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How Can I Watch Movies On iPad

Have you been longing to reward yourself with an iPad? Do you intend to get it this Christmas? Are you worried that you might not be able to watch movies on your iPad because you’ll have difficulties to transfer or sync your video files that’s on your Windows operating PC? Or is it because the video files are not supported or contains incompatible codecs? We have some solutions for you; you can even download or record TV shows, FREE, to watch on your iPad!

However, most files downloaded or recorded might not be recognized by the iPad’s restraining lists of supported video formats. Hence, you will need to convert the video files with either Method 1: Through an online AVI converter or; Method 2: Desktop converter.

Method 1: Online Video File Converter

There are many options to choose from if you prefer to convert your video files online. Here’s a list of online converters where you can use to compress, convert or download free videos to watch on your iPad. All you need is a steady and good connection to the Internet. No downloads or installation required; but you can only convert one file at a time. What a bumper for those who have more to convert!

You can either upload your video files from the local folder where the video files are saved or simply drag-and-drop them onto the box provided if the feature is enabled. Alternatively, copy-and-paste the video’s URL into the column to download your favorite video clip.

Since there’s no installation required, you don’t have to worry about the compatibility issues with your PC’s operation system. You just have to make sure that the online converters offers you the option of output formats that you need for playing back to watch movies on your iPad.

Simply check out Method 2 if the online converters aren’t able to deliver up to your expectations.

Method 2: Desktop Video File Converter

The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is compatible for download onto both Windows and Mac operating PC. Hence, you’ll be rest assured that you’ll be able to download, convert and also transfer video files that’s on your Windows PC to watch on the iPad. Just proceed to download the trial version and then follow on with the step-by-step guide underneath (for a simple conversion with the option to edit if you wish).

Step 1

In order to add your video files onto the interface, you can either drag in the files directly from your local directory, click on the +Add Files icon or through Load DVD. After that, click Edit (which is on every upload file as illustrated below) and proceed to Step 2 for further details.

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Step 2

Apart from being able to trim and crop your videos, you can also personalize it with the built-in effects as well as add in watermarks or subtitles. Furthermore, you can preview the changes in real-time!

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Step 3

Rather than having to manually selecting the output format for your video files, there’s the preset at your convenience. Just go ahead and browse for your brand or model of devices for playback in the Output Format’s drop-down menu. It’s basically as simple as that, and all you’re left to do right now is to click on the Convert button. There you go, sit back and relax until the pop-up messages tell you that it’s all completed. Now you can start to watch movies on the iPad!

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You’ll also notice that there are two more different options as Burn and Download on top of the interface. As the name suggest, you can either copy contents on your DVD (not DRM-protected) to another new disc or simply burn your video files onto a DVD or create an ISO image and etc. Alternatively, download your videos from online streaming sites. After that, simply convert and transfer it onto your iPad’s supported format and codec for an optimized playback experience!

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May 13,2016 13:44 pm / Posted by Christine Smith to iPad

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