“Does new iPad/iPad 4 play AVI files?” You might have ever asked the same question. Actually, in its supported TV and Video file types Apple make is clear that the iPad 4 supports “Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.” Yet some AVI files can’t be added to iTunes or synced to iPad 4 when connecting iPad to computer. So what’s the matter? This is because .AVI (Audio-video Interleave) is a container format introduced by Microsoft. While there are multiple differing codecs that can be used within an AVI file, Motion JPEG is a type of .AVI compression. According to Apple's iPad tech specs, the iPad 4 does support M-JPEG .AVI files, but there's no indication that the specific DivX codec (encoding/decoding) is supported. In fact neither Apple iTunes nor the stock player on iPad 4 supports DivX/ Xvid encoded .AVI videos.
If you have AVI videos that do not play/sync to iPad 4, here’s a solution for your reference: by converting AVI to H.264 .mp4 format, you can make the videos compatible with your iPad and iPhone device. An iPad Video Converter can do the job for you. See how to convert AVI to iPad optimized MP4 below.
What you need: iPad Video Converter.
This iPad 4 Converter software enables users to transfer movies to iPad 4, and encode incompatible MKV/AVI/TiVo/WMV/MPEG to iPad 4 optimized video with fastest speed. If you’re using Mac, download the iPad Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1: Download, install and run Pavtube iPad Video Converter
Once run it, click “Add” button to load AVI files which you wanna play on iPad 4. The Program supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple AVI files into it to convert at a time. If you wanna combine several AVI files into a single file, you can click tick off the checkbox “Merge into one file” to realize the goal.
Step 2: Select output format for iPad 4
To put and play avi on iPad 4, you need to set a format that is compatible with iPad 4. Click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then choose a format from the output format menu. This program provides numerous formats for users to choose from. To view 1080p movies on iPad 4, you are recommended to select “iPad H.264 Full HD 1080p (*.mp4)” as target format beneath “iPad” option and follow the optimal settings for iPad 4 below. The preset format acquires best video effect on iPad 4 with acceptable file size.
Step 3: Create Apple iPad video from AVI
Once the above mentioned steps are finished, you can click “Convert” button to create Apple iPad video.
Step 4: Sync/Transfer converted video to iPad 4
When conversion is completed, you can click “Open” button to get the final output MP4 video.
Add the video to iTunes home made video. Connect your tablet to computer and then sync video to iPad 4.
In case you’re new to iPad 4: How to Sync music, movies, TV shows from iTunes 11 to iPad
Play synced Videos on iPad 4
1. On home screen of your iPad Mini, find Video icon, tap it.
2. The iPad then takes you to the video library, where your movies are saved. Browse and select desired video to play.
If you wanna watch Blu-ray and DVD movies on iPad 4, you can try Blu-ray DVD to iPad ripper.