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How to Compress Video for iPad?

You must feel frustrated when iPad fails to read the videos you put onto it. Usually, we think of iPad as a device that is capable of many things. However, Apple, being the creator of this device, has limited the capabilities of the iPad and forced it to only run Apple-approved apps read few formats of videos. Thus, we have to shrink the size of video to make it small enough to fit the device's available storage space.

Then how to get the job done? Or rather, how to compress video for iPad? Take it easy. Here we will tell you two different solutions to complete the project.

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Two Methods to Compress Movie for iPad on Mac OS X

Solution 1. Use iTunes to Compress Your Video for iPad

Open iTunes and import the video to the iTunes Library. Then go to "Advanced > Create iPad or Apple TV Version" to navigate iTunes to make a copy the file in the correct format for iPad. Then you can go to "File > Get Info" to check out their filenames. The new copy will be smaller. Just sync it to iPad through iTunes.

Solution 2. Convert and Make Video Smaller for iPad

You may find that method 1 is only available when the video is in the compatible format for iPad. However, what if the video is out of the friendly format for iPad? Here, you need another software which can not only easily compress video into a smaller size for iPad but also convert it to a readable format for all Apple iOS device. Mac iPad Video Converter is what we are looking for.

This software has the ability to meet all demands we described above. OK, let's view how it works.

After you free download this software to your computer, just run it.

download mac video to ipad converter

Click the "Add Files" button to add video files. iPad Video Converter supports all types of popular format videos, so you can convert almost any videos, like YouTube videos to iPad on Mac.

add video in order to compress for ipad

Select an output format like "iPad Video", presets for iPad, for video files and then specify a directory folder save the output files. You can click the "Settings" button to customize video and audio encoding settings.

set output format for compressing video

At last, just click the "Convert" button to start transferring and compressing movies for your iPad.

After the process, just sync the new movie to iPad for entertainment.

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