If you have problems about playing MKV, AVI, WMV, VOB, TiVo, FLV, etc. videos on iPad Mini, you can follow this tutorial to iPad Mini supported video formats first with some help from an excellent iPad Mini Video Converter.
The iPad Mini's beautiful 7.9-inch 1024x768-pixel screen is great for watching movies. You may have accumulated many movies or videos in different formats, such as MKV, AVI, FLV, WMV, VOB, TiVo, FLV etc, now you want to put movies on iPad Mini for playback when you go travel or commute. As we all know, currently the iPad Mini and other iPad models only support H.264, MPEG-4 video in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats and Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) in .avi format. Obviously, the videos mentioned above are not one of the supported formats. If you wanna play videos formatted in .mkv, .avi. wmv, .vob, .tivo and more on iPad Mini, the best solution is to encode/re-encode them first. Here's how:
Step 1: Download and Install Pavtube iPad Mini Video Converter. The tool is on sale (Buy one get one free) during Pavtube's Thanksgiving Special (Offer expire on Dec. 10, 2012).
The program can be used as an all-in-one video conversion app for iPhone Mini yet iPad 4, the new iPad, iPad 2 and the original iPad. It is easy to use and can help you fast convert almost various formats of 1080p/720p HD videos including MKV, AVI, MPG, VOB, TiVo, MTS to iPad Mini. Meanwhile the quality of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. The equivalent Mac version is the iPad Mini Video Converter Mac, which can convert wmv, avi, mkv and more videos to iPad Mini on Mac OS X (Include Lion and Mountain Lion).
Step 2: Select your movie. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to import your source materials. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.
Step 3: Choose the output format. Click "Format" bar, you can easily find the optimized videos for iPad Mini under iPad > iPad Mini HD Video(*.mp4). The ouput videos could fit iPad Mini perfectly.
Step 4: Adjust Video Quality. If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. For watching videos on iPad Mini, 720p with 2000kbps is just all right.
Step 5: Start the conversion. After above settings, you can start the MKV/AVI/Tivo/VOB/WMV etc. to iPad Mini MP4 conversion. Once the process completes, locate the files and transfer and copy the converted MP4 videos to your iPad Mini, here's the way to go:
1. Launch the iTunes and connect iPad Mini to PC.
2. Choose "File – > Add File to Library…"
3. Drag the .mp4 file you want to the iPad Mini icon.
As you see, now you can effortlessly watch any 1080p/720p HD videos on iPad Mini and enjoy the movies! If your movie is still on a DVD or a Blu-ray and isn't already in one of the supported formats, you can get an all-in-1 video covnerter app - 20% OFF dsicount Blu-ray Video Converter Ulitimate (or its Mac Version - 20% OFF discount iMedia Converter Mac) to encode DVD, Blu-ray and 1080p/720p HD videos to play on your iPad Mini with ease.