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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by AZsteelman, Apr 2, 2012.

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    Ok, I've got over 200 movies ripped from DVD and all are mp4 format. I have been watching them on my Xoom with no problem, but when I try to import them into the iTunes library, they don't import. I get an error that says something like it's not a known format or something. What am I missing here? I 'm trying to put them on my iPad 3 32gb with plenty of available space.

    Thanks for any help I can get. I've got a trip coming up and I'd like to get some movies on here!

    Randy
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    Hmmm mp4 is compatible with the iPad. Just for giggles, change the extension on one of the movies to .m4v and see if that will import.
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    For the best fit, you might try using HandBrake, a free program which will convert videos into various formats. You can convert the videos in the iPad optimized format. Other formats which I use are H.264, and AppleTV optimized. The mp4 format is not always compatible, there are some nuances which need to be considered.

    Here is something to consider:

    iPad 3-supported MP4 and MPEG-4 video files with requirements
    H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
    MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
    The iPad 3 cannot recognize MP4 and MPEG4 files if your files don't match above requirements.
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    Thanks Seadog - I'm doing the conversion of all of them in iTunes now...Its gonna take a while, but oh well.

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