Summary: Best answers are offered here to tell you how to easily convert MKV file to Apple TV for a playback.
With the release of Apple TV, it gives you anytime access to endless entertainment. Thousands of videos and TV shows can be shown on your widescreen TV. What a delightful thing if MKV file can be played on Apple TV! If you have searched the Apple TV official website, we will find that the biggest limitation of Apple TV is the lack of some codec support and not even having the ability to do basic surround sound like Dolby Digital 5.1. These issues were resolved almost immediately after the Apple TV was released, although the hacks were somewhat less than practical. Something as simple as getting your Apple TV to, say, sync and recognize your movies as playable was no simple feat.
Have tried directly syncing MKV file to Apple TV, but failed? No worry, problems can be solved as long as you convert MKV file to Apple TV supported formats. We also have discussed related XviD/Divx to Apple TV, TiVo files to Apple TVand etc. issues.
Here we list the Apple TV supported file types according to our multiple-testing result.
Supported Video Formats:
H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
Supported Audio Formats:
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
Compared with others, we have found the Pavtube Video Converter for Mac has the strong ability of transcoding MKV files well. This program offers quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos MKV as well as Xvid, DivX, MOV, MTS, TiVo, VOB, etc. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. Barely several steps are enough. Just download it and follow the steps below.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video-converter-mac/
- Amazon Store Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QIBK0TQ
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76179460.html
How to play MKV file on Apple TV?
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your MKV files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Select the right formats for playing on Apple TV. Here we suggest you to go to the “HD Video” list, you will get the “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the best output.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the bit rate of video and audio, the codec of video and audio, video size, sample rate, frame rate, audio channels, etc., in the Profile Settings by hitting “Settings” button.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start MKV video to H.264 HD Video MP4 conversion for Apple TV playing. You can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button.
Conclusion: If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off “Showdown computer when conversion completed” and go away to do other things. If you are fond of enjoying MKV files on Apple TV, why not have a try? Enjoy streaming MKV files to Apple TV!
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