I can't play the MKV movie by iTunes.

Dec 9, 2013 4:02PM PST

I can't play the MKV movie by iTunes.Why?

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Re: mkv
Dec 9, 2013 4:39PM PST

The answer is simple: because iTunes doesn't do it. That's a choice Apple made.

So your two options:
- convert these movies to a format iTunes understands. There surely are shareware programs that can do so.
- use another player than iTunes. VLC player is free and runs on many devices.


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Play MKV video
Dec 10, 2013 9:49AM PST

iTunes supports only mp4 and mov video, no mkv video, you have to convert your mkv video to the right format first, and here is a guide about how to convert video.

Or you can other video player like VLC player, Media Player Classic, etc. They are both free and safe, works well with MKV video. Hope it helps. Feel free to email me if you need further help.

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