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How to Solve can't Play MP4 on iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad?

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Play MP4 on iPad Troubleshooting

  • I have recently downloaded some MP4 video from Interweave press but they can't be played by my iPad(iPad (4th gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 7.1), can anyone help?
  • I have some WMV files and I convert them to MP4, but they still can't be added on my iPad, iOS 5.1.1, model MC496ll, why?
  • Who can tell me how to play MP4 on my iPad Air?
  • My MP4 video won't play on iPad mini, iOS 7. Any ideas?

Why iPad won't Play MP4?

If we search the internet about iPad can't play MP4, we will find many questions like the above examples. However, what people are confused about is that MP4 is supported by iPad as per the iPad Manual. Actually iPad can't support all MP4s, only those matching with the default codecs can be played by iPad. In practice, MP4 include various codecs and many MP4 can't meet the above codecs.

The iPad default codecs for playing MP4 is as follows:

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

How to Play All MP4 Files on iPad?

In order to play all MP4s on iPad, iPad2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad Air, we need to convert MP4 to iPad default codecs. iDealshare VideoGo is just the right software to convert MP4 to iPad default codecs. Besides iDealshare VideoGo can also convert other formats, like WMV, AVI, MOV, VOB, MKV, MTS, MPEG, 3GP,etc. to iPad supported MP4.

How to Convert MP4 to iPad with iDealshare VideoGo?

Follow the step by step guide to convert iPad unsupported MP4 to iPad compatible one.

Make Preparation: Free download the MP4 to iPad Converter

Free download the professional MP4 to iPad Converter Mac or Windows version - iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac, for Windows), install and launch it, the following interface will pop up.

MP4 to iPad Converter for Mac - iDealshare VideoGo for Mac

Step 1Add MP4 files

Click "Add file" button to add MP4 files to the MP4 to iPad Converter

Convert MP4 to iPad

Step 2Set iPad default codecs format as the output format

Click "Profile" button to select iPad default codecs format as the output format from the "iPad & Apple TV" category.

Step 3 Complete converting MP4 to iPad

Click "Convert" button to start and complete converting MP4 to iPad more supported MP4 with the right codec.