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ipadHeadI understand, you had to buy one of those shiny new iPads because it is the hottest new device out there. We know the device does not support Flash off the bat, due to Steve Jobs wanting to embrace open formats instead of the proprietary Flash format. MakeUseOf has covered the top ten free apps for the iPad The 10 Top Free Apps For The iPad The 10 Top Free Apps For The iPad Read More that you might want to check out as well.

So what do you do, as a PC user, to get your videos to play on your new iPad?

Well for starters we can download a little free application called Free iPad Video Converter.


I personally do not have a iPad but there are a few of them around my office and as the resident technology expert I was asked how to get AVI files to play on an iPad. After downloading the Free iPad Video Converter I was able to do just that with a few clicks of my mouse. I will show you exactly how I did it.

You should have a screen that looks exactly like the one you see below.

ipad video converter

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To start converting you can first select the type of video you want to convert to. The options under the iPad section are limited to the files supported on the iPad. That happens to be only .MP4 files.

You do have three options of how you want them converted. Those choices are H.264, HD Video and MPEG-4. If you do not know what you need simply leave it on iPad HD videos and let’s continue.

ipad video converter

After selecting the profile we will click on the New Task button in the center of the screen. It has a green plus sign on it which you can see here:

ipad video converterThat will bring you to a window where you can select the video file you want to convert. You will be able to add files or an entire folder for batch processing. This would be very handy for converting an entire season of a TV show or a bunch of home movies.

You will see this sub menu when you click on new task.

ipad tablet video

In this instance I want to convert one file. The file is a TV rip of a recent House episode. It is AVI format and XVID was used to convert it.

ipad tablet video

Hit the open button and that will take us back to the main user interface. Our file will now be listed there. We will be able to see the video’s length, size and total numbers of videos. You can also split the video using the drop down box near the left side of the screen. This is useful for breaking huge videos down into more manageable pieces. The built in options are for DVDs and Blu-Ray disks but you can just as easily choose custom and pick whatever size you want.

The output folder is where your files will be saved to. You can also check the check box to merge multiple files into one file. That file will also be save to the same folder.

ipad tablet video

Go ahead and click the convert button and the application will start to convert your video. When it is complete you will have an .mp4 version of your video for your iPad! You can find the file in the output folder:

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Do you have a favorite iPad video converter? Let us know in the comments!

  1. queen77
    July 28, 2010 at 4:43 am

    this video converter is design for windows.
    So, Mac users need iPad Video Converter Converts Videos for Your iPad [on Mac]
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  2. Timili1985
    July 7, 2010 at 10:16 am

    yeah, i really enjoy video on iPad, especially AVCHD video on iPad.

  3. Niu Xx
    June 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Best-Selling Mac iPad App( http://mac-ipad-app.xstudio.bi... ) and Magic Windows iPad Software( http://apple-ipad.xstudio.biz/ ) are must-have tools for ipad owners.

  4. Niu Xx
    June 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Best-Selling Mac iPad App( http://mac-ipad-app.xstudio.biz/ ) and Magic Windows iPad Software( http://apple-ipad.xstudio.biz/ ) are must-have tools for ipad owners.

  5. soaeae
    June 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    choose the right video converter ipad

  6. bobco
    June 6, 2010 at 10:01 am

    the best iPad video converter software i stumbled into is from

    http://www.ipadintouch.com/best-ipad-video-converter-review.html

  7. macdvdripper
    June 3, 2010 at 8:28 am

    choose the right ipad video converter.
    http://www.videoconverteripad....

  8. Grady James
    June 1, 2010 at 4:52 am

    I would recommend trying Handbrake. It's a bit more customisable than the "one click" solutions but it's free, cross platform and converts a load of different formats.

    Download it from handbrake.fr.... and follow this guide for a bit of background info http://www.zerosignal.co.uk/20...

  9. Grady James
    June 1, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I would recommend trying Handbrake. It's a bit more customisable than the "one click" solutions but it's free, cross platform and converts a load of different formats.

    Download it from handbrake.fr.... and follow this guide for a bit of background info http://www.zerosignal.co.uk/2010/05/convert-avi-dvd-wmv-to-mp4-videos-for-apple-ipad-using-handbrake

  10. oposky2006
    May 22, 2010 at 8:25 am
  11. pieniee
    May 19, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I am using Aiseesoft iPad Video Converter. It works well. It has fast conversion speed though I have an old PC.

  12. dvd to quicktime
    May 19, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Useful tool for my iPad, thanx a bundle...

  13. Sam
    May 17, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Mind Boggling Tip

  14. Alex Base
    May 15, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Hi guys!

    My pleasure to give you my suggestions.

    About Convert movies DVD to iPad, Follow the optimal settings to get excellent playback quality.

    iPad HD Video(*.mp4)
    Video:
    Codec: H.264
    Size: 1280*720 or 768*576
    BitRate: 4000kbps
    FrameRate: 30.00fps
    Audio:
    Codec: AAC
    SamplerRate: 48000hz
    BitRate: 128000bps
    Channel: 2

    I hope it will be of great help for you,
    you can download this dvd to iPad converter do this.

    Have a good day!

  15. Alex Base
    May 15, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Hi guys!

    My pleasure to give you my suggestions.

    About Convert movies DVD to iPad, Follow the optimal settings to get excellent playback quality.

    iPad HD Video(*.mp4)
    Video:
    Codec: H.264
    Size: 1280*720 or 768*576
    BitRate: 4000kbps
    FrameRate: 30.00fps
    Audio:
    Codec: AAC
    SamplerRate: 48000hz
    BitRate: 128000bps
    Channel: 2

    I hope it will be of great help for you,
    you can download this dvd to iPad converter do this.

    Have a good day!

  16. Aibek
    May 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    it's not free! I would rather use a free one recommended in the article.

  17. jeffcard
    May 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Nice tool, I'd also like to recommend this free DVD Video to ipad Converter. It's easy to use.

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