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iTunes MKV – Three Methods to Convert MKV to iTunes

Author by Vita

January 30, 2019

You may have tried to add MKV to iTunes yet the files didn’t appear in iTunes library. Actually, MKV isn't supported by iTunes. You can convert MKV to other formats supported by iTunes to fix the iTunes MKV problem. This article introduces three free methods for the conversion. Among them, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory enables to convert MKV files to iTunes in the fastest and easiest way. It’s a highly recommended solution for you:

Can iTunes Play MKV Files?

Many people are used to purchasing movies, TV episodes, anime and so forth in iTunes Store, or download videos from the Internet and add to iTunes Library. But most movies downloaded online are in MKV formats, which are not supported by iTunes. If you try to add MKV to iTunes, nothing would happen. To import MKV into iTunes, the best solution is to convert MKV to MP4, QuickTime MOV, and M4V, which are natively supported by iTunes. And this article provides you with three methods for iTunes MKV conversion with no cost.

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Method 1: Free MKV to iTunes Converter Software – Free HD Video Converter Factory

WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is a specific tool for video and audio formats conversion. It supports conversion between 300+ digital formats and devices for playing. It has no time and file size limits and is totally free. With the support for hardware acceleration, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory can achieve an extremely fast speed. Its interface is concise and the operation process is easy for everyone. Just follow the steps below for iTunes MKV conversion so you can add MKV to iTunes without problems.  

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How to Convert MKV Files to iTunes

Add MKV Files into the Software

Before start, please free downloadfree download and install the software on PC.

Step 1. Add MKV files into the iTunes MKV Converter

Click on the Add Files button, browse and select MKV files from your computer. You can also directly drag and drop MKV files into the software.

Choose iTunes Supported Video Format

Step 2. Choose an Output Format for iTunes

Press the Output Format button on the right side of the main interface to open the output format menu. There are two kinds of ways for you to convert MKV to iTunes:  

Option 1: Go to Video tab and choose MP4 profile. You can also choose from MOV and M4V, which are supported by iTunes.

Choose iTunes Videos as Output Format

Option 2: Choose iTunes Video under Apple tab. You can also choose other Apple devices you want to play MKV videos on. 

The software can also help you to solve other compatibility issues between video & audio files and devices. For example, you can use it to convert MKV to iPad, convert MKV to iPhone, convert MKV to Apple TV, etc. The optimized presets for kinds of devices are available. Besides, the software allows you to merge MKV videos, add subtitles to MKV, and download videos from websites and convert them to iTunes.   

Start the Conversion Process

Step 3. Start the Conversion Process

Click on the yellow folder icon on the bottom and choose an output folder. Finally, click on Run to start the conversion process.

As you can see, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory offers a quick and easy way for playing MKV in iTunes. Just try it by yourself.

Method 2: Use HandBrake for iTunes MKV Conversion

HandBrake is an open source and free transcoder for digital video files. It can help you to onvert MKV files for iTunes. Just download the latest version of HandBrake on the official website: https://handbrake.fr/

You also need to install .NET Framework v4.6.1 or higher.

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Step 1. Open HandBrake, click on Open Source > File (Open a single video file) to import the MKV file you want to convert to iTunes.

Step 2. Choose MP4 under Format drop-down list in Summary tab. You can also choose to embed subtitles or add external subtitles under Subtitles tab.

Step 3. Click on the Browse button on the bottom right corner to specify the output path and file name.

Step 4. Finally, click on the green Start Encode button on the top of the screen to start the MKV iTunes conversion.

Method 3 – Fix iTunes MKV Problem with VLC Media Player

If you have installed VLC media player on your computer, you can also use it to convert MKV files as follows:

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Step 1. Open VLC media player, click on Media > Convert/Save on the menu bar. Or directly press Ctrl+R.

Step 2. Click on the Add button and import MKV files, and press the Convert/Save button.

Step 3. Press the Profile drop-down list and select "Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4)".

Step 4. Choose an output path. And finally, click on the Start button for the conversion.

In Summary

This article has introduced three tools for iTunes MKV conversion. Choose the one you like and convert MKV to iTunes. For my part, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory is the best option. It can help you convert any file in the most straightforward and user-friendly way. Besides being a video converter, it can also download videos, edit files, and even make mobile phone ringtone. You can download it here:

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