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How to Convert MKV to Apple TV Playable Format in Best Quality

MKV video[1] currently is one of the most popular HD video source on Internet. It is open source and feature-rich convertainer video format which can keep multiple video/audio/subtitle streams into one file. Even someone will convert their AVCHD recording M2TS footage to MKV format as digital backup. Do you want to enjoy Full-HD MKV movie downloaded from internet on your Apple TV (4 with tvOS 10/9.2/9.0)?

Apple TV[2] has been redesigned to be small in size but big on entertainment. Rent from the largest selection of HD MKV movies - many available the same day they come out on DVD. Watch Netflix titles instantly. Rent TV shows, commercial free in HD. And stream photos and music from your computer to your widescreen TV.

Apple TV so far does not support MKV video properly. The most convenient approach is to convert the MKV file into Apple TV supported formats, like H.264/MPEG-4 video up to 720p.

How to Convert MKV on Mac/Windows OS and Play MKV Videos on Apple TV (4)

WinX HD Video Converter for Mac is the fastest solution in the current market to convert MKV to Apple TV on Mac. It is the first and only video converter on Mac platform that uses hardware acceleration tech (QSV and CUDA/NVENC), and supports Multi-core CPU (i3, i5, i7), and Hyper Threading Technology (Converting MKV to Apple TV by multi threads at the same time, speed up the conversion timely). It comes with a Windows edition that is even compatible with the newest Windows 10 OS.

Download the NO. 1 fast MKV converter on Mac and PC with hardware encorder and follow steps below to convert MKV HD video to Apple TV for smooth playback.

Step 1: Import your source HD MKV video.

After downloading the video converter, click on + button to add the source video. It supports as many as 320 input video formats, of course including the multi-track MKV HD (1080p) video file.

Step 2: Choose Apple TV as the output.

Choose Apple Device under output profile category and find to Apple TV Video as output format. Then click on "The New Apple TV (MPEG4 or H264)". They are both MP4 video for the new Apple TV (Apple TV 4). The H264 one's codec is h.264+aac with default resolution, while the MPEG4 profile is of mpeg4+aac codec, and in 640x480 resolution. "The New Apple TV (H264)" is recommended. You can choose LQ or HQ as the output quality at your free will. Then hit "Done".

Step 3: Make personaly settings.

The HD MKV to Apple TV video converter allows you to testify the wonder of video editing feature. All video/audio parameters are customizable for you to balance video quality and file size, including video bitrate, video resolution, frame rate, etc. Trim video feature is to cut off video clips/segments by specifying start time and end time; you can crop video to get rid of black edges and frames.

Further more, you can enable "Intel" or "Nvidia" as the Hardware Encoder for faster MKV video conversion, or check "use High Quality Engine" and "Deinterlacing".

Convert MKV to Apple TV

Step 4: Start converting MKV to Apple TV.

click RUN button to begin your MKV to Apple TV (4) conversion. After a while, find the output file and transfer the MP4 video file from your Mac to your Apple TV. Thus, the original MKV video can be played back on the bigger screen of your Apple TV 4/3/2.

* Much more playback solutions for MKV video
Converting video from MKV to MP4 or M4V for Apple devices makes you watch MKV files anywhere you please, like watching MKV movie on iPad/iPhone/iTunes/iPod when you are on the subway, playing MKV with Windows Media Player or QuickTime without MKV codec installed on computer.

* Enrich or Abandon original MKV elements
While converting MKV video to MP4 video, you can still keep HD H.264 video with surround sound AAC audio and can also include advanced cinematic extras such as multiple audio tracks (e.g. director's commentary), multilingual subtitles, chapter points (great feature, especial on your iPod, since it enables you to start the movie wherever you want), bonus content and more.

* Zero-Quality loss after converting MKV
You don't need to worry about degradation after converting your HD MKV video to MP4 format. Some professional and responsible MKV to MP4 converter software for Windows (10) will offer you tailor-made video transcoding for you. For instance, Winxvideo AI and its Mac version are masterful at converting MKV to MP4, and converting MKV to M4V.

Related External Source:

[1]: MKV Video - Free Open Source HD Video format, born with future designs
[2]: Apple TV - A digital media player and a microconsole developed and sold by Apple Inc.

Also read: Apple TV 4 Supported File Formats

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author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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