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The Easiest Way to Copy Movies to iPad without iTunes

It's easy to copy movies to iPad to watch on the move for iTunes users. But for those who are reluctant to use iTunes, things are not so difficult if you pick up the right way to transfer movies from Mac to iPad. Here are 2 top ways to copy movies/videos to iPad without iTunes.

By Rico Rodriguez to iPad Tips |Last updated on Mar.14, 2023

The iPad has become a great travel companion with a crisp and sharp display to watch movies. Apart from downloading online movies to iPad, coping movies to iPad from Mac is also a wide accepted way to enlarge your iPad movies database. You can surely make a copy of movies to iPad with the help of iTunes. But for those who are reluctant to use iTunes, reasonable ways to copy movies to iPad without iTunes are highly in demand.

General speaking, some factors should be took into consideration when transferring video to iPad such as iPad compatible formats, movies transferring speed and quality, clear navigation etc. Here introduces common two ways to copy movies to iPad from Mac, which satisfy all these conditions simultaneously.

Copy Movies to iPad with iOS Video Transfer

MacX MediaTrans is a professional data transfer between iOS devices and Mac, which allows you to copy videos to iPad without iTunes fast and easily. It not only supports to transfer movies of MP4, MOV, M4V formats from Mac to iPad, but also other iPad incompatible formats like MKV, OGG, WMV etc. Actually, MediaTrans can copy movies to iPad without wiping data on Mac and automatically convert the incompatible video formats to iPad during the syncing process.

Furthermore, this Mac to iPad movie transfer gives you the best movies watching experience since it automatically rotates videos if necessary after transferring movies/videos to iPad. Not to mention it copies videos in batches to iPad at a lightning speed.

How to Copy Movies to iPad Effortlessly with MacX MediaTrans

Follow this ultimate guide to find the easiesy way to copy movies to Mac:

Step 1: Free download the Mac to iPad movie transfer and launch it on your Mac computer. And connect your iPad with Mac with a USB cable. Then you will see all your iPad data on Mac computer since the this iPad transfer software will detect and scan your iPad data automatically.

Step 2: Click the "Video" icon on the main interface and you will see all your iPad videos are listed by categories, namely Home Video, Video Recorded, TV Show, Music Video and Movies. And you can choose any one of them to save the copied movies except Video Recorded and Movies.

iPad manager interface

Step 3: Click "Add Video" button to import movies you are going to import from Mac. Both iPad compatible and incompatible formats movies are allowed to be copied from Mac to iPad.

Step 4: Press "Sync" button on the lower right corner to finish importing movies to iPad without iTunes. By the way, if you imported iPad incompatible formats, there will be a "convert" button on the video, which you can click to manually convert movies to iPad one by one. Or click "Sync" button to convert at one stroke.

Copy Movies to iPad

[One More Option] Copy Movies to iPad with Cloud Storage Service

Dropbox, Google Drive or other cloud storage service are also frequently used to transfer movies to iPad. It's a quite easy way but you can only import movies in a file format that your iPad can recognize (.MP4 and .M4V). For example, if you want to transfer movies to iPad with Dropbox, you'd better install the Dropbox app from iTunes App Store first.

And to use cloud storage to transfer a movie from Mac to iPad, simply just copy and paste the movie file into your Dropbox folder on your computer. Depending on the file size and the speed of your internet connection, the movie could take a few minutes to a few hours to sync to Dropbox.

Once it's synced, you are able to access it in the Dropbox app on your iPad, where you can either watch it directly in the Dropbox app or watch it in the Videos app on your iPad.

Note: Usually, if you want to import iPad incompatible formats movies to iPad, you need to convert movies to iPad first. MacX Video Converter Pro is an excellent Mac video converter to convert video formats like MKV, OGG, WMV, M2TS to iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro losslessly with 5X faster speed than other video converters. After you have converted movies to iPad, it's remarkably simple to copy movies to iPad following the approachable tutorial above.

But as the release of MacX MediaTrans Version:3.2, you can transfer and convert iPad incompatible videos from Mac to iPad at a stroke, since the built-in video conversion allows you to convert MKV, AVI, FLV etc. to iPad during the video transferring process.

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