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How to Convert AVI to iPad in Mac OS X

I'm getting an iPad soon and I have an AVI movie file I want to put on it. But I had some problems converting my AVI to a mp4 format for my iPad. I know AVI is a popular video format. It comes with good video quality with relative small size. However, how can I convert .avi files then to view AVI video files on iPad? I'm confused. ---- From Missy

Firstly, let us make clearly what formats that iPad supports on earth:

Audio playback - AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3, AIFF, and WAV

TV and video
- H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
(For more info, check here: http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/)

The above formats are over your head? Well, the technical information always makes most of us confused. What you have to know is that AVI is not iPad compatible format. So you just need a right AVI to iPad converter to transfer your AVI videos to iPad MP4, MOV, M4V, e.g. Mac Video Converter.

Video Converter Pro provides an easy solution to convert AVI files on Mac to iPad with high-quality output file and high conversion speed. This professional AVI to iPad Video Converter provides optimized presets for your iPad, so you don't need to worry about the output settings for your Apple iPad.

Note: If you are using Windows and want to play AVI on iPad, you can refer to Video Converter Ultimate for Windows.

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Steps to convert AVI files to your new iPad on Mac OS X

1 Load AVI video files to iPad Video Converter for Mac

Run Video Converter for Mac, drag the video files directly onto the interface.

convert AVI to iPad Mac

2 Select "iPad" in output format list

Click "Format" and choose "iPad Video (*.mp4)".

convert AVI to iPad Mac

Click "Settings" Choose "H.264 Normal (MC)" and all parameters will be automatically set for h.264. All the default settings are usually best to convert AVI to iPad suitable video. Only change it when you know what you are doing, otherwise, the converted video may not be playable on your iPad.

AVI to iPad Settings

3 Convert video on Mac OS X

After choosing the format, you just need to click Convert button to start converting AVI for iPad on Mac.

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