How to convert .mkv to iTunes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Transporteur, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Transporteur macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    Hi there

    I've got a .mkv video which can only be viewed with VLC or Plex but I'd like to concert it into iTunes so that I can watch it using iTunes or Apple TV.

    Handbrake can make a .m4v out of it, but that does not work either.
    I tried both h264 and mpeg4 conversion.

    What do I need to do to make it accessible via iTunes?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    If you use Handbrake's Apple TV preset it should work. What are the parameters of your transcodes that are failing?
  3. Transporteur thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2008
    Actually I never used any of those presets.
    I just opened the file, selected MP4 file, either H264 or MPEG4 as codec and set the file size to the originals file size.
    That's it.

    I'm trying the ATV preset now.
    Thanks for the hint.

    Grüße nach good old germany. :D

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