How to Put Movies on iPad - You Have 2 Ways to Accomplish This

Movie iPad Posted by Estrella H.| Last Updated: November 22, 2018

iTunes is available to put movies on iPad. But if you don't like it, you have another good choice.

"I have movies saved on my computer, and am going on a 6 hour flight soon with my 18 mo. old... I would like to put a few movies onto my iPad for her to watch on the plane."

iPad is a good-sized device we can always carry easily. The only drawback is that you are not permitted to transfer movie videos from computer to iPad in the way that Android users always do. You always need to capitalize on other applications or platforms to accomplish computer-to-iPad transfer.

In this article, we're going to illustrate two ways to copy movies you store in computer onto iPad Pro, iPad mini or iPad Air:
1. Put movies on iPad without iTunes
2. Put movies on iPad with iTunes

Way 1. Put Movies on iPad Without iTunes

Here we will introduce a great iTunes alternative - WinX MediaTrans - to those who don't like using iTunes because of its complexity, unexpected errors, or others.

WinX MediaTrans is a specially designed file manager for iPhone iPad and iPod. This program runs well on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and Vista, and is capable of recognizing and managing devices running on iOS 7 to iOS 12. It allows users to transfer videos, music, photos, ebooks, and more between PC and Apple iOS device (iPhone iPad iPod) with ease. Now, let me show you how to put movies on iPad with WinX MediaTrans.

Step 1. Download and install WinX MediaTrans on your Windows computer.

Step 2. Open WinX MediaTrans, and then connect your iPad to computer via a USB cable. If connected properly, you should see your iPad information on the interface of MediaTrans.

WinX MediaTrans - Video Manager

Step 3. Click "Video Manager", hit "Add Video" button to select and open the movies you want to put onto iPad.

Unlike iTunes which supports only a limited number of formats, WinX MediaTrans allows you to import virtually any video formats and will automatically and quickly convert them to iPad compatible format - MP4 (H.264) with its inbuilt hardware accelerated video converter.

transfer and put movie on iPad without iTunes

Step 4. Hit "Sync" button at the bottom right corner. Then, selected movies will be transferred to your iPad.

Tips: Apart from transferring files, WinX MediaTrans is also able to remove DRM from iTunes purchased movies, music and audio books, encrypt photos and videos with customized password, make iPhone ringtone, convert EPUB to PDF, TXT, and HTML, mount iPhone as a flash drive to store any file type, and more. Free download this all-in-one program to have a try!

Way 2. Put Movies on iPad with iTunes

iTunes, released by Apple Inc., is the official recommendation when iOS users need to perform file transfer between computer and iPhone iPad iPod. And, you can find how-to guides on its official website. To save you time and trouble searching the guide to transfer movies from PC/Mac computer to iPad using iTunes, we move the tutorial below.

Step 1. Download and install the latest iTunes version on your computer.

Step 2. Open iTunes and connect your iPad to computer via a workable USB cable. When you see the iPad icon on iTunes, simply click it and then go to "Summary". Next, check "Manually manage music and videos" under "Options".

manaully manage music and videos on itunes

Step 3. Add target movies into iTunes Library: "File" -> "Add File to Library..." or "Add Folder to Library...".

Note: iTunes can only support those video formats that work with QuickTime and those purchased or downloaded from iTunes Store. That is to say, you're only allowed to add movies encoded with H.264 or MPEG4 and wrapped with MP4, MOV or M4V. If your video files are in other formats, such as MKV, AVI, WMV and FLV, you need to convert video before putting onto iTunes Library.

Step 4. Click "Movies" under "Settings", check "Sync Movies", select the movies you want to put on iPad, and then click "Apply" at the bottom right corner.

put movies on ipad using itunes

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