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As the most popular tablet, Apple iPad has attracted millions of fans with amazing user experience. It's great in watching movies/TV Shows, browsing the Internet, sending e-mails, playing games and more. Take video entertainment for example, you can download, purchase movies in Apple iTunes Store directly on the new iPad, install YouTube app or other applications which provides videos for rent or purchase, or transfer from your Mac iTunes (or PC iTunes). However, not all video files can be playable on iPad Air/mini/new iPad. In this article, you will get the list of iPad supported formats. And you can get the tutorial on how to convert videos to iPad compatible formats as well.

How to Play Incompatible Videos on iPad Pro

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You only are able to play video in iPad compatible format on the iOS device. But if you happen to have some video in incompatible format with iPad, like AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV and more, you have to convert your video to iPad video format first before the playback. So how to convert? It’s a piece of cake with the help of a good Converter like iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe. This Mac Converter is outstanding in converting video and audio in all popular formats with ultra fast conversion speed and loss-less output file quality.

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Tutorial on How to Convert Video Format for iPad on Mac

Step 1. Add files

At first, please go to the "File" menu then choose "Load Media Files" to import your videos to this program. In addition, you can directly drag and drop your videos to iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac to save your time.

Step 2. Select output format

For Apple products like iPad, iPhone, iPod, iMovie and more, there are some optimized presets provided, which means you can directly choose the "iPad" preset here in your conversion without adjusting the video settings by yourself.

Step 3. Ready to convert

After setting the output format, you can click the "Convert" button to convert your videos to iPad supported format now. If necessary, you can edit your videos before converting them.

Optional: Free Online Tool to Convert Videos for iPad

If you don't want to install a desktop program, you can also try online video converter to convert your videos to iPad supported format. Try it below:

Tips: iPad Supported formats

iPad Supported Video Format (new iPad included):

MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 30 fps, 640 x 480 pixels, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in formats like .mp4, .mov and .m4v;

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 fps, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in formats like .mp4, .mov and .m4v;

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 30 fps, 1280 x 720 pixels, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi format.

iPad Supported Audio Format:

HE-AAC (V1 and V2)

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)

Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)

MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)

MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

Apple Lossless



iPad Supported TV Format:

Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (cables sold separately)

576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable

576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable

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