Can someone recommend a good MKV player for iPhone? Specifically, something that can play 720 or 1080 files on a smartphone such as the upcoming iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C?
iPhone can’t decode MKV very well, and that’s maybe why so many users are seeking a best MKV player app for their iPhone. Even if the latest iPhone 5C or 5S. According to my own experience, it’s really difficult for us to find a perfect media player to play all the MKV video files. Because MKV is a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture, or subtitle tracks in one file. It is complex and elusive. So, selecting a media player isn’t indeed a good way.
If you want mobile playback in .mkv on iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C, your best bet is to convert the mkv videos into mp4 format, which is naturally supported by iOS. Encoding MKV takes long time, but it is necessary to do so, because of the limitation of iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C. Actullay, as long as you take a right video conversion software, the encoding time should be OK for you.
Here Pavtube video converter is recommended for you. Which equipped with advanced CUDA and ATI stream acceleration technology, that will make the conversion speed much faster than ever before. Moreover, there are many optimized presets for iPhone 5, to make sure you get best video quality on your phone. Here’s how to convert 1080p/720p MKV to MP4 for playing on iPhone 5C or 5S.
Download and Install:
Step 1. Drag and drop MKV file to Pavtube MKV Converter. The software supports batch conversion, and you may add multiple MKVs at a time.
Step 2. Select output format from the drop-down profile list of “Format” bar. Here you can find the templates for almost all Apple products and Android tablets: iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Transformer Prime, Iconia tabs, Sony Tablet S, HP TouchPad, Toshiba Thrive, etc.
Step 3. Press the big Convert button to start converting MKV to iPhone 5S/5C optimized video.
In case that the default presets don’t work for your specific needs, you may click “Settings” to set video bitrate, file size, frame rate, audio channel, sampling rate, bitrate, etc. The lower bitrate you set, the smaller output file size is. Basically the best balance for iPhone 5S/5C is 2500kbps and smartphones 1500kbps.
Hope this article is really useful for you to watch MKV on iPhone 5S or 5C.