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How to Convert iPad Video to MP4 Easily

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:28:43 • Proven solutions

MP4 is considered to be a universal format owing to its compatibility with a wide range of devices, players, and tools. So, if you have videos on your iPad that you are facing issues playing on other devices, conversion to MP4 is the best solution. Know more about the iPad supported formats and the best tool to convert iPad video to MP4.

Part 1. What Video Format Does iPad Prefer

The video app of the iPad supports playing files in popular formats like MP4, M4V, MOV, , MPEG-4, and M-JPEG. At times, even with these supported formats, there might be playback and compatibility issues as they have limitations with respect to other factors like fps, sound, and other parameters.

Part 2. How to Convert iPad Video to MP4 on Windows / Mac

To convert your iPad video to MP4 and for all other conversions and video-related tasks, Wondershare UniConverter works as the best tool. This Windows and Mac-based tool allows conversion in over 1000 formats and devices with support to batch processing. The files are converted without any quality loss, and the built-in editor supports customization with features like trim, cut, crop, effects, and more. Additionally, the software also supports functions like video download, recording, transfer, compression, and others.

  • Convert iPad video to MP4 and over 1000 formats and devices in lossless quality.
  • Add videos directly from the iPad and other devices for the conversion.
  • Batch processing is supported to convert multiple files at a time.
  • Edit your files using features like cut, crop, trim, effects, and more.
  • Additionally, support features like video compression, recording, transfer, and more.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7

Steps to convert iPad videos to MP4 using Wondershare UniConverter:

Step 1 Access the videos on the iPad.

Launch the Wondershare UniConverter software on your system, and from the main interface, select the Video Converter tab from the left-side panel. Expand the drop-down menu at the add files icon. Choose Add from Device option from the list.

Access videos from iPad

Step 2 Add the files from the iPad.

The list of the videos on your iPad will now be shown on the software interface. Select the ones that you need to convert and click on Add to Convert List at the bottom-right corner.

Add iPad videos to UniConverter

Step 3 Select MP4 as the target format.

From the drop-down list at the Output Format tab on the bottom-left corner, choose MP4 as the desired target format from the Video list. Also, select the desired output resolution.

Choose MP4 as the target format

Step 4 Convert iPad videos to MP4.

At the File Location tab, choose the desktop location to save the converted files. Finally, click on the Start All button to start the file conversion process. The processed video files can be checked from the Finished tab.

Convert iPad videos to MP4

Using the above steps, you can convert MOV to MP4 iPad or convert iMovie to MP4 on iPad quickly.

Part 3. Tips: How to Transfer the Converted MP4 Files to iPad

Wondershare UniConverter not only works as an excellent conversion tool but a complete video toolbox. Using the program, you can transfer the converted MP4 files to your iPad as well as other devices. The process of file transfer is quick and simple and allows transferring multiple files at a time.

Steps to transfer converted MP4 videos to iPad:

Step 1 Choose the transfer function.

Run the installed software on your system and select the Toolbox > Transfer option.

Open Transfer tool in UniConverter

Step 2 Connect the iPad to your system.

Next, connect your iPad to your system using the original cable, and when prompted, click on the Trust button and enter the passcode on your device to establish the trust.

Connect iPad with PC

Step 3 Add converted videos to the software.

After the iPad is successfully connected, click on the add files icon to import the converted videos that are saved to your local system. You can also click on the + sign to import the videos. Multiple videos can be added here.

Add videos to UniConverter

Step 4 Transfer MP4 videos to the iPad.

Next, you will see the added files as well as the connected iPad on the software interface. At the bottom-right corner, click on the Transfer All button to start transferring the added videos to your connected iPad.

Transfer MP4 to iPad


So, if you are facing issues playing your videos on iPad, convert them to MP4 using Wondershare UniConverter and transfer them as well for smooth playback. The interface of the software is user-friendly that makes the entire process quick and simple.

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