”I want to add my movies to iPad Air 3 movie library but it doesn’t let me to add .mkv files: Anyone can help?”
”Can the iPad Air 3 support 2160p or 1080p mkv movies?b thanks!”
The iPad Air 3 is expected to retain the 9.7-inch display from the iPad Air 2. As mentioned, some reports have suggested the new tablet will come with a vastly improved screen resolution of 3,112 x 2,334 and a staggering401 ppi. So iPad Air 3 can play 1080p/2160p video. But it can’t play MKV files because the default media player on iPad Air 3 can’t handle MKV files. If you want to play 1080p/2160p MKV files on iPad Air 3, you need to install third party MKV players on iPad Air 3.
Top MKV Players on iPad Air 3
1. AirPlayit / AirPlayit HD
AirPlayit/ AirPlayit HD is limited to iPad users only with iOS 4.0 or later. Air Playit is a video streaming & player app, it is designed to streaming videos and audio to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Air Playit is capable of streaming and playing 320 different video & audio formats on your devices via WiFi and 3G/4G network. It acts as your personal audio video cloud server & player, and lets you watch videos on the go.
GoodPlayer is compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 4.3 and later. Swipe finger up/down on playing, change subtitles or turn off subtitles. It supports almost all video and audio formats.
Lots of subtitle language encoding supported. There are two full screen modes : Crop on full screen and Fit on full screen. Set password protection on folders.
3. VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is the most powerful and popular media players on PC and Mac. It also can be downloaded and installed on portable deices. VLC can play nearly all videos including MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, M4V, VOB, H.265, 4K, etc on iPad Air 3 and iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 4, iPhone SE, and Android tablet/smartphone.
Top MKV Converter to convert MKV to iPad Air 3
Apart from MKV player on iPad Air 3, there is anther way to make you play 1080P/2160P MKV files on iPad Air 3. That is to convert MKV to MP4, MOV, M4V for iPad Air 3 with video converter.
Here, we strongly resommend you for Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review)to help you convert 1080p2160p MKV to iPad Air 3 playable video. It can hhelp you transfer MKV HD video to iPad Air 3, iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 4, etc compatible video format, sync output video to iPad Air 3 via iTunes, and watch MKV files on any iPad models anywhere!
Besides MKV, it also can convert MP4, MOV,VOB, WMV, MPG, Tivo, AVI, Divx, QT, FLV, F4V, ASF, 3GP, TS, MTS, M2TS, etc video to iPad Air 3. You can input these video to the software and output MP4, MOV, M4V format for iPad Air 3. It even can rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad Air 3. This program can keep original video quality and allows you to adjust video and audio codec, bitrate, resolution, channel, frame rate to get more compatible with iPad Air 3. Besides, it offers optimized preset for iPad Air.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/imedia-converter-mac/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-iMedia-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177788.html
Three Steps to convert 1080p/2160p MKV files to iPad Air 3
Step 1: Click the “File” button on the top-left of the program to load MKV filesto the app. Tivo, AVI, WMV, etc are all supported.
Step 2: Click “Format” drop-down list and choose “iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4)” as the compatible MP4 preset with best video quality. Or you can choose other presets if you don’t need full size videos.
Tip: You could also click the “Settings” to adjust the video and audio parameters of output files. In the Video Settings, you can select Encoder, Frame Rate, Resolution (you could define it yourself according to your iPad Pro tablet) and Bitrate for your movie.
Step 3: Hit the big red “Convert” to start converting unsupported video to MP4 with best video settings for iPad Air 3. After the conversion, click “Open output folder” in the conversion window, or “Open” in main interface to quick locate the converted video and copy to iPad Air 3 via iTunes.
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