, the video editor will pop up. Tap “Subtitle” option and check the “Enable” icon. Then, by clicking on “Browse” to import *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle file you’ve downloaded. 

Step 3 - Start conversion:

Simply click the "Convert" button to start converting and everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

You're done. If you've selected MOV as the output format, after the video conversion, you should add converted MOV files to iTunes. Launch iTunes, drag and drop MKV files to iTunes or enjoy them on Apple devices, such as iPod, iPhone or iPad.