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How to Convert AVI to MP4 for iPad (iPad mini included)

Every time I try to convert a AVI movie in Quicktime Pro it will never import in to iTunes. I don't know what I am doing wrong, I am following the manual and nothing is working. I am going on vacation in a few days and I need these movies on iPad for my son. Please help!

---nmang86 from Apple Community

If you also encounter the same problem, you've come to the right place. AVI is a container format for various codecs that will run on a windows computer. QuickTime is not setup to handle them. To convert AVI to MP4 for your iPad (iPad mini) included, Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) is what you need. Designed for apple users, it converts AVI files directly to iPad all models with 30X faster speed, including iPad 2, New iPad, iPad 4, iPad mini. Meanwhile, you can set the converted files automatically adding to iTunes to save time greatly. Below comes the detailed guide, only 3 steps needed.

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Note: Besides converting AVI to iPad MP4 video, this program actually deals with virtually all popular videos including WMV, MKV, MPEG, MTS, etc. and transfers them into iPad MP4, H.264 format, or extract music to save it as iPad AC3/MP3 audio. Below guide takes Windows screenshot, just make sure you've downloaded the right version.

1 Import your AVI videos

Drop your AVI files directly into this program. They will show as thumbnails with detailed file information like format, duration, size, and resolution, etc. Click the play icon on the left corner, you will reveal the previewing window.

Tips: "Add files to iTunes Library after convertion" option is available to save your time for dragging downloaded files to iTunes and syncing to Apple device. To set it, just go to "Preferrence" under the menu bar in the upper right corner of program window.

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2 Choose iPad MP4 as the output format

Click the format image on the right screen, you'll open the output format drop-down list. Here, a variety of video & audio formats and configured presets for devices are provided. To convert AVI to MP4 for playback on your iPad, you have below two options.

  1. Select "Format">"Video">"MP4 Video". If necessary, you can click Settings in the bottom right corner to adjust the bit rate, frame rate, resolution, etc. as per your specific model.
  2. Go to "Device" tab, and then choose your specific models from "Apple" subcategory. These presets are optimized for your devices, and will play greatly on them.

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3 Start AVI to MP4 conversion for iPad

After choosing iPad MP4 format, you can return to the program window to check its output file size. It necessary, you can use its embedded editing feature like trim, crop, rotate, zoom, etc. to cut down file size.

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When everything goes as you like, just hit Convert and let this AVI to MP4 converter for iPad do the rest for you.

4 Sync the movie to your iPad

When all conversions completed, it will automatically launch iTunes if you have check out  "Add files to iTunes Library after convertion" in the Preference setting. Under Devices, select your iPad. Select the "Movies" tab at the top of the iTunes window and click the Sync Movies checkbox. Make sure the box next to "Automatically sync all movies" is not checked.

Navigate to the movie that you want to import into your iPad. Check the box next to the title and click "Apply" in the lower right hand corner. That's it. Now you can lie cozily to watch your favorite AVI movies on iPad now.

Further Reading:

Convert VOB to MP4: Show you how to convert vob to mp4 losslessly, so you can play your favorite files with portable devices on the go.

Rotate MP4 Videos: See how to rotate MP4 files 90 degrees with a great MP4 rotator to play perfectly on any media player.

Convert MKV to MP4: Convert mkv to mp4 video format, so that you can enjoy your favorite mkv video files with your portable devices.

Convert MP4 to iPhone 5 : If you come across some MP4 files that fail to play on iPhone 5, consider it done here.

Please watch the video tutorial.

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Hi Jean,this program is so far a desk software which you can install on your PC or Mac computer. But you can use this software to convert videos and then transfer to iPan mini manually.
Which download free trial is for iPad mini. Don't know what face logo means