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How to Play MKV Files on iPod

I have a bunch of amazing MKV files and want to play them on my iPod touch 4 on the go, but it's not capable of doing this, can anyone shed some light on it?                 ----Leo

Maybe you've also come across similar troubles, and have sweated over finding a solution. Actually, it's not so difficult to play MKV files on iPod (touch/nano/classic/shuffle all included). Read on to get the details.

About MKV

MKV, short for Matroska Video, is commonly used for high-definition video files. It's increasing in popularity and will likely become the leading video container for HD videos. Nowadays, box-office movies are being increasingly delivered over the internet in MKV format.

What formats can iPod support?

iPod is a line of portable media players, consisting of iPod classic, iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle. It supports MPEG-4 (MP4), M4V and MOV with some limitations.

Detailed guide on how to play MKV files on iPod

If you want to play other video formats on iPod, convert them compatible formats first. To convert MKV to iPod, a trustworthy video converter is essential. Here, this simple and user-friendly Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It features on powerful conversion capability and ultra fast speed (6X faster conversion).Furthermore, it provides an optimized preset for iPod (touch/nano/classic/shuffle included) to make your MKV to iPod task easier. Now follow below guide and complete MKV to iPod conversion easily and quickly.

Preparation: Download, install this video converter. Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista; Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7(Lion), they have almost the same functions. This guide will take Mac version as the example; make sure you've downloaded the right version.

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Step 1: Load MKV files

Launch this MKV to iPod video converter and import your MKV files to the program. There is an easy manner which you can drag and drop those files directly into its main interface. After importing successfully, they'll show as thumbnails. You can fix the list order, assign the output file name and preview the videos.

video Converter for Mac, Main interface

Step 2: Choose the output video format for iPod

Click the format icon at the bottom and choose output the format from the pop-up format list. There are a variety of video and audio formats to choose from. You can choose MP4, M4V (iPod friendly formats) from Video or just Choose presets for your apple Devices (the optimized presets usually work great).

MKV to iPod converter, iPod output

Step 3: Customize MKV videos for your iPod (Optional)

Apart from the essential functions, this MKV to iPod converter also enable you to make your video customized before downloaded to your iPod. Click Edit from main menu, and from the pop-up window, you'll find common editing tools available: Trimming, Cropping, Video Adjustments, Subtitle, and Watermark.

advanced setting for iPod

Step 4: Start MKV to iPod conversion

Having all settings and customizations done, press Convert button to finish the conversion. This program is very efficient in conversion and the progress bar will show the remaining time.

advanced setting for iPod

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