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How to Play MKV Files on iPad (iPad 4)

Perhaps you recently got some nice MKV videos and want to play them on your iPad wherever you go. When you transfer the MKV videos to iPad, you'll find the MKV files are not supported by iPad, iPad 2, New iPad, iPad 4 or iPad mini. Since iPad doesn't recognize MKV format, to play MKV on iPad, you'll need the help of a third party program. Here two ways to watch MKV movies on iPad are introduced. Just choose the most suitable one and view any MKV video files on your iPad with ease!

1. Play MKV on iPad by converting MKV to iPad supported formats

According to Apple's official site, iPad supported video formats are limited to MP4, MOV and M4V. To make MKV playable on iPad, you can convert MKV to iPad compatible video formats with a video converter. Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate (Video Converter for Mac) will help you convert movies in MKV format to videos with the best settings for different models of iPads in Windows (Windows 8) and Mac OS X (Mountain Lion). Get it now and follow the tips below to change MKV for iPad.

Download iPad Video Converter:

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Install and launch the program, then click Add Files to load the MKV video clips you want to enjoy on your iPad for conversion. After the files are loaded, you can preview them, take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes, choose subtitles and audio tracks, etc. as you like. Besides MKV, this converter also allows you to convert WMV, AVI, MOV, FLV, VOB, ASF, MTS, MPEG and a ton of other video formats for playing on iPad.

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Next, choose an output file format. To watch MKV files on iPad, simply click Output Format on the right and choose from the video presets for iPad 4, iPad mini, the New iPad, iPad 2 and iPad. Select your iPad model as the output video format and then software will convert the MKV videos to fit your iPad.

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When the settings are OK, click Convert to start converting the added MKV videos to iPad playable files. When the conversion completes, click Open Folder to locate the converted iPad compatible videos. After that, you can transfer the movies to your iPad and enjoy them!

Below is the video tutorial on how to convert MKV to iPad:

Download MKV to iPad Converter:

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2. Play MKV files on iPad without video conversion

The other way to play MKV files on iPad is to install an iPad MKV player so that you can watch the MKV videos on your iPad without converting them. Here are some of the best MKV players for iPad:

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1. Remux MKV Player for iPad ($4.99): Remux MKV Player for iPad can handle 720P and 1080P MKV videos on your iPad. It uses the hardware acceleration and won't waste your iPad battery life. Currently this smart app costs $4.99 and you can get it in iTunes Store.

2. AVPlayerHD ($2.99): Actually, AVPlayerHD can play videos in more formats other than MKV, for instance, AVI, WMV, RMVB, ASF, etc. If you want to play MKV movies and videos in other formats on iPad, this player is a good choice. Now it costs $2.99.

3. HD Player (Free): I bet you must be looking for a free iPad app to play MKV. Among the free iPad MKV players, HD Player is the best. HD MKV videos can be played smoothly on your iPad with the help of it.

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