MOV for iPad - How to Convert MOV to iPad, Play MOV on iPad(iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad)
"I'm trying to add a .mov file (Quicktime Movie File) to my iPad from iTunes, but it gives me the "...it cannot be played on the iPad" error. Why? And any ideas to put and play .mov on iPad?" - Andrew Lee
When trying to import MOV to iPad, many people may encounter problem as described above. Why?
The reason is, iPad only supports two codecs MPEG-4 and H.264 in MP4/M4V/MOV containers and has limitations on the resolution and bandwidth for both codecs. While MOV could contain any number of other codecs (including MJPEG, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2) and it may not have adhered to one of the iPad compatible choices. That why some MOV files can not be played on iPad. So, to play MOV on iPad, we have to convert MOV to iPad compatible files.
TV and Video Playback
- 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.
Below is the step by step guide on how to convert MOV to iPad.
Step 1 Download and install 4Videosoft iPad Video Converter for Windows. You can free download 4Videosoft iPad Video Converter for Windows for a trial here.
Step 2 Simply load your MOV files to the program by clicking "ADD File ".
Set the output format for iPad at "Profile". You can either set the output format to MP4
Set the output destination at "Destination".
Though, the developers has preseted parameters for you after profile settings, you may like to optimize the settings for iPad youself. Then, click "Settings".
Two important considerations with video playback and the quality of the resulting file are the resolution and the bit-rate.
Naturally, the higher that both of these numbers are, the better the quality of the resulting image will be. These factors both work together, however, since the resolution simply specifies the number of pixels available in a specific frame, and the bit-rate specifies how much actual information is being used to generate those pixels.
A high-resolution video with a low bit-rate will produce a more blurry image as well as visible signs of "artifacting" (distortion, blocking effects and jagged edges) on high-motion action sequences.
So what resolution and bit-rate should you use to encode your video content? Logic would suggest that one should always use the highest settings possible, but much of this has to do with what your source content is, and the limitations of the equipment you’ll be using to watch it. 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 5 Click "Start" button to get converting MOV to iPad.
That's it. With the simple steps you can easily put and play MOV files on iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad. So why not download iPad Video Converter and give it a go?
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