How to Convert AVI/MP4/MKV/MOV/DIVX/FLV to iPad & iPhone

Sometimes you can't add your movies to iTunes, or the movie can be added to iTunes, but won't sync to iPhone to play. Another situation is that you can't play MP4, MOV and AVI files on your iPhone and iPad, while those formats are apple supported.

This article will tell the reason of your problems. To effectively solve your problem, you need to convert your video files to both iTunes and iOS devices supported format. The iPad and iPhone converter below converts videos with no quality loss and at fastest speed.

Best iPad & iPhone Video Converter - Convert Any video to iPad/iPhone video Formats

wondershare video converter
  • • Convert video to iPad/iPhone video formats such as MP4 (H.264), MP4 (MPEG-4), MOV (H.264), MOV (MPEG-4).
  • • Convert videos with presets for iPhone, iPad, and even iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.
  • • Extract audio from videos to iPad/iPhone music files.
  • • Customize video by trimming, cropping, rotating, adding effects, etc.
  • • Transfer the converted files via WiFi.
  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9
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Part 1: How to Convert MP4/WMV/AVI/MKV/MOV/DIVX to iPad & iPhone

This is a step-by-step guide to show you how to convert movies to iPad & iPhone video format for Windows with Wondershare Video Converter. If you are a Mac user, just get the tutorial here, How to Convert Movies to iPad/iPhone for Mac.

1.Add videos to the iPad/iPhone Converter

When the program opens, click "Add Files" to import the videos to iPad. This movie to iPad/iPhone converter supports about 150+ different popular media formats.

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2.Choose the preset iPad/iPhone format

From the "Output Format" drop-down list on the right side of primary window, select iPad or iPhone as the output format in the Apple category. Then, click "Convert" to begin the video to iPad/iPhone conversion. It is very easy for you to convert MP4/WMV/AVI/MKV/MOV/DIVX to iPad & iPhone.

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3. Transfer the converted video to your iPad/iPhone

Now connect your Apple iPad or iPhone to your computer and sync converted video to iPad/iPhone with Apple iTunes. From now on, you can play movie/videos on your iPad/iPhone as you want.

Note: You can also transfer the converted file through WiFi.

That's it, with 3 steps you can convert any videos to iPad or iPhone video formats. Enjoy watching videos on Apple devices anytime and anywhere.

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Video Tutorial: How to Convert MP4/WMV/AVI/MKV/MOV/DIVX to iPad & iPhone

Part 2: Reasons Why Can't Play Video on iPhone/iPad Successfully

I. Can't add movies to iTunes.

iTunes supported video formats are MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI with Motion JPEG encoded (up to 1280x720, 30 fps frames rate, ulaw audio).Also iTunes only supports MPEG-4 and H.264 video codec, and AAC audio codec.

If your videos aren't the iTunes supported video format like WMV, MKV, FLV, you can't add it in iTunes. Thought the video is the iTunes compatile format, sometimes it still can't be added to iTunes. For example, MP4, as a media container format, can be encoded with many different codecs like DivX, Xvid, H.263, AC3, WMA, etc. In this case, the MP4 file isn't supported by iTunes.

II. Can't sync or play movie on iPhone or iPad, though the video can be added and played in iTunes.

iPhone and iPad supports the same file formats and codecs as iTunes. However, if the video doesn't meet the technical specifications for iOS devices like video size, bitrates, sample rate and etc, you will fail to play files on iPhone and iPad.

iPad & iPhone Technical specifications.

  • H.264 video: up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
  • MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
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