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How to Play and Watch AVI on iPad (iPad 4 Included)

Can't play AVI on iPad? Looking for ways to watch AVI on iPad smoothly? Here we go! Actually, iPad supports AVI files that are compatible with the Motion JPEG standards. However, the most used DivX and XviD AVI movies are not supported. Then how to play these AVI files on iPad without any problems? All you need to do is to change AVI format to iPad friendly MP4, MOV or M4V.

To convert from AVI to iPad 4, iPad mini, the New iPad, iPad 2 and iPad, a video converter is needed. Here Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended to help you make AVI video clips playable on any iPad. In just a few mouse clicks, you'll be able to play and view AVI video files on iPad freely. Now download the program and follow the steps below to copy and watch AVI movies on your iPad. (Please download the right version. The Windows version is compatible with Windows 8/7/XP/Vista while the Mac version well supports Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion.)

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How to convert AVI to play on iPad (iPad 4 and iPad mini included)

Here the quick start user guide uses video converter for Windows screenshots to show you how to easily convert and watch AVI videos on iPad. The way to finish the task on Mac OS X is the same. You just need to make sure you've got the right version according to your operating system.

1 Import AVI videos

After downloading, install and run the program. Then you can either directly drag the AVI movies you want to the program to the left item bar or click Add Files to browse and select AVI files from your hard drive for converting. Batch conversion is well supported so you can add many files at a time. After the files are loaded, you can preview them, take snapshots of your favorite video scenes, choose audio tracks, select subtitles, trim videos to cut off unnecessary parts, crop files to remove black bars, rotate videos to get the right position, etc. as you like. And apart from AVI, it can also convert MKV, WMV, VOB, MOV, MP4, MTS, FLV, ASF and more to iPad.

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2 Select an output format for your iPad

To view AVI on iPad, you need to select a format that iPad highly supports. Confused at what format to choose? No, now you don't need to! Aimersoft Video Converter has provided the video presets for iPad 4, iPad mini, the New iPad, iPad 2 and iPad. Simply select your iPad model as the output video format to let the software convert AVI videos with optimized settings for playing on your iPad.

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3Start to convert and transfer converted videos to your iPad

When all settings are done, click the big Convert button to start converting all the added files to iPad playable videos. The video converter is equipped with the acceleration technology so the conversion won't take much time. When the conversion finishes, click Open Folder to find the converted video clips and transfer them to your iPad via iTunes. After that, you can play and watch the movies on your iPad. Just enjoy the movies!

Below is the video tutorial on how to convert AVI to iPad playable format with ease:

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How to play AVI movies on iPad without converting the files

Alternatively, there is the other way to watch AVI files on your iPad: that is to use an iPad AVI player app to directly play AVI video files without conversion. Some AVI players for iPad even lets you play WMV, MKV, MTS, MPEG, etc. video files. Among all the iPad AVI players, here are the recommended top 4 apps:

1. Azul Media Player

avi player for ipadAzul Media Player for iPad lets you play most video file formats on iPad without converting the movies, of course, including the popular AVI format. Moreover, this handy iPad AVI player app is also a video downloader that allows you download and stream online videos.

2. It's Playing

ipad avi playerIt's Playing is another great AVI player for iPad, supporting up to 1080 definition and showing subtitles in different languages. Actually, it supports most popular video formats, including MKV and WMV. You can even directly open media files from dropbox and play MP3 music files.

3. OPlayerHD Lite

play avi on ipadThis application is a really good AVI video player for iPad. Supported video and audio formats include AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MP4, VOB, MP3, OGG, WMA, etc. The interface is not as friendly as other iPad AVI file players so you may find it a little hard to use at the beginning. The same as Azul Media Player, it can also save online streaming videos.

4. CineXPlayer HD

avi playr app ipadAnother app that enables iPad to play local AVI movies is the CineXPlayer. Though it doesn't support as many formats as the other 3 apps, it better supports AVI and displays the movies than other apps. That why here it's strongly recommended as one of the top 4 AVI movie players for iPad.

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