How to Transfer MP4 to iPad with and without iTunes

I have downloaded many videos from website like YouTube, Facebook and I would like to put them on my iPad so I can watch them on iPad while travelling. Please advise, thanks.

iPad can support limited video formats, including .mp4, .mov and certain .avi extension. Nowadays majority of the devices usually support MP4 video files owing to its high quality and better features as compared to other video types. MP4 files are comparatively small in size but still maintain video quality. Many people will want to transfer MP4 to iPad for an enjoyment on the go, and this post will introduce the methods on how people can finish the task easily.

How to Transfer MP4 to iPad

Part 1. Transfer MP4 to iPad without iTunes

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How to Transfer MP4 to iPad with dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)?

Step 1. Download and Install dr.fone

Download and install dr.fone on your computer, then start it. Choose Transfer from the primary window.

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Step 2. Connect iPad to Transfer MP4 Videos

Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, and the program will automatically recognize your iPad. Then you'll see the file categories at the top of the main interface.

Transfer MP4 to iPad without iTunes - Connect iPad to Transfer MP4 Videos

Step 3. Add MP4 Files to iPad

Choose Videos category, and you'll see the sections of different video files in the left sidebar, along with the contents in the right part. Now click the Add button in the software window, and select Add File or Add Folder to add MP4 videos from computer to your iPad.

Transfer MP4 to iPad without iTunes - Add MP4 Files

If you are going to transfer the video files which are not compatible with iPad, dr.fone will help you to convert then transfer the video files.

So that's it. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) will help you to transfer MP4 to iPad within short time and maintain the original files in your iPad. Moreover, this program enables you to manage other media files on transfer files to your iPhone, iPad or iPod. If you are interested in this program, just free download it to have a try.

Part 2. Transfer MP4 to iPad with iTunes

You can easily transfer MP4 to iPad with iTunes. For the ones who have never tried this before may find it difficult to do with iTunes, but with a step-by-step guide you can easily transfer the videos. iTunes can play any video file format and you can easily transfer MP4 files from your PC or MAC to iPad. To transfer the files make sure you meet the following requirements.

What You Need:

  • A Mac or PC with iTunes installed on it
  • An iPad
  • Compatible MP4 video files on your PC or Mac
  • A USB cable to connect iPad to PC

Note: This guide will talk about syncing movies via USB cable. If you are using Wi-Fi transfer of iTunes, the USB cable is not necessary.

Transfer MP4 to iPad with iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes

Install and open iTunes on your PC. If you are first time using iTunes, you need to log in with your Apple ID.

Transfer MP4 to iPad with iTunes-log in with apple ID

Step 2. Add MP4 Files to iTunes Library

Select File>Add File to Library and then select folder from where you wish to add MP4 file from your PC to iTunes and click Open.

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Step 3. File is Added to iTunes Library

The MP4 file will be added to iTunes Movie Library and you are able to view the added movies by choosing Movies category.

Transfer MP4 to iPad-file is added

Step 4. Connect iPad to PC

Using the USB cable, connect iPad to PC and it will be visible in iTunes interface.

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Step 5. Sync Movies

On left side panel under iPad, select the option of Movies and then check option of “Sync Movies” on the right hand side. Now select the movies that you wish to transfer to iPad and finally press “Apply”.

Transfer MP4 to iPad with iTunes-sync movies

Step 6. Find Synced Video in iPad

The progress of the syncing will be visisble and the video will be transferred to iPad and you can check the video under “Videos” app on iPad from iTunes.

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