How to Convert MP4 to iPad for Smooth Playback?

We know that Apple claims that iPad supports M4V, MOV, and MP4. But the reality is that sometimes the MP4 files can’t be played on iPad. What’s the reason for this kind of issues? Don’t worry, this article will reveal the truth and introduce the solution.

With the WonderFox best video converter for iPad, we can smoothly play MP4 on iPad. What’s more, we can use the powerful tool to convert other video and audio for more convenient and joyful life! Learn more >

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Q: My iPad 2 can’t play MP4 file, I tested other format files and they can work fine. So I want to know how can I stream files in MP4 to iPad.
Q: I downloaded some MP4 on iPad but they can’t be played. Apple clearly said that supports MP4 format, but why my iPad can't play?
Q: I really need some expert assistance! My iPad Air 2 can’t play MP4 videos. I searched the solution which suggests me to convert MP4 to iPad. But which is the best iPad video converter among the so many video converters.

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Why Sometimes iPad Can’t Play MP4?

Though iPad officially claimed to support MP4 files, we still meet the MP4 playback issue on iPad occasionally. Actually the similar problem also happened on MKV on Samsung TV, MKV on LG TV. Why these contradictions happened? As MKV and MP4 are container formats which are used to store video and audio. But they can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. So these formats contain various kinds of codecs. However, iPad only supports the specific MP4 codecs: H.264, MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG video.

Except for the specific video codecs, there are other limitations about audio codecs, bite rate and frame rate on iPad. All these parameters may result iPad can’t play MP4 sometimes.

How to solve the MP4 video to iPad issues after knowing the reason? We need to convert MP4 to iPad, change the bite rate or reset the frame rate to play MP4 on iPad without limitation. There are various kinds of MP4 converters on the market. Which one is better or easily used?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a perfect MP4 to iPad converter which can fully meet your requirements within simple operation. Only three steps can do it. And the most amazing feature is: it can automatically match the optimum parameters for your iPad or other hot devices such as iPhone, Apple TV, Samsung Galaxy series, Note series, Samsung TV, LG TV and more. With this sweet-heart design, even if we are newbies for media formats and parameter, we can play MP4 on iPad smoothly. Let’s follow the detailed guide and start conversion.

With the WonderFox best video converter for iPad, we can smoothly play MP4 on iPad. What’s more, we can use the powerful tool to convert other video and audio for more convenient and joyful life! Learn more >

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Detailed Guide to Convert MP4 to iPad

Download the best iPad video converter and launch it.

Step1. Add MP4 File

There are two options: Drag the MP4 file to the main interface or click “Add File” button.

Add MP4 File

Add MP4 File

Step2. Choose Output Format

Click the “output format” on the right and choose “Apple”. Select your Apple device on the list as the output format.

Choose Output Format

Choose Output Format

Note: Based upon the interface we know that the WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro could not only support iPad video conversion but also support other devices and formats conversion. So you can convert video or audio to any format and any device you want with this powerful tool, such as convert WLMP to MP4, convert DTS to AC3, convert MKV to PS4 and so on.

Step3. Start Conversion

Click the “Run” button and the best iPad video converter will transfer MP4 to iPad to the format  iPad supported immediately.

Tips: Except for supporting format conversion, the WonderFox powerful tool also supports many other functions. For example, If you are advanced user, you can click the “Setting” button and change the aspect ratio or change resolution. You also can compress the video and audio size without quality loss since the powerful tool can preset the optimum parameters.

iPad Compatible Audio Formats

HE-AAC (V1)
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (MP4 from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
MP3 VBR
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
Apple Lossless
AIFF
WAV

Hope with this article, we can play video and audio on iPad smoothly. And we can refer this article if any iPad, iPhone or other Apple devices playbacks.

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