My last tablet is Amazon Fire HD. Now it has gotten old and slow. So, two months ago I started to look at new devices. Apple 9.7 Inch iPad (2017) is my final choice. Good experience until I found it’s hard to play some media files like MKV on iPad 9.7-inch (2017). I have some experience in playing MKV on Android, but not on iOS devices.
Searching Apple forum, I got some clues. The new 9.7-inch iPad (2017) can’t support MKV format as other old models, but only MP4, MOV, M4V. A fast solution is to convert MKV to iPad 9.7″ friendly format with a video converter tool. Below is how to.
Download and install Brorsoft Video Converter
Overall, the program can help you convert almost all the 4K/1080p/720p videos including but not limited to MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG, TiVo, MTS to new iPad 9.7 inch highly compatible video formats. The iPad video converter has outputs for all iPad models, including iPad 4, the new iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini and the original iPad, as well as the Apple TV (3), iPhone models, iPod Touch. Meanwhile, the quality of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. The equivalent Mac version is the Video Converter Mac, which can convert MKV and more videos to iPad 2017 friendly videos on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra, El Capitan included).
Convert MKV Video Files to new iPad 2017
Step 1. Launch the video converter for iPad, and then click “Add Video” or “Add from folder” to import your source movie files .mkv files. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files for conversion at one time.
Step 2. Press the Format button and select iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4) as the export format. The output videos could fit all iPad models with excellent quality.
Tip: If you like, you can click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. If your original video is in 4K, you can keep 4K size for playing on iPad 2017. While, keep in mind bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice verse.
Step 3. Then click the big Convert button and all your MKV files will be converted into .MP4 files ready to be imported into iPad 2017. Sync with iTunes and enjoy.