Play MP4 file on iPad 3: Convert .MP4 to iPad 3 SD/HD Video Format

How to Convert MP4 File to iPad 3 SD/HD Format for Successfully Play on Windows or on Mac?


Playing MP4 on iPad 3 is usually smooth for many users. However, due to codec, video size and resolution issue, you may have difficulty in adding MP4 to iTunes and transferring MP4 to iPad 3. Sometimes, even though you can transfer MP4 to iPad 3, the MP4 file just cannot be played on iPad 3. Can iPad 3 play MP4? How to play MP4 on iPad 3?

In order to successfully play MP4 files on the iPad 3, MP4 files shall meet the following requirements:

  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio;
  • 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, 48kHz, stereo audio.

Your iPad will not recognize the MP4 files if they don’t match the above requirements. This article will guide you to convert MP4 to iPad 3 supported SD/HD video to play MP4 on iPad 3. Keep reading, you will easily solve the “iPad 3 can’t play MP4” issue.

This article also applies to convert MP4 to iTunes, iPad, iPad 2, Apple TV 3, Apple TV 2, iPhone, iPod on Windows, Mac (Mountain Lion included).

Guide: How to Convert MP4 to to iPad 3 Supported SD/HD Video?


Preparation: Free download Faasoft iPad Video Converter

Free download Faasoft Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac). Install and launch the program.

Install and launch it.

Step 1: Import MP4 to iPad 3 Video Converter

Directly drag and drop the MP4 files iPad 3 Converter. You can load multiple files at one time.

How to Convert MP4 to iPad 3

Step 2: Set iPad 3 compatible video MP4

Click on “Profile” drop-down and choose “iPad MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” under the “iPad & Apple TV” category;


  1. The MP4 to iPad 3 Converter fully supports converting MP4 to HD iPad 3 video formats if your original files are HD as well.You can select the output prorile as “iPad3 H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”.
  2. The MP4 to iPad 3 converter additionally provides some helpful tool like split by file size or file time.

Step 3: Start MP4 to iPad 3 conversion.

Press on the button of “Convert” to convert MP4 to iPad 3. It is so fast and easy.


With the help of iPad Video Converter, you can convert MP4 to pre-defined output video formats that can be playback with iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV, iTunes, iMovie, Final Cut exactly.


One comment on “Play MP4 file on iPad 3: Convert .MP4 to iPad 3 SD/HD Video Format

  1. Sushil says:

    will converted video play with other than iPad, iPhone too.

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