How to Play AVI Videos on iPad Without Converting
You will get frustrated when you try to play AVI on iPad. True, you're restricted to play most video formats including AVI on Apple iPad. That's one of Apple's biggest cons - only supporting very few of video formats like M4V and MP4. Converting AVI can be a practical solution. However, most of people think it's time-consuming and it will reduce video quality. So, they trend to find a iPad video player to let them play AVI on iPad without converting.
VLC was once very popular, which allowed iPad users to play virtually any video format. Unfortunately, due to some sort of disagreement, this media player has been removed from AppStore by Apple. If you want to install it, you have to jailbreak your iPad. There are also another iPad video players, such as FlexPlayer and YXPlayer etc. And I have tried both. However, according to my personal experience, both of them sometimes fail to play my AVI files from some sources.
Actually, if you find a powerful Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ), you can surely convert AVI to iPad without converting. And another reasons why I strongly recommend this app are that it is always workable and supports any popular video format like AVI, MKV, WMV, VOB, DviX, Xvid, MTS, M2TS and more.
In essence, this app works "No conversion". It just changes the wrapping of these videos and not the extract content. It means only the cover of your video is changed and the video inside remains untouched. So the video quality will keep the original.
1 Load AVI files.
Run this video converter. Simply drag your AVI files from your computer to the program window. After all AVI files imported successfully, you can change the file name and preview them by clicking the video thumbnails.
2 Choose an appropriate output format for iPad
Click the format icon in the "Output Format" pane to open the drop-down format list. This app contains all iPad models on the market. Just go to "Device">"Apple" category, and then choose an optimized preset according to your iPad model.
3 Play AVI on iPad
You can click the "Convert" button to convert avi to iPad without converting (Note: no conversion in essence because no quality is loss). This program is quite efficient, finishing the tasks in minutes. And there is the progress bar, which can show you the remaining time. After it's completed, you can import them to your iPad via iTunes sync.