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Supported Video Formats for iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display

Apple unveiled iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display on October 22nd, 2013 in San Francisco. Featuring the world's most advanced A7 processor, ever faster performance, 2048-by-1536 resolution retina display and powerful apps, these two new tablets are destined to hold onto Apple's dominance in the increasingly competitive tablet market.

Now the new iPad (iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina) will be a solid choice for you to play videos anywhere. But encountering a problem of transferring videos to iPad could be a big headache. In most cases, this issue is caused because the video file format is incompatible with iPad. So here we list the supported video formats for iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display for your reference.

Supported Video Audio Formats for iPad Air (iPad Air 2 included)

  • Supported Video formats:

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo 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

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  • Supported Audio formats:

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

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Supported Video Audio Formats for iPad Mini with Retina Display (iPad mini 3 included)

  • Supported Video formats :

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo 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

  • Supported Audio formats:

Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

(The abovementioned specs are from Apple's website)

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Best Free DVD Video Converter for You to Convert DVD and Video to Any iPad

If you wish to play any DVDs and video directly on iPad ( iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 with retina display included), the only precondition is that the media is in the right video format and parameters. But it is not as difficult as you image. To play the DVD movies and videos which are not in H.264, M4V, MP4 or MOV format, you could utilize some free programs to do the video conversion and then sync the videos to your iPad for playback.

MacX DVD Ripper Mac Free Edition: It is a versatile free DVD ripper for Mac users to rip any DVDs to MP4, MOV, M4V, iTunes video and MP3/ AAC/AC3 audio format that can be played on Mac, iPad, iPhone, QuickTime, etc. A highlight feature of this DVD to iPad program lies in its seamless support for the latest copy-protected DVDs. Download this free iPad DVD ripper on Mac, and you could convert DVD to MP4 M4V, MOV compatible video formats for iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 with retina display and even the latest Apple devices (iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4) with no problem.

MacX Video Converter Free Edition: It is one of the best free video converter for Mac users to convert both HD and SD video, including MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, etc to iPad Air 2/mini 3/4, iPhone 6s/6s +/6/6 Plus/5S, iPod Touch, MP4, MOV, M4V, H.264, iTunes videos. You may use this free iPad video converter for Mac right away and convert any videos to your iPad Air video format, or transfer video to iPad mini with retina display or other Apple products.

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Author: Abby Poole | Updated on Dec 4, 2018