iPad Video Converter: Convert Any Video to iPad

By Emily Watson, Thursday, June 11, 2015

I understand how frustrated you are when you have to deal with the embarrassing fact that you cannot play many popular videos on your iPad. And now you may want to find an iPad video converter to convert videos to the format compatible with iPad. But what these formats are? Which iPad video converter can do the job?


Part 1: What Video Formats will the iPad Play/Support
Part 2: What's the Ideal Video Converter for iPad
Part 3: How to Convert Videos to iPad Supported Video Formats

Part 1: What Video Formats will the iPad Play/Support

According to Apple's official website, the series of iPad only support .m4v, .mp4, .mov file formats with H.264 or MPEG-4 video codes and AAC audio. For example, the iPad Air 2 Technical Specifications gives us the detailed specifications of video formats that can be played on iPad Air 2:

"Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."

Form above we know that not only all WMV, FLV, MKV, SWF are unsupported by iPad, but some of MP4, MOV and AVI videos are also incompatible. So, if you should covert videos to iPad supported formats first for video playback on iPad.

Part 2: What's the Ideal Video Converter for iPad

Though there are hundreds of video converters on the internet, the reality is that not all video converters can convert videos to the proper video formats that play on the iPad. Instead of wasting much time on finding a workable iPad video converter, you're suggested to try FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate. This program can convert all types of video files (AVI, FLV, VOB, MPEG, MKV, WMV, MTS, YouTube, etc.) to iPad H.264/MPEG4 videos. This program also allows you to convert audio files to iPad AAC music files.


Free download the trial version below and have a try.

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Part 3: How to Convert Videos to iPad Supported Video Formats

1. Add files you want to convert

After installing the program on your computer, launch it and click "Add Video" to import video for conversion. You can also click the "Load Disc" button to add files from DVDs.

Add Video Files You Want to Convert

2. Select the output format

①Please click "Profile" drop-down list to select the output formats from "Apple iPad" category.

②You can also choose the output format as "H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" from "General Video" category.

③If your source file is HD, please select "HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" from "HD Video" category.

Select Video Format to Export

3. Start Conversion for iPad

Click the "Browse" button next to the "Destination" field, and specify the folder to save converted video files. Then, click "Convert".

Start Video Conversion for Apple iPad

4. Transfer videos to iPad

After conversion done, you can sync the converted videos to your iPad. Also, you can directly transfer videos to iPad with FonePaw iOS Transfer.

Transfer Video Files to iPad

You must know that all your wonderful videos on iPad can now stream wirelessly to your AirPlay-enabled Apple TV on a Wi-Fi network. But do you know that FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate also allows you to convert videos to the format Apple TV supported? Find what videos are supported by Apple TV by checking the "Profile" list in "Apple TV" category with this program and register to own this powerful video converter now!

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