Missed in last September, iPad Air 3 is highly anticipated to debut at Apple Event in March 2016. Rumors indicate iPad Air 3 will inherit many features from iPad Pro keeping the design of a 9.7-inch Retina display, four speakers, a magnetic Smart Connector and a rear-facing LED flash. For better performance delivery, a faster A9X processor and upgraded 4G RAM will be equipped to this third-generation of iPad Air. Another rumor also suggests a 4K screen with a resolution of 2334 x 3112 for iPad Air 3. All these features show that iPad Air 3 can better handle various tasks, especially for high resolution contents playback. So, can we play 4K movies/videos on iPad Air 3 directly? Or, we need a solution to guarantee 4K playback on this new Apple tablet successfully? Read this article to find out answers.
Only a video fully compatible with iPad Air 3 can be played on this Apple device without hassle. 4K videos are usually encoded with HEVC (H.265) and VP9 codecs, while iPad Air 3 only supports playing H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG videos in formats .m4v, .mp4, .mov and .avi. It means that 4K videos cannot be watched on iPad Air 3 directly unless converting 4K video to the acceptable formats.
On the other hand, 4K video occupies much space. A one minute 4K video at 30 fps approximately requires 375MB. Even you have got the 128GB model, it can only save 6 hours of 4K video. Actually, the available storage is much less than 128GB because of operating system, apps and other data. Therefore, it is advisable to compress 4K videos to 1080P or 720P to save space and keep more favorite movies/videos on iPad Air 3.
A video converting program is quite necessary to make a reality of playing 4K movies/videos on iPad Air 3. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is an all-in-one 4K video converter and compressor specially designed to convert HEVC/VP9 4K videos to mainstream video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV with lower resolution 1080P/720P/360P etc, while keeping possible highest quality. With constantly update, it have built in 410+ presets helping you covert 4K videos to iPad Air (3)/Mini/Pro, iPhone 7/6s (Plus), Apple TV (4), iTunes, Android, Windows Phone, Surface Book/Pro, Xbox, PS3/4 etc, with well-set parameters so that you can play any 4K movies/videos on portable devices without problem.
Download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on your computer. Follow the steps to convert and compress 4K movies/videos to iPad Air 3. Mac users please switch to WinX HD Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Load A 4K Video
Launch this 4K video converter and hit +Video button to add the target 4K movie/video you want to play on iPad Air 3.
Step 2. Select Output Profile
Once the video is loaded, the Output Profile dialogue pops up. Select Apple Device from Device Profile category and then click "to iPad Video". Choose iPad Air (3) as output format. Note: iPad Air 3 profiles will be updated once the device is released.
Step 3. Convert 4K Video to iPad Air 3
Click Browse button to save the converted video to destination folder and hit RUN button to start 4K video to iPad Air 3 conversion.
After the converting process is completed, sync the video to iPad. Then, you can play the 4K video on iPad Air 3 smoothly.
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