by Brian Fisher Proven solutions
MKV is one of the preferred file extension format for HD content. Nevertheless, it's incompatible with a lot media player. On the other hand, M4V can be well-matched with most media players, including VLC, QuickTime, iMovie, especially Apple devices. In that point, converting MKV to M4V maybe a good method to play and manage your videos with iTunes. Here we have two recommendations for you to choose, both online and offline.
Several video conversion software are available, but it is important to choose a professional one to ensure lossless quality files with added features. One tool that we recommend here is UniConverter. Working on all the latest Windows and Mac systems, this professional desktop software support over 1000 formats for the conversion including MKV to M4V. Device-specific conversion is also supported by the software. At a super-fast speed, the conversion result in lossless quality files and batch processing is also supported.
Load MKV files to the interface
Launch the UniConverter software and click on the +Add Files button on the Convert tab to browse and load the MKV videos to be converted. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the files.
Choose the target M4V format
Open the list of supported formats and devices by expanding the drop-down menu to Convert all tasks to tab at the top right corner. From the Video list, select M4V as the desired format. Also, choose the file resolution.
Convert MKV to M4V
At the Output tab, select the system location to save the converted file. Click on the Convert All button to start the file conversion process. The Converted tab shows the processed file on the software interface.
Online MKV to M4V converter can also be considered if you are looking for basic conversion for a few files. One such decent tool is Online UniConverter which was earlier popular by the name of Media.io. This online program needs no installation, download or registration and works from your browser interface. A maximum of 2 files at a time can be processed and the supported file size is 100MB. An array of video and audio formats is supported by the program for the conversion and after the process is complete, you can either download the file locally or save it to your Dropbox account.
Pros and Cons:
+ A free tool with a simple user-interface
+ No software download or installation needed
+ The converted file can be saved to the local system or the drop-box account
- Dependent on the internet
- Limited format support
- Only 2 files at a time can be processed
- The maximum supported file size is 50MB
Is there an MKV to iTunes converter online？
Yes, there are several MKV to iTunes supported M4V online conversion tools available. The above part already lists Online UniConverter as one of them. Some of the other popular ones include ConvertFiles, Convertio, FileZigZag, and others. These online tools are free and simple in use. Without any requirement for installation or download, they work straight from your browser interface.
How to Convert MKV to M4V with VLC?
VLC does not support converting MKV to M4V formats. An array of popularly used video formats is supported by VLC media player for playback and conversion purposes, but M4V is not the supported one and thus the conversion not supported.
If you are looking for a free tool then Freemake Video Converter works a decent choice as it supports a wide range of video, audio, and image formats for the conversion including M4V and MKV.
Can we convert MKV to M4V with Handbrake
Yes, MKV files can be converted to M4V format using the Handbrake software. Handbrake is an open-source, cross-platform video transcoding software that allows converting all multimedia, DVD, and Blu-ray files to MP4( M4V) and MKV formats only. Simple interface, quick conversion, and a host of additional features make the software popular among the users.
So to ensure that your MKV videos play seamlessly on all Apple devices, converting them to M4V is the best solution. Online and free tools can be used in the basic conversion is required and the number of files is limited. For large-sized, several files, a professional tool like UniConverter works best to ensure file conversion without losing quality.