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How to Convert MOV (Quicktime) to iPad (iPad 4 included)

iPad really enriched our digital life with its cutting-edge technology. However, its constant upgrading brings confusions and frustrations as well. Say you shoot an amazing video with your Kodak and want to play it on your new iPad; you may fail---though its file extension is .MOV, typical apple file. Why?

According to apple.com, it only supports MOV files encoded by H.264, MPEG-4; Bit Rate: 30 frames per second; Resolution: 1080p or 640 by 480 pixels with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz. Thus, if your QuickTime MOV video is not encoded in the this way, you will fail to play them on iPad (iPad 3, iPad 4 included).

To solve the incompatibility issue, you don't need to be an expert on video & audio formats. You just need some decent video converter to decode your QuickTime MOV files to iPad friendly format. Here, Wondershare Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. With it, you can convert virtually any video format to your iPad (iPad 3, iPad 4) with a few clicks. Incompatibility issue no longer exists. OK, finally comes with the guide on how to convert QuickTime MOV to iPad.

Preparation: Download, install and run this video converter.

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Note: Two versions are available: Video Converter for Mac (supports Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion) and Video Converter (supports Windows 8/7/XP/Vista), they work almost the same. Below guide takes the Mac screenshots, just make sure your get the right version.

Step 1: Add QuickTime MOV files to MOV to iPad converter

Click "File">"Load Media Files" to load the QuickTime MOV videos from the desktop or folders. If you get the videos at hand, simply drag and drop them into the program window.

After all MOV files have been imported in the item tray, you can fix the list order, rename the file, and preview them in the right preview screen. If you want to merge into one file, click "Edit" in the menu bar and select the option.

MOV to iPad converter, main interface

Step 2: Choose the output format

Click the format image icon to reveal the output panel. And then select the preset for iPad from the Devices category.

MOV to iPad converter, output iPad

Tips: Besides professional QuickTime MOV to iPad conversion, this program also provides editing functions which enables you to modify output video. Just go to Menu bar, and choose Edit. Common features are provided: trimming your desired length, cropping black borders, change video effect, adding subtitles or watermark.

MOV to iPad converter, output iPad

Step 3: Start QuickTime MOV to iPad conversion (iPad 3, iPad mini supported)

When you're satisfied, click Convert image button to activate conversion. This program is very efficient in conversion and the progress bar will show you the remaining time.

MOV to iPad progress bar

When all conversions completed, the converted videos will automatically add to your iTurnes as long as you have done the settings: Go to Preferences>Convert>Add files to iTunes Library after convertion. Now, just sync them to your iPad, and then you're able to enjoy them anytime, anywhere!

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audio works but video doesnt??
Hi, Friedmanj, this is because you're using the tria version of this video converter. To get the watermarks removed, you need to buy this software and get it registered. kind regards,
works but watermarks all of your videos, FYI