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iTunes MKV – Three Methods to Convert MKV to iTunes

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Updated on Dec 18, 2020

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 plain methods to complete the conversion. Among them, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory enables you 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 from iTunes Store, or download videos from the Internet and add them to iTunes Library. But most movies downloaded online are in MKV format, 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, or 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

Launch the software and navigate to the Converter module. Then 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 "Click to change output format" section on the right to spread out the output format selection menu. There are two ways to convert MKV to iTunes:  

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

Choose iTunes Videos as Output Format

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

The software can also help you 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 numerous 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 inverted triangle icon at the bottom and choose an output folder. Finally, click on Run to commence 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 yourself.

Method 2: Use HandBrake for iTunes MKV Conversion

HandBrake is an open source and free video/DVD transcoder. It can help you convert MKV files for iTunes. Just download the latest version of HandBrake from 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 from the Format drop-down list below the Summary tab. You can also choose to embed subtitles or add external subtitles under the Subtitles tab.

Step 3. Click on the Browse button in 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.


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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 as a VLC converter 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.


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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 one of the best MKV converters to 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 ringtones. You can download it here:

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