7 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 4:22 AM by a brody
MaskCD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how I can directly use QuickTime to convert MKV files to IPAD?


MC226zp/a, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: how to open mkv?
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,290 points)

    MPegStreamclip is a popular utility for converting many video formats. Note your signature says you are running 10.5.8, yet you posted to the 10.7 forum.  Which are you running?

  • 2. Re: how to open mkv?
    JuanAlonso Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    try handbreak  http://handbrake.fr/

  • 3. Re: how to open mkv?
    David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,200 points)

    You need to download the Perian 1.2.3 plug-in for MKV video files to work on OSX:

    http://perian.org/

  • 4. Re: how to open mkv?
    JuanAlonso Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    use VLC player, it plays mostly of media files

  • 5. Re: how to open mkv?
    Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,340 points)

    Just to fill out all the options: MPlayer OS X Extended with the Binary Codec pack.

  • 6. Re: how to open mkv?
    woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,745 points)

    Handbreak is a very good option to convert files to

    iPads, iPhones, etc.  It has tried and true presets

    for these devices.

     

    As for viewing on Macs, VLC, MPlayer OSX extended are

    fairly decent options.  As for Perian, it has just been released that

    the project is closing down and will no longer be supported.

     

    Also note that mkv is just a container format.  The actual video

    and audio can be any sort of format, i.e. video could be MPEG-2/4,

    VC-1, h.264, etc. and audio aac, ac-3, DTS, etc.  Most of these

    formats can be handled by the above players, but there are some

    that have difficulties depending on hardware.

  • 7. Re: how to open mkv?
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,290 points)

    Note any videos you edit or convert you must have rights to do so.    Commercial videos typically stipulate no conversion whatsoever is allowed.  So be careful to be within the law.  Terms of Use of this board specifically forbid discussing anything illegal, including DVD ripping.  So this statement has to be made within the justification of the terms of use.