On my Windows PC I have several movies in the .AVI format. I If I have read correctly iPad will not read the.AVI format. I have also read in a number of posts in this forum that a program called "Handbrake" can be used to make the .AVI format readable by iPad.
I have searched for the "Handbrake" APP and found one, but it appears that the "Handbrake" that I found deals with monies and calculation and the like rather than video conversions.
Would someone please verify my above comments and let me know how I can lay my hands the the [correct] version of "Handbrake"......Is that program free?