What Are the Best Video/Audio Formats iPad Support

iPad is now the hottest tablet computer from Apple. The recently released new 9.7-inch iPad 2017 with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution screen still makes new iPad perfect for watching HD movies, TV shows, podcasts, music videos, and more. But a Thing that remains the same is that iPad supported video formats are limited, which means that iPad will be involved into compatibility issues when playing videos and movies. Therefore, a thorough understanding of iPad Pro/Air/Mini/Pro/new iPad supported file formats and the way to convert incompatible video to iPad accepted video formats is necessary. Check out this article to learn.

Part 1: Best Video/Audio Formats Supported by iPad Series
Part 2: Top iPad Converter to Convert Video to iPad Supported Formats
Part 3: How to Compress/Convert Video Format into iPad Supported One
Part 4: How to Rip Blu-ray/DVD Movie to iPad Friendly Video Formats

Part 1: Best Video/Audio Formats Supported by iPad Series

Generally speaking, your iPad will have no problem in reading the video and audio formats listed as below.

Tip: If the vidoes you have are not in the list above, you have to convert them to a format that can play on iPad Pro/Air/Mini/Pro/new iPad beforehand with the help of a professional video converter.

How to play videos on iPad Pro/Air/Mini/Pro/new iPad

All-in-one iPad video converterter to convert videos to/from iPad Pro/Air/Mini/Pro/new iPad supported video formats like MP4, MOV, M4V on Mac (OS Sierra) and Windows (10). No.1 fast speed!

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iPad supported format

 

iPad Video Format Supported (new iPad included):

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 or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel 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.

iPad Supported Audio Format:

HE-AAC (V1 and V2)

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)

Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)

MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)

MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)

Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)

Apple Lossless

AIFF

WAV

iPad Supported TV Format:

Up to 1080p with Apple Digital AV Adapter or Apple VGA Adapter (cables sold separately)

576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable

576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable

Among the formats above, MP4 is highly recommended for its easy availability, high compatibility, great compression rate and especially amazing video quality. 

iPad not supported format:

Video: Blu-ray, DVD, ISO/IFO files, MKV, WMV, MPG, Tivo, FLV, F4V, VOB, MTS, M2TS, XAVC, ASF, 3GP, NSV, RMVB, WTV, OGV, MXF, VRO, etc. 

Audio: M4A, AC3, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, AU, AIFF, M4B, M4R, MP2, MPA 

Also See: iPhone Supported Video/Audio Format

Part 2: Top iPad Converter to Convert Video to iPad Supported Formats

iPad only support limited video formats like MP4, MOV, M4V listed above, there are still some videos like MTS, M2TS, AVCHD, AVI, VOB, Tivo, etc that iPad series cannot recognize. Fortunately, a better solution to remove the hassle to play these unreadable videos on new iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2 is to convert the videos to iPad viewable ones with a professional program called Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.

It works as an all-in-one video converter for iPad, which eases the process of Video to iPad conversion by directly providing profiles for all iPad devices such as iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 4/3/2/1, iPad 3/4 and other iPad generations with great quality and high speed. As a big-league Blu-ray/DVD ripper for iPad, it delivers excellent performance in ripping any unprotected or commercial Blu-ray/DVD discs to video formats for iPad MP4, MOV as well as other needed formats like MKV, AVI, FLV, H.264 etc, or directly to a bevy of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC and many more, with 100% original quality reserved.

You are also encouraged to convert movies to a acceptable video format for iPad as mentioned above and twist the parameters to get a better video quality as you like. What's more, you are even allowed to download YouTube/Vimeo/Twitter video for playback on iPad, share movies/videos on Mac/PC to iPad or other devices at your disposal. For Windows users, please turn to Dimo Video Converter Ultimate.

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Part 3: How to Compress/Convert Video Format into iPad Supported One

Convert video to iPad

1. Install the best iPad video covnerter for Mac. Then load the video on this iPad video converter on your Mac (OS Sierra included) by easily clicking "Add File", "Add multi-files" from browsing your local folders, or a quick drag-and-drop. Isn't that handy?

Tip: On top of that, you can also edit and download your videos from YouTube or Vimeo whenever you like! There'll be no limitation of downloading videos from your favorite online streaming sites. What are you waiting for?

2. Choose the specific iPad from "Device > Apple" under "Select Format" pop-up window. The format is completely supported by your photo.

Tip: Your best video settings for the iPad can be retrieved by clicking on the "Settings" button.

3. Then click "Start" button to start the video to iPad conversion.

Just three steps, you can finish the video conversion and therefore put video to iPad Pro/Air/Mini/Pro/new iPad for playing on the go.

Part 4: How to Rip Blu-ray/DVD Movie to iPad Friendly Video Formats

Rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad

Step 1: After launching the Blu-ray/DVD ripper for iPad on Mac, import the Blu-ray/DVD you want to convert by clicking "Add Blu-ray" or "Add DVD" button.

Step 2: To rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad, you can choose iPad directly by clicking "Device > Apple" in the "Select Format" menu or choose an one of the above iPad supported video formats.

Step 3: Click the "..." button to choose the path where you want to save the output video in.

Step 4: Hit the "Start" button to start to rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad on Mac. You can view the conversion process or cancel it at any time. After the conversion is over, you can import converted video to iPad Pro/Air/Mini/new iPad for playback via iTunes or Dimo free media server as you like.

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