Summary: Usually, iPad does import and play MP4 files. However, sometimes you will fail to transfer MP4 to iPad let alone to play MP4 on iPad, iPad2, iPad3, iPad4, iPad Mini, and iPad Air.
First glance at Apple's new iPad Air:
The new iPad Air is unbelievably thin and light. And yet it’s so much more powerful and capable. With the A7 chip, advanced wireless, and great apps for productivity and creativity—all beautifully integrated with iOS 7—iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. In more places than you ever imagined.
Why fail to put MP4 to iPad Air?
Now that the fifth-generation iPad offers us such an amazing visual feast, to have all your MP4 files played on iPad Air becomes necessary. However, you may fail to import MP4 to iPad Air sometimes. According to the iPad Air Tech Specs on Apple official website, The TV&Video supported video formats are H.264, MPEG-4 or Motion JPEG video format with the following specifications:
H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
If your MP4 videos are not meet the above technical specification, you will fail to transfer MP4 to iPad Air to play MP4 on iPad Air. That's why sometimes you play MP4 on iPad effortlessly, but sometimes can't.
How to play MP4 on iPad Air?
To play MP4 on iPad Air without any limitation, we highly recommend you to convert MP4 to iPad more popular formats with the powerful tool- Pavtube Video Converter (Mac version). To get the job done, this program is the ideal solution that provides an extremely easy but efficient MP4 to iPad Air conversion on Windows/Mac with super fast speed and zero quality loss. With the optimized preset for any generation of iPad, you can easily convert MP4 to iPad Air, as well as other generations of iPad, be it iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3 or iPad 2, in a fraction of seconds.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video_converter/
- Amazon Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-75734821.html
A detailed guide is offered here for your information:
Step 1: Download and install the program. Click “Add video” on the main interface to load your MP4 files to the program. You can also drag the files to the program’s window list directly. This program can also support the batch video clips.
Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iPad”. Choose “iPad Air HD Video (*.mp4)” as best output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the “Browse” button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in. Click “Convert” button to finish converting MP4 to iPad compatible format.
Conclusion: Connect iPad to computer, start iTunes, and then import the converted MP4 file to iTunes for sync and transfer MP4 to iPad. Wait no more, just get this powerful iPad Video Converter now!
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