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How to Play and Watch WMV Videos on iPad (iPad 4)

Watching movies on iPad is a great enjoyment. You can sync your iPad with your computer to transfer videos to watch them when you are on a vacation or away from home. However, if the video files stored on your computer local drive are WMV video format while iPad natively doesn’t support WMV, what can you do? Don’t worry, there is always a way. Below is a feasible method to play WMV on iPad (iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 2).

Watch WMV on iPad by converting WMV to iPad supported format

WMV, short for Windows Media Video, developed by Microsoft, is a quite popular video format. If you want to view WMV videos on iPad, you need to convert them to iPad compatible format like MP4, MOV and M4V. Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate (Video Converter for Mac) is a professional yet easy-to-use video converting tool that highly recommended here. It provided H.264 profile optimized for iPad (iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 2). After transforming WMV to iPad compatible format and then transfer them to iPad through iTunes, playing and watching WMV video files on iPad is not just pie in sky.

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This WMV to iPad converter is simple to handle and even a novice can finish the conversion from WMV to iPad supported format without any hassle. Below are the easy steps to convert WMV video to iPad playable format on Windows (Windows 8):

1Load WMV video files to your computer

Download and install Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate into your computer. Run it and click Add Files button to import the WMV files to be converted. You can directly drag and drop the files into the mian window of this program.

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2Designate an output format

Choose optimized presets for iPad (iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 2, etc. according to your situation) as the output format. You have the option to edit the WMV videos to get special visual effects. Note that HD and 3D format are also supported.

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3One click to start the conversion

Choose an output folder and click Convert button to start the conversion. When the conversion is finish, transfer the converted files to your iPad via iTunes. Now you can enjoy your WMV movies on iPad!

Below is the video tutorial on how to convert WMV to play on iPad (iPad mini 2, iPad Air):

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Play WMV videos on iPad with WMV player for iPad

Another way to easily watch WMV files on your iPad is to download WMV player apps for iPad. A large number of successful apps make it possible to playing various video on iPad without conversion. These media players for iPad have the ability to play most of the standard video formats like WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV and more.

1. Movie Player ($2.99)

Movie Player developed by Dominic Rodemer is an app designed for both iPad and iPhone. This iPad WMV player can play any video transferred via iTunes or from email attachments on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. You can also rename your films directly with the app and create your private playlist.

2. VLC media player for iOS ($5.00)

VLC for iOS is based on the normal VLC with a interface that betters suit to iOS. You can watch any videos on iPad with it. To use VLC to play WMV files on iPad, you need to make sure your iPad is running iOS 3.2 or later.

3. Azul Media Player ($1.99)

Azul Media Player is an app for iPad that can play and download videos. This video player for iPad plays most file format (except FLV) and offers a well-designed integrated web browser that supports downloading and streaming. You can download and purchased it from iTunes store.

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