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How to Convert MP4 to iPad format to Transfer and Play MP4 on iPad, iPad2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad Air or iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C

October 6th, 2011 by

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Overview

Usually, iPad does import and play MP4 files. However, sometimes you will fail to transfer MP4 to iPad let alone to play MP4 on iPad, iPad2, iPad3, iPad4, iPad Min, and iPad Air. Even the new released iPad 4 and iPad mini still cannot import and play some of the MP4 files. This article will describe the reason why we fail to transfer and play MP4 on iPad and the solution on how to successfully play all kinds of MP4, HD MP4 on iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad, iPad2, iPad 3, iPad or iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S.

Why Fail to Transfer MP4 to iPad/iPad 2/iPad 3/iPad 4/iPad mini/iPad Air/iPhone4S

According to Apple official website, iPad or iPhone 5/4S is only compatible with H.264, MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG video format with the following specifications:

  • If it is H.264 video, it should meet: up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
  • If it is MPEG-4 video, it should meet: 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;
  • If it is Motion JPEG (M-JPEG), it should meet: up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

If the MP4 video is not in the above technical specification, you will fail to transfer MP4 to iPad mini/iPad Air/iPad 4/iPad 3/iPad/iPad 2/iPhone 4S, let alone to play MP4 on iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad 3, iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.

How to Play MP4 on iPad, iPad2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad Air or iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C successfully?

In order to play MP4 or HD MP4 files on iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad2 or iPhone 5/4S, we have to convert them to iPad supported video format with specific specifications.

Bigasoft iPad Video Converter for Mac or Windows is just the ideal solution tool. With the optimized preset for iPad, it is just easy to convert all kinds of MP4 to iPad supported format with great quality and high speed. Besides it can also convert other video formats including AVI, MKV, WMV, ASF, MTS, VOB, MPEG, MOV, RM, 3GP, high quality 1080p or 1080i MKV, M2TS and more to iPad video MP4 or iPad H.264 1080p video or 720p video.

The following is a step by step guide on how to convert MP4 to iPad/iPad 2/iPad 3/iPad 4/iPad mini/iPad Air supported video format with the help of Bigasoft iPad Video Converter. It also applies to convert MP4 to iPhone 4S to play MP4 on iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C/iPhone 5/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPhone 3G/iPod.

Preparation: Run Bigasoft iPad Video Converter

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Free download Bigasoft iPad Video Converter (Windows Version, Mac Version), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 to iPad Converter

Step 1 Import MP4 video file

Click "Add File" button to import MP4 Video file. Or you can also drag your MP4 file directly to the main interface of Bigasoft iPad Video Converter.

Guide on how to convert MP4 to iPad to play MP4 on iPad mini/iPad 4/iPad 3/iPad/iPad2/iPhone/iPod

Step 2 Set iPad MPEG-4 video format

Click the drop-down button on the right side of the "Profile" to select iPad compatible MP4 format like iPad MPEG4 Video(*.mp4) from "iPad" Category.

To play 1080p MP4 on the third-generation iPad, select iPad H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) from the "iPad" category.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to iPad supported MP4 format

Click "Convert" button to finish converting MP4 to iPad compatible MP4 format.

Step 4 Transfer MP4 to iPad

Connect iPad to computer, start iTunes, and then import the converted MP4 file to iTunes for sync and transfer MP4 to iPad.

Play MP4 on iPad on the go

With Bigasoft iPad Video Converter, it is just easy to transfer and play MP4 on iPad! It also applies to convert and play MP4 on iPad mini/iPad Air/iPad 4/iPad 3/ iPad2/iPhone 5S/iPhone 5C/iPhone 5/iPhone 4S/iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS/iPhone 3G/iPod and more. It even applies to play other videos on ipad including AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, MTS, MPG, FLV etc. Wait no more, just get this powerful iPad Video Converter now!

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