Summary: This article is mainly talking about how to convert MKV, AVI, VOB, SWF, MTS, and MXF files to iPad supported video format, so that you can sync them to iPad for watching via iTunes without incompatibility issues.
Question 1: iPad Air cannot play MTS files
“I have a couple of MTS recordings downloaded from my Canon HD camera which I want to watch on my iPad Air. I know iPad Air cannot play MTS files. Does that mean I need to convert them first to a format that is accepted by iPad Air, like .mov and .mp4? If so, what’s the best program to go about this? I have zero experience on MTS to iPad conversion? Any suggestions? Thanks a lot.”
Question 2: Needed to transfer MKV videos to my iPads (iPad 3 and iPad mini)
“Hey, all, I got some MKV movies and want to play them on iPad 3 and iPad mini, tried many converters to transfer the MKV videos to my iPads, but of low quality or video and audio out of sync issues, so I’m wondering if there is any other program to solve this issue and help me out? Any help is greatly appreciated.”
How to sync MKV, AVI, VOB, SWF, MTS, MXF movies to iPad?
If you need to sync video files to iPad for playback, first of all, you need to make sure your movies are in iPad supported file format. If not, you can do nothing with them due to unrecognized format issue. According to Apple, iPad works well with video files in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats. If your movie files are not in these formats, you will have trouble putting them onto iPad for playing. In that case, you will need to use third party converter software to convert them first. In this post, we would guide you through the process of converting MKV, AVI, VOB, SWF, MTS, MXF files to MP4 for viewing on iPad, including iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Air, iPad mini, etc. with excellent quality.
How to transcode MKV, AVI, VOB, SWF, MTS, MXF movies to MP4 for iPad?
Step 1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best iPad Video Converter. When its main interface appears, click ‘Add File’ button to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for iPad
Navigate to ‘Profile’ menu, choose ‘iPad H.264 720p Video (*.mp4) as target format from ‘Apple iPad’ catalogue.
Generally speaking, the default settings will ensure a good compromise between image quality and file size, if not, you can click ‘Settings’ button to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.
Step 3: Start MKV, AVI, VOB, SWF, MTS, MXF to MP4 Conversion for iPad
When ready click ‘Convert’ button to start. This converter program supports bulk processing, so you are allowed to import loads of video files to do conversion at a time. If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
Step 4: Locate exported files for transferring to iPad
As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated MP4 files which are optimized for transferring to iPad for playback.
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