January 6th, 2015 by Smile Harney
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
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.
Follow the step by step guide to convert iPad unsupported MP4 to iPad compatible one.
Click "Add file" button to add MP4 files to the MP4 to iPad Converter
Click "Profile" button to select iPad default codecs format as the output format from the "iPad & Apple TV" category.
Click "Convert" button to start and complete converting MP4 to iPad more supported MP4 with the right codec.