How to Convert Video to iPad Compatible Formats

January 27, 2021Andrew Miller

Characterized by its incredibly responsive Multi-Touch screen and amazingly powerful Apple-designed chip, iPad has become more and more thinner and lighter over the years. When talking about playing digital videos, iPad is definitely an ideal device to watch movies and TV shows in widescreen.

Sometimes, you may find that videos downloaded from online site can't play on iPad. Perhaps, the video format doesn't match with iPad video player codex. Don't worry. In the following post, we will show you 3 ways to convert video to iPad supported formats with iPad video converters on Windows and Mac.

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Part 1. Best Way to Convert Video to iPad (Fully Recommended)

Not all videos formats are supported for iPad. For example, iPad doesn't support AVI, WMV or FLV video formats. Under this circumstance, if you still insist on playing incompatible formats like AVI on iPad, you can try an iPad video converter tool. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful video to iPad converter that supports converting over 1000 video and audio formats for playing on your devices.

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How to Convert video with iPad video converter

Step 1.
Get this iPad video converter on your Windows computer or Mac. Click "Add File" to load the video you want to convert.
Add File
Step 2.
Click "Profile" button from the drop-down list to select the exact output video format that is the most suitable for your iPad. You can choose "Apple iPad" from the list, and select the right format.
Step 3.
You can click the "Settings" button to set parameters of your output video such as such as encoder, resolution, bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, channels and so on. Then, click "OK" to save the changes.
Step 4.
After all is set, click "Convert All" to start converting the video to iPad supported format.

If you want to to clip your video or stitch several videos together, you can use "Trim" function in this program. Just move the slider to set the starting point and ending point. You can also tick "Merge into one file" option to merge the files you choose into one output file. Then, click "OK" to save the changes.


If you want to get rid of the unwanted part of the video, you can click "Edit" > "Crop" to start cropping video. You can drag the crop frame to choose crop, or you can fill the blank to set an accurate crop area size.


You can also perfect your video by adding effects. Just drag the adjustment bar to find your favorite effect of Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue and Volume.

Add Effects

Convert to audio and video formats that are compatible with your any device like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC, PSP, Sony Xperia, Xbox, etc.

Here is a complete tutorial shown as below:

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Part 2. How to Convert Video on iPad with Free Video Converter

Besides providing an ultimate method, we also show you a freeware to convert movie files to iPad format. Free Video Converter should be a perfect companion to convert any video to iPad format for free. What's more, you can easily convert any video/audio to MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MP3, etc. It's compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7 computer or macOS Sonoma or earlier.

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Step 1.
Similar to the previous step, you can run Free Video Converter on your Windows or Mac. Click "Add File(s)" button in the main interface to import your video file.
Add File
Step 2.
Browse and select the output format. You can choose a supported format for your iPad mini, iPad mini 4/3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 4, and more models.
Choose Format
Step 3.
After selecting the output folder, you can click "Convert" to start converting video to iPad.

Part 3. How to Put Movies on iPad with Handbrake on Mac

Handbrake is a popular free program to convert videos to your desired videos, movies as to play on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. You can follow the general steps to convert movies as to play on your iPad.

Step 1.
Run Handbrake on your MacBook, and click "Source" to import the video files you want to play on iPad.
Step 2.
Click "Browse" to set the destination folder. You can also set the output format to iPad supported format like Mp4, MOV, M4V, etc.
Step 3.
You can personalize your iPad video settings in this program. Choose the Video Codec, FPS and quality. Click "Start" to convert the video file to iPad supported format.
Video Settings


We mainly introduced 3 methods to convert video to iPad format on Windows and Mac. You can use the ultimate tool Video Converter Ultimate to export iPad supported formats. We also provide you a freeware tool to convert video to iPad supported formats. If you have any questions, you can check the FAQs below.

Question1. What are iPad supported video formats?

There are many common video formats that iPad supports, including MP4, M4V, MOV, H.264, MPEG 4 and M-JPEG.

Question2. How do I convert DVD to iPad?

You may prefer watching DVD movies and videos on iPad. Video Converter Ultimate is an ultimate tool to convert DVD movies and videos to iPad supported formats. After that, you can play DVD movies on iPad.

Question3. Can I play AVI on iPad?

If you have downloaded AVI files on your computer, you may find that iPad doesn't support AVI file format. One available method is to convert AVI file to iPad supported file format with Aiseesoft Video Converter.

Question4. iPad supports MP4 format. Why I still can't play it on my iPad?

MP4 is a multimedia container that supports many codec. If the MP4 video is not accessible on your iPad, you can use Video Converter Ultimate to convert MP4 to supported file format.

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