Q: “I have got an iPad Pro. And I’d like to transfer some MP4 videos and movies from my PC to the iPad and watch these movies and videos on my iPad. Can I transfer MP4 videos from PC to iPad, then? And how do I make it? any help? Thanks.”

The one who asks the question, not the only one I think, is wondering how to transfer MP4 to iPad. Actually, it is simple to transfer MP4 to iPad and ways are available here. As a welcomed portable device, iPad has gained so much reputation in watching movies, especially the latest iPad Pro. The tablet has a 12.9-inch display with the resolution of 2732×2048, so it will bring you excellent visual experience. It’s video player iTunes developed by Apple not only offers a lot of video sources including movies, videos, TV shows, etc. but also allows you to transfer MP4 video from PC to iPad. In addition to iTunes, there are also some other effective solutions to transfer MP4 to iPad. And the helpful detailed guidance is following for you to transfer MP4 to iPad in different occasions.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to Zune Player and iTunes

Some of you may want to sync the videos from computer to iPad with iTunes. It is commonly known that iTunes itself can transfer video to iPad. If you are intended to transfer video stored in MOV, MP4 or M4V or purchased from the iTunes store, you can directly transfer movies to iPad for use via iTunes, simple and efficient. And here comes the way to transfer MP4 video to iPad from your computer:

Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPad to your computer with the USB cable.

Step 2. Click on “iPad” icon on the left-top menu and you will see all the information of your iPad.

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Step 3. Now Click “File Sharing” and choose an application to transfer the MP4 movies to iPad.

Step 4. Click “Add” at the bottom of the Documents pane to choose the movie you want to transfer to your iPad. And click “Sync” to copy the documents to your iPad.

Finally, you can click Done after the sync completes to return to the main page.

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Part 2: How to transfer MP4 to iPad on Mac

It is a basic and simple solution to transfer video to iPad through iTunes from your computer or Mac. However, iTunes gets some failing grades in file transfer and you may fail to move MP4 movies to your iPad sometimes even without knowing the exact reasons. Except iTunes, AirDrop also allows you to quickly and easily transfer files between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Thus, when you are willing to watch the MP4 movies from Mac on your iPad, you can apply AirDrop to transfer MP4 files from Mac to iPad wirelessly.

Step 1: Turn on AirDrop on your Mac.

Launch “Finder” on your Mac and then click “AirDrop” on the left pane to enable it and choose “Contacts Only” to enable only your contacts to AirDrop you.

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Step 2: Switch on AirDrop on your iPad.

Launch “Control Center” on your iPad to tap on AirDrop and switch on Bluetooth and WiFi at the same time. Set your iPad to be discovered by “Contacts Only”.

Switch on AirDrop on your iPad

Step 3: Transfer MP4 from Mac to iPad.

Drag the MP4 movie on your Mac to the image of the recipient and click “Send” to transfer MP4 to iPad. Or you can also Open the MP4 movie and tap the Share button, and then you can choose AirDrop and the recipient, it will be Done as well.

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With AirDrop, you can transfer MP4 files to Mac from iPhone wirelessly or share content between two iOS devices freely without iTunes. However, sometimes the transferred movies cannot play on iPad at all. Why does this happen? And how can you deal with this problem and transfer MP4 files to iPad for smooth play? Don’t worry, professional video converter would be a help under such circumstances.

Part 3: How to Convert Video to iPad if the transferred video can’t be played

When you find that you can watch the transferred videos, you should convert the video to an iPad-compatible format first for playback on iPad. iPad usually supports limited video files to play on the device, only including video files in H.264 and MP4 format. The problem that the transferred video cannot work on iPad may be caused by format compatibility. People who want to watch videos on iPad should convert any video to MP4 or H.264 that iPad supported and then transfer MP4 to iPad. The video converting software Leawo Video Converter will help you to finish the task.

1Leawo Video Converter to convert video to iPad compatible format

Leawo Video Converter is a professional and popular converting program for video and audio files, which enables you to effectively convert video/audio files from one to another among over 180 formats, such as AVI to MKV, MKV to MP4, MP4 to 3GP, MP3 to AAC, etc. Besides, you can convert video and audio formats to portable devices including iOS devices, Android devices and Windows devices as well. For instance, when you are afraid of the format compatibility, you can convert video to iPad directly. What’s more, the video converter also features other useful functions like merging and editing the video files. With user-friendly design, you can convert MP4 to iPad here with the source quality reserved very quickly. And the following guidance will show you how to make it.

Step 1. Add Videos to the Program.

Launch the program, click on “Convert” to enter the main interface. Click the “Add Video” button to browse and choose the target video for importing. Or you can alternatively drag and drop the target video file into the program.

Note: You can merge all files into one big file by clicking the blue “Merge all files into one” button. And you could also play back the imported video, add external subtitles to it and edit it the internal video editor if necessary.

Step 2. Choose an output format

When the source video file is imported and necessarily edited, click on the drop-down box right before the big green “Convert” button and then tap the “Change” button to enter the “Profile” panel.

Select “MP4 Video” as output format under the “Format” group.

Step 3: Set Video and Audio Parameters

Return to the same drop-down box and click the “Edit” option to enter the “Profile Settings” interface, where you can adjust video and audio parameters for the selected output video file. You can choose proper Video Codec, Quality, Video Size, Bit Rate, Frame Rate and Aspect Ratio as well as Audio Codec, Quality, Bit Rate, Sample Rate and Channels. Remember to click “OK” to save the settings.

Step 4. Save the output video file

Go back to the main interface and click on the big green “Convert” button. And then, when a sidebar pops up, you could set a directory for containing output video files in the “Save to” box.

Step 5. Start Converting video to MP4

Click the “Convert” button at the bottom of the sidebar to start converting video to MP4 files. If you want to convert several video files at the same time, batch conversion is available as well. And the video conversion is so quickly that you can get the converted MP4 video in a while.

2. Use Leawo iTransfer to transfer MP4 to iPad

Since you have converted the video to MP4 that supported by iPad, you can easily transfer MP4 to iPad for playback as you like. As we mentioned above, iTunes and AirDrop can be somewhat useful. Due to some problems, you may fail to share your movies from your PC. There are still innovative programs like Leawo iTransfer to transfer MP4 to iPad. You can simply take advantage of this professional iPad transfer software to transfer MP4 videos to iPad without the sync of iTunes or AirDrop. Leawo iTransfer will provide much help on this issue. This software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers, and it allows users to transfer non-purchased items as well. The following guidance will show you how to transfer MP4 videos to iPad, and you can free download the software to have a try.

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Step1. Connect iPad and the Computer with iTransfer
Step 2. Click the name of iPad and choose Movies in the left sidebar. The contents will display in the right part.
Step 3. Click the Add button at the top middle and choose Add File. Then select the MP4 videos from computer and click Open.

When the transfer is done, you will get MP4 videos in your iPad Videos app. With the help of Leawo iTransfer, you can transfer MP4 to iPad with no efforts. This multifunctional iPad transfer software is also helpful for other kinds of data transfers, for example, you are allowed to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone with this software. Check it out if you are interested.

All the solutions mentioned here can help you transfer MP4 videos to iPad from your computer. And each one has its own merits. You can choose the proper one in accordance with your actual needs under different occasions. Anyway, feel free to enjoy your movies and videos with the powerful software programs and solutions from your computer and iPad and even more personal devices. After all, Leawo video converter and iTransfer will be helpful at any time for you to know how to upload a video from your computer to any devices.