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Quick Ways to Convert MKV to Apple TV on Windows?

By Sarina.Lee Subscribe to RSS | March 8th 2012 | Views:

Q: I really like to know if there is a program I can get to convert MKV files to use on ATV as I want to put high definition films on there but most seem to be MKV files.

A: MKV is an open source container format, which is also more and more popular among Mac users. Due to the reason that Apple TV accepts iTunes compatible formats like MP4, MOV and M4V, so you have to convert MKV to Apple TV supported video format at first if you want to play MKV videos through Apple TV. To do this, all you need is to get a MKV to Apple TV converter.

Things you’ll need:

1. Apple TV

2. A Windows computer

3. Apple TV converter

Apple TV Converter is an easy yet powerful Apple TV Converter which can convert MKV to Apple TV video at fast speed. In addition to MKV, this Apple TV video converter can also convert AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, SWF, AVCHD, H.264, FLV, MOV, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP and VOB to Apple TV movies. Converting popular audios to Apple TV is also supported. Moreover, this app features outstanding editing options that allow you to trim and crop videos easily.

How to convert MKV to Apple TV?

Step 1. Download Apple TV Converter from some free software download website, such as, and then install it in your PC.

Step 2. Launch Apple TV Converter and drag and drop your MKV files into the program.

Step 3. Select the MKV you want to convert.

Step 4. Select Format Tab, change the Format the MP4 and the video codec to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, audio codec to AAC.

Step 5. Select Video Tab, check the box that says "Video copy."

Step 6. Select Audio Track 1 Tab, check to box "Audio copy" if AAC is your default soundtrack. If it's DTS or anything else, choose Bitrate 448 and change Channels to 5.1

Step 7. Hit Add Job, then Encode. It will convert MKV to Apple TV MP4 format in a few minutes.

Step 8. When the conversion is done, jus drag the generated files into iTunes.

More information about Apple TV converter

* Support batch conversion – convert all your files at one time.

* User-friendly video file converter - Drag videos directly to the converter.

* Multi-core CPU and multi-threading avaible for high conversion speed.

* Flexible conversion settings, such as frame size, video&audio quality, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, codec, resolution, quality, etc.

* 8 languages supported: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Portuguese

More information about MKV

MKV is a filename extension for the Matroska video format. According to Wiki, the Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free Container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single fileIt is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in conception to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is completely open source. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (and audio) and .MKA for audio-only files.

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