How to convert video for iPad

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Since: Apr 10

Changshahsien, China

#1 May 5, 2010
[B]Question:[/B]
I have some videos and would like to watch them on my new iPad, so I converted these files (1280x720p x264, AC3) to mp4 using QuickTime 7 and Perian by exporting to mp4 with the video set to pass through, and the audio set to AAC 160 Kbps 48 kHz. But iTunes won't let them sync with my iPad, and it doesn't tell me why. Is there something I can change with my conversion method?

[B]Answer:[/B]
Your first mistake was using Quicktime for video conversion. It works "okay", but is exceedingly slow and if you get one tiny thing wrong your video won't sync to the iPad.

The iPad only supports some video formats like h.264 videos (example AVI videos typically are) with the following specs: "H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v,.mp4, and .mov file formats".

So you need to find some software which converts you video to iPad H.264 videos. I strongly recommend one tool named [URL=http://www.aneesoft.com/w in-ipad-video-converter.html][ B]Aneesoft iPad Video Converter[/B][/URL]. It has two versions for both Windows PC and Mac OS.

For example. Here I'll show you how to convert AVI to iPad supported H.264 videos for watching on the iPad step-by-step.

[B]Things you’ll need[/B]
1.[URL=http://www.aneesoft.com /download/win/aneesoft-ipad-vi deo-converter-pro.exe]Aneesoft iPad Video Converter[/URL](Free for download trial version)
2. AVI video files

[B]Step 1: Download & install Aneesoft iPad Video Converter[/B]
We’ll be using the very nice iPad video converter software called [B]Aneesoft iPad Video Converter[/B] for converting AVI to iPad compatible video format, head over here and [URL=http://www.aneesoft.com/d ownload/win/aneesoft-ipad-vide o-converter-pro.exe]download the free trial version[/URL] of iPad Video Converter. Next step is to install this iPad Video Converter software.

[B]Step 2: Run iPad Video Converter and add AVI HD videos[/B]
Now run iPad Video Converter and click the big button "[B]Add...[/B]" to add .AVI HD videos from your hard disk, you may add as many AVI videos as you want to convert to H.264 videos for watching on iPad. Only the titles you checked will be converted.
[IMG]http://i928.photobucket.c om/albums/ad128/Ricky03-2009/i pad-video-converter-list1.jpg[ /IMG]

[B]Step 3: Edit & merge AVI HD videos: trim, crop, add effect, add watermark[/B]
Wanna edit your AVI videos to make it more personalized? You may add a watermark in [URL=http://www.aneesoft.com/d ownload/win/aneesoft-ipad-vide o-converter-pro.exe]Aneesoft iPad Video Converter[/URL]. Just select the title you'd like to add watermark, then click the button '[B]Edit[/B]' to launch video editing window. If you want to crop video or add some special effects, click the first two tabs.
[IMG]http://i928.photobucket.c om/albums/ad128/Ricky03-2009/i pad-video-converter-watermark2 .jpg[/IMG]

[B]Step 4: Change the output settings to convert AVI to iPad[/B]
You'll find a wide range of preset video setting options avaiable for Apple iPad. You may select "[B]iPad H.264(720p) MPEG4 Video(*.mp4)[/B]" for converting AVI to [URL=http://www.aneesoft.com/t utorials/ipad-supported-video- format.html]iPad supported videos[/URL]. Remember that the output file size and converting speed mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size and longer convertion time.
[IMG]http://i928.photobucket.c om/albums/ad128/Ricky03-2009/i pad-video-converter-format3.gi f[/IMG]

[B]Step 5: Start converting AVI to iPad video format[/B]
Now you may click the big button "[B]Start[/B]" to begin converting AVI to iPad compatible video files. Once the convert is complete,[URL=http://www.anees oft.com/win-ipad-video-convert er.html]Aneesoft iPad Video Converter[/URL] will place on your Desktop a new iPad format version of your video that will play on the iPad. Double-click the new file and play it to make sure it looks as you expect.

Since: Jul 10

Sevastopol, Russia

#7 Jul 13, 2010
I use another conversion tool which is also very easy-to-use, Convert-tune.
http:// convert-tune. com / index. html
It converts audio files to different formats.
It has free CD Ripper and free CD Burner, and other options.
It converts video files for iPod as well.
Convert-tune runs on Windows 2003, XP, 7, Vista and adds ID3 tags.

Since: Aug 10

Beijing, China

#10 Aug 2, 2010
iPad, declaired by Apple Inc. as a Magical and Revolutionary product, is announced on January 27, 2010 and released on April 3, 2010. The tablet computer is quickly popular among people who go after the latest fashion. Therefore, Emicsoft [url=http://www.emicsoft.com/i pad-video-converter.html]iPad Video Converter[/url] is created to solve the problem that AVI or MPEG or WMV videos can not be played by iPad. You may also interested in [url=http://www.emicsoft.com/d vd-to-ipad-converter.html]DVD to iPad Converter[/url]
[url=http://www.emicsoft.com/i pad-to-computer-transfer.html] iPad to Computer Transfer[/url]
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[url=http://www.emicsoft.com/m ac-dvd-to-ipad-converter.html] Mac DVD to iPad Converter[/url]
[url=http://www.emicsoft.com/i pad-to-mac-transfer.html]iPad to Mac Transfer[/url]
Sam

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#18 Nov 30, 2010
In fact there aren't many tools can realize that function in converting any format, but on my side, I more prefer to use MacVide iPad Video Converter. Converter supports adjustable parameters such as video size, image quality, bit rate.
kerry

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Dec 16, 2010
Jessy Brown

Portland, OR

#24 Jan 20, 2011
Moyea SWF converter is handy swf to video< converter.It converts swf to avi ,wmv,flv,3gp,mpeg,mp4 etc.

http://www.swfkits.com/
shala

Fremont, CA

#36 Jun 18, 2011
yeah,DVD to iPad Converter for Mac is specially designed for Mac users to convert DVD to iPad for Mac. It also converts DVD to iPad video and audio on your Mac directly. The default presets are the optimized settings for iPad with best video quality and sound effect, making the most of your iPad's big screen and HD feature.
http://www.mac-ipad-converter.org/
jerym

Fremont, CA

#37 Jun 18, 2011
These kind of post are always inspiring and I prefer to read quality content so I happy to find many good point here in the post, writing is simply great, thank you for the post
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Since: May 12

San Jose, CA

#54 Sep 10, 2012
I love to enjoy interesting movies on my iPad everywhere i like. Usually I convert video for playing on iPads by this video converter: http://www.kvisoft.com/video-converter/
cadai

Sacramento, CA

#55 Nov 28, 2012
taiyang

Orange, CA

#56 Nov 30, 2012
Well done, it works for me. thanks a lot. http://www.league-soft.com/how-to/convert-avi...
zieg

Orange, CA

#58 Jan 8, 2013
I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks a lot! http://www.league-soft.com
Andrea

Chihuahua, Mexico

#59 May 29, 2013
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Sandra M

Tallinn, Estonia

#62 Aug 17, 2013
Awesome tutorial, I will try to convert my first video in a miunute!

Regards,
Sandra
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Eduardo

Chihuahua, Mexico

#63 Aug 24, 2013
this is an excelent tutorial, peope always have problems to upload videos to their ipods, finally someone write how to do it, you are helping a lot of people. http://www.intercore.com.mx
Sam Oneal

Grodno, Belarus

#64 Oct 13, 2013
hansberjime

Portland, OR

#66 Oct 31, 2013
iPad support mp4 format, so you can just convert video to mp4 format.
http://www.firecoresoft.com/video-converter-m...

Since: Oct 13

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#67 Oct 31, 2013
cadai wrote:
great it's really work.Thanks to post the valuable link.

Since: Nov 13

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#71 Nov 6, 2013
Markharry1 wrote:
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great it's really work.Thanks to post the valuable link.
Yes it is so helpful.
Miguel

Mexico

#72 Nov 23, 2013
Do not use Quicktime to convert your videos to mp4, it isn't the best video converter, I would recommend you Video Converter, you can do a lot of things with this software.
http://www.empleosenguadalajara.com.mx/

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