iPad Video Player: Watch Videos on iPad Without Converting
If you hate converting videos to MP4 or M4V that iPad can play natively, it's indeed a great idea to use an iPad video player that allows you to play almost any video on iPad, including iPad unsupported video formats like AVI, DviX, Xvid, MKV, WMV etc. Below, I'll introduce three doable iPad video players.
VLC is the best iPad video player that I've met to watch most video format files directly on iPad without converting. Sadly, VLC has been removed from the AppStore by Apple, due to some kind of disagreement. However, you can get VLC again by jailbreaking your iPad.
FlexPlayer is a free iPad video player, which supports AVI, DivX, Xvid, VOB etc. However, there are still some downsides. It crashes frequently. Sometimes, (some users complained that) this app doesn't support some formats very well like FLV, and things become even worse when it's updated to the current version.
YXPlayer supports AVI, DivX, Xvid, WMV, H.264 etc. You need to pay $5 for it. It seems to be a great app for you to play videos on iPad, but most of reviews says it sucks, rendering audio sometimes unlistenable and running at a a maximum of 15 frames per second for video.
In fact, none can really satisfy users on the current market. For most people, they don't want to convert videos for iPad just because it's time-consuming and it will lower quality. Well, what if there is a way to convert any video with ultra-fast speed and ZERO quality loss? It turns out there is. The software is called Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ).
Besides converting videos with 30X faster conversion speed and no any quality loss, this app always works steadily, easily, and effectively (compared with the three iPad video players above).
1 Download, install and run this video converter
You can get the both Mac and Windows version of this app by clicking the link below. After that, install and run it.
Note: The guide below is mainly for Windows users. Of course, the Mac users' guide is extraordinarily similar to it. For Mac users, if need, you can also refer to here: the Guide of Video Converter for Mac.
2 Add videos to this video converter
To do it, go to "Convert" tab>"Add Files" button to browse your computer hard disk to select the video files you want to import. This great app supports drag-drop operation and batch conversion, so you can also drag one or several video files to the program instead. Note that the default task number is five and the maximum task number is 10.
3 Choose an appropriate output format for iPad
There are all popular iPad models in this app's output format list, such as the original iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPad mini. You're assured to find an optimized presetting for your iPad model here.
Hit the format icon in the "Output Format" pane, and then click the down-arrow button to browse all device models. Just select your own iPad model.
4 Play videos on iPad
Click the "Convert" button in the bottom-right side of this Video Converter's interface to convert video files for playback on your iPad. When the conversion is over, you can transfer the output files to the device via iTunes sync. You'll find your iPad can successfully detect the media files and play them smoothly.