Importing MKV video into iTunes on Mac OS X

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Importing MKV video into iTunes on Mac OS X

Postby lydia622520 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:02 am

Summary: This article tells you the best solution to convert MKV to iTunes (iTunes 11) supported video formats on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion).


Q: Importing .mkv video into iTunes

“I wanna get some videos in .mkv format into iTunes library. I've looked all over the internet and can't seem to find an easy solution. Any ideas?”

Ever have had the similar confusion? How to add MKV to iTunes? If you are still looking for the solution, read on to get it. As far as I know iTunes is very picky about what kind of formats can be imported into it, and only a few of media formats are supported by iTunes, including MOV, M4V and MP4. You can't play MKV, AVI, MPG, VOB in iTunes direclty.

To import .mkv video to iTunes on Mac, you'd better get a professional Mac MKV to iTunes converter. Brorsoft MKV to iTunes Converter Mac is the best choice for you. It's a smart iTunes tool to convert .mkv files to other popular devices supported video formats, such as convert mkv to iTunes on mac, convert mkv to iPhone, convert mkv to iPod, encode mkv to iPad, etc. Also, it could convert between any video formats, such as MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MPG, WMV, FLV etc. With it you can also easily transfer MKV to iTunes on Mac. If you are on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter.

How to Import MKV files to iTunes on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)

Step 1. Launch Mac MKV to iTunes Converter, and click "Add" button to import videos files from your Mac computer. This converter is available to convert video files in batch. It will make the conversion more convenient.


Step 2. Click the Format bar and choose MP4, M4V or MOV as output format, which is accepted by Mac iTunes.


a. If you want to sync the converted video to a specific devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod or other devices, you can choose your device model from an array of device-specific profiles

b. If you need, you can click Settings to set the video parameters like bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc.

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button to start converting MKV to iTunes on Mac OS X.

Step 4. After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now the converted MKV video is ready to be imported into iTunes and if necessary, sync with your Apple device.

To import videos to iTunes, open iTunes and go to File > Add to Library or directly drag and drop the converted video to iTunes. And then find the video in the Movies category.

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Re: Importing MKV video into iTunes on Mac OS X

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:30 am

Summary: A small, easy to follow, guide on how you can watch your MKV video files on the Nokia Lumia 1020, fast, easy and hassle free.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Specs

Display: 1280 x 768
Display Size: 4.5 inch
Display Type: AMOLED
Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Storage: 32GB
MicroSD: No
Battery Capacity: 2000mAh
Rear-Facing Camera: 41MP Pureview with Xenon Flash
Front-Facing Camera: 1.2MP
Weight: 158g
Dimensions: 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
Complete specifications are available on


Video Playback (very good)

Playing videos on the Lumia 1020 is no different from any other Lumia device as it’s able to perform very well considering it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip. The Windows Phone 8 interface allows you to do what you’d expect most video players to do, which is pause / play, rewind, fast forward, with no additional bells and whistles. It’s a pretty standard experience, although as long as you’re able to enjoy your video on your phone, then what’s to complain about?

Main video camera

*Camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
*Camera video frame rate: 30.0 fps
*Camera video zoom: 6 multiple
*Video playback frame rate: 30.0 fps
*Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
*Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV
*Video recording formats: MP4/H.264
*Video white balance modes: Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight

So, it’s obvious that Nokia Lumia 1020 can’t support MKV video files. Then, is there any way to play MKV on Lumia 1020 this Windows 8 phone? I searched the solution, and found Brorsoft Video Converter is one of the easy workaround here. Just got this video convert app, I can fast convert 1080p, 720p MKV videos to a MP4, MOV video that fully supported by Lumia 1020 and then transfer to the phone for smooth playback. Apart from MKV, this video converter can also support a pile of video formats including MTS, FLV, MPG, TiVo, VOB, DivX… What’s more, it’s combined with Editing feature that means users can freely edit videos like cropping, trimming, adding watermark and so on.

Download Lumia Suported Video Converter (or get the Mac version)


Step 1: Run Nokia Lumia 1020 movie converter and click “Add Video” button to load your 1080/p/720p MKVs to the program. It supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple files into it at a time to do format conversion.

Step 2: Click the Format bar and follow Nokia > Nokia Lumia 900 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4), which is also the optimal format for Lumia 920/1020/520.

Step 3 : Now you can further customize selected output format by adjusting its presets. Click on “Settings” and set video and audio parameters follow the recommended settings as the screenshot shows below.


Click option under “Edit” icon to start video editing. For example:

1. Trim: You can trim your video files to capture and convert your favorite video clips for playing on Nokia Lumia 1020.

2. Crop: You can crop your video area to remove the black video sides for playing on Nokia Lumia 1020 in full screen.

3. Effect: You can adjust your video effects by setting video contrast, brightness and saturation.


Step 4: Press the Convert button and start to convert 1080p/720p MKV to Nokia Lumia 1020 MP4 video immediately.

The MKV to MP4 convrsion will be finished at fast speed without any audio and video out of sync issues. Once conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the final output files for putting and playing .mkv files on Lumia 1020 with great entertainment.

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