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How to Play AVI & MKV on iPad/iPhone

author Emily Watson
date Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

By default, iOS devices can play .mp4, .m4v and .mov files and other formats like .mkv and .avi are not supported. So, if you attempt to import .avi videos to iTunes for syncing, it will end in error and of course forget about uploading this AVI file to iPad, iPhone, or iPod.

To play AVI and MKV files on the iPad successfully, you can use FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (opens new window) to convert AVI or MKV to iOS devices supported formats. This software can convert MKV and AVI to MP4 (opens new window) to helps play MKV/AVI on iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, PS4, Android, and more.

Here's how to put and play AVI or MKV videos into the iPad without error.

1. Download, install, and run FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate on your computer.

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2. Import AVI/MKV file

Click the "Add Files" button to import MKV/AVI video file to the program.

Import AVI or MKV Videos to Program

3. Choose output format

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is preset with optimized profiles for your iPad, iPhone, and iPod. To do it, just click "Convert All to" > "Device" and choose the specific format.

Choose Output Format from Profile Setting

4. Complete converting AVI/MKV to iPad/iPhone

Click the "Convert All" button to start and complete converting MKV or AVI to iPad/iPhone.

Complete Converting AVI or MKV to Play on iPhone

When the conversion is completed, you can transfer the converted video to your iPad (opens new window) or iPhone with FonePaw iOS Transfer (opens new window).

Besides being an iPad video converter, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is also an Android video converter that can convert videos to the format that suitable for Android phones and tablets. Download the program and enjoy movies and videos in an easier way.

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