How to Transfer Video From a Computer to an iPad

By Spanner Spencer

Third-party iPad applications are compatible with video file formats other than MP4.
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The iPad is an Internet -and multimedia-equipped tablet computer designed and built by Apple, that enables you to purchase, rent and download videos directly from the online iTunes store. You can also transfer existing MP4-format video files to the iPad from a computer for viewing on the device. Make the transfer through the iTunes multimedia management software, and send it to the iPad via its USB cable.

Step 1

Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer, following the installation instructions detailed on the iTunes website. Launch iTunes on the computer when installation has completed.

Step 2

Drag and drop your video files from the computer into the "Library" section in the upper left corner of the iTunes window.

Step 3

Connect the iPad to the computer using its USB cable. An entry will be added to the "Devices" section of the left column in iTunes.

Step 4

Select the iPad in the "Devices" section of iTunes and click the "Films" tab. A list of video files that have been dropped into the iTunes library will be displayed in the "Films" box.

Step 5

Check the "Sync Films" box at the top of the "Films" tab in iTunes.

Step 6

Click the "Sync" button in the lower right corner to transfer your video files to the iPad.