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How to Convert AVI to iPad Using AVI to iPad Converter on Windows

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In this article, we will introduce how to play AVI on iPad(including iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPad mini and iPad 4) on Windows. If you are a Mac user, please go to another article: How to play AVI on iPad on MAC OS X.

The tool we use is 4Videosoft iPad Video Converter - the best AVI to iPad conversion software. It can convert videos and audio to playback on iPad including converting AVI to iPad, WMV to iPad, MKV to iPad, AVCHD to iPad, YouTube(flv) to iPad.

You can free download 4Videosoft iPad Video Converter and follow the guide to put AVI movies to iPad.


Before we move on to how to play AVI on iPad on Windows, we need to know what kind of video can be played on iPad.

- H.264 video up to 720p(iPad 2 and the new iPad supports H.264 video up to 1024p), 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 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, 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.

Generally speaking, iPad supports M4V, MP4, MOV and some kind of AVI file format. So, to play unsupported AVI file on iPad, we are required to convert AVI to MP4 to make it compatible with iPad. The software we need is 4Videosoft iPad Video Converter for Windows.

Below is the step by step guide of how to convert AVI to iPad on Windows.


Step 1 Run and import

Import AVI videos to iPad Video Converter through "Add File ".

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Step 2 Output settings for iPad

Set the output format - from the "Profile" drop down list, choose iPad > iPad H.264 Video(*.mp4).

Set the output destination at "Destination".


If you are care enough, you can save a bunch of money. Yeah, this program works on almost Apple devices including iPad, iPod and iPhone. With this program, you can easily convert any videos for your iPad, iPhone and iPod.

AVI to iPad converter - profile

When choosing iPad output profile, there are three options including iPad MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4) , iPad H.264 Video(*.mp4) , iPad H.264 720p Video (*.mp4).

AVI to iPad - H.264, MPEG4, 720p

iPad MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4) , iPad H.264 Video(*.mp4) - They are both MPEG-4 actually. H.264 is also known as MPEG-4 AVC. The difference is that h.264 has better picture quality at lower bitrates.

iPad H.264 720p Video (*.mp4) - the high definition 720p (1280x720) video supported by iPad. We have found that this preset, "iPad H.264 720p Video (*.mp4)", produces files that play well on iPad. If you prefer to watch HD videos on iPad, then this one is for you. However, if your original source video is already at a smaller resolution, there is absolutely no point in encoding it in any higher resolution or bit-rate, as you’re not going to magically gain any resolution that wasn't there in the first place.


Step 3 Start to convert at "START"!

This is it. It's the easiest way to convert AVI to iPad. Once conversion completed, you can quickly approach the converted file(*.mp4) by clicking "Open Folder". Then, just transfer the videos to iPad via iTunes. Now, enjoy playing AVI movies on iPad.



a. If you would like to edit(merge, trim, crop, delete black bar) AVI movies before converting to iPad, learn here.

b. You can also stream the videos to AppleTV or add the AVI file to iCloud.


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