"I have some QuickTime (.mov) videos, and I want to get onto my iPad for a road trip, Is there a way to do this natively? Or do I need software to do this?"
Supposed many users have this kind of problem. Why? Apple.com says iPad supports two codes – H.264 and MPEG-4 in .m4v, .mov and mp4, also iPad has limitation on bandwidth and resolution on those two codes. That's the reason why your MOV video can not be played on iPad.
This article will fix the problem as mentioned at the very beginning.
What you need?
- - QuickTime .mov file
- - iPad or iPad 2
- - iTunes software
- - Mov to iPad software
What you should know on iPad supported video specs?
- - H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
How to convert .mov to iPad?
Only three clicks to convert .mov to iPad supported format on Mac OS.
1. Download Mac M4V Converter; then launch it;
2. Load MOV video into program;
3. Choose "Apple iPad Video" from output format;
4. Click "Convert" button to convert mov to "Apple iPad video" on Mac OS.
When getting iPad video format, you could refer to my article of "How to sync videos to iPad/iPod/iPhone" to transfer your video to iPad or iPad 2.
Mac M4V Converter
The Mac M4V Converter is compatible with Mac OS, including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion; iTunes 10.5 also is available. It allows Mac users to free iTunes M4V videos DRM copy-protected and convert to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, FLV, SWF, 3GP(2) format files.