Convert MKV files to Apple TV 3 for playing back
Several weeks ago, Apple unveiled the new Apple TV, many people have got the device. It's wonderful for us to connect the new Apple TV 3 to HDTV for watching. What's more, you can stream your PC's movies to Apple TV 3 for watching, if you have downloaded many interesting videos or high-definition movies, you can stream them all to your Apple TV 3 and watch them as you want.
But, MKV files are not supported by the Apple TV 3, we can't play MKV files directly. Depite lack of offical support, we can transfer these movies to Apple TV 3. Below is a guide for you, you will know an easy solution to realize the way converting MKV to ATV 3for playing smoothly.
In the first place, a third-party tool is necessary in order to play MKV HD movies on Apple TV 3. The Converting tool – Pavtube Video Converter is recommended. The program is an all-in-one video converter and editor tool based on NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. You can easily convert 1080p HD videos like TiVo, WMV, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc. to portable devices compatible formats for smooth enjoying, including Apple TV, iPad/iPad 2, the New iPad 3, Acer Iconia Tab A200, HP TouchPad, PlayBook and more.
To be honest, I use Pavtube for coverting TiVo and HD MKV videos for my Apple TV 3. It works very well and I haven't really had any problems. Conversion speed seems very quick and the videos look decent on the iPad as possible as original. Now follow the steps below to copy MKV videos to Apple TV 3.
1.Download Pavtube Video Converter, if you use mac, please download Mac video converter.
2.Run this Apple TV 3 MKV converter. Import the MKV files you want to convert.
3.Click format bar to choose the output format. You can click and choose "Apple TV -> Apple TV H.264 1280*720(*.mp4)". This format is best supported by the new Apple TV 3.
4.You can click "settings" button to adjust the output settings in the Apple TV 3 converter. The best settings for ATV 3 are presetted. You can change the resolution, bitrate, and audio channel as you want, such as choose 5.1 channels for output.
5.Click "convert" button to start converting MKV files to play on ATV 3.
Once the conversion completes, transfer/sync the result videos to the Apple TV. So there you have it. Pretty simple. Now you can enjoy and view MKV HD movies on Apple TV 3. Enjoy.
Is it easy to stream mkv to Apple TV 3? If you have other questions, you can go to Apple TV 3 column on Pavtube website, the column has many useful guides, such as watch Blu-ray/DVD through Apple TV 3, HD TiVo/M2TS to Apple TV 3, etc.