How to Put Movies onto Your iPad?

Use Movavi Video Converter to convert videos for iPad:

  1. Add the file you want to convert.

  2. Choose a preset for your iPad.

  3. Click the Convert button.

How to convert videos for iPad

Ben Jacklin Edited by Ben Jacklin

Would you like to watch home videos or popular TV shows downloaded from the Internet on your iPad and not worry about video format compatibility? Now you can! The movie converter by Movavi will enable you to forget about technical details and transfer any video to your iPad in no time!

Using Video Converter from Movavi, you can easily convert video files of any format (AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, DVD, etc.) to the iPad format and play them with no problem.

Just download the Windows or Mac version of the program and follow the steps below that describe how to convert movies for iPad.

Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Converter

Download Video Converter and run the installation file. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Step 2. Add the file you want to convert

Launch the program, click Add Media and then Add Video to add videos for conversion. The Movavi converting software supports most popular video formats. You can also use the Add DVD > Open DVD option to add files from DVDs.

How to upload files to the iPad video converter from Movavi

Step 3. Choose a preset for your iPad

At the bottom of the program window, click Devices > Apple and select the preset for your iPad model.

How to select the output format to convert videos to iPad format

Step 4. Start conversion for iPad

Click the Save to button and specify the folder in which to save the converted files. Ensure you have enough free space on your computer.

If you want your video to be added to iTunes immediately after conversion, just click Share and check the iTunes check box.

Click Convert.

How to begin the conversion and transfer videos to iPad

Step 5. Add movies to the iPad

Once conversion process is completed, attach iPad to your computer and sync it with iTunes. To play the converted movie on your iPad, just click iPad Main Menu > Videos and choose Movies. Select a movie and enjoy!

And that's it! Using these simple steps, you can watch all your favorite movies and DVDs on iPad.

IMPORTANT: To export movies from Movavi Video Converter to iPad, you will need iTunes 6.0 or later installed on your computer.

What are the video formats for an iPad?


Supported by iPad


MPEG-4, M4V, MOV, Motion JPEG-compatible AVI


H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, HEVC (recent models), M-JPEG


.mp4, .m4v, .mov, .avi


Recommended: up to 160 Kbps per channel for MPEG-4 and H.264, up to 35 Mbps for Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)

Frequently asked questions

▶️ How to put DVDs onto an iPad?

To watch videos from your DVDs on an iPad, follow the steps below:

  1. Insert the DVD into your computer.

  2. Launch Movavi Video Converter.
    Get Movavi Video Converter for Windows
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  3. Click Add Media, then Add DVD, and Open DVD.

  4. Select the disk you want to send to the iPad.

  5. Set the output format according to the respective iPad model.

  6. Connect the iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.

  7. Click Share and check the iTunes box.

  8. Click Convert.

▶️ How to watch MP4 on an iPad?

To watch MP4 on an iPad, use the iTunes app. Get it from the official Apple website, connect your iPad to the computer, and then send the video to the device using the app.

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