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3GP to iPad: How to Convert a 3GP Video File to Play on Your iPad

Apple iPad is a full entertainment house especially due to its reliable battery backup and despite the presence of numerous apps and games, the old video visualizing seems to be the most preferred entertainment source. By default Apple iPad plays .m4v.mp4 and .mov files, but if you want to play 3GP video on iPad, including the new iPad, you should get it to iPad compatible format with video conversion software.

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3 Simple Steps to Convert Your 3GP Video File to Play On Your iPad

For this “how to” we used the Wondershare Video Converter Pro, a top-rated iPad video conversion program for you to convert any video file(including 3GP) into an iPad-friendly .mp4 video file in 4 simple steps. Our absolute favorite iPad video converter due to its speed, the simplicity of the interface, the quality of the output file, and its ability to convert any video to iPad. That said, there are many iPad video converter options available – here’s a list of our highest recommended iPad Video Converters – so whichever one you choose, you should be able to achieve similar results following these steps.

Step 1 . Add 3GP videos to the video converter
Launch the program and from the main menu, you can click “File” -> select the “Add File” option or use drag-n-drop to browse and import local 3GP files to the program.

Step 2. Set the output format
Choose your iPad output in the “Profile” pull-down menu. For example: if you have a wifi iPad, select the “iPad MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” setting. This will give you a great-looking video and take the least amount of conversion time. Also, set Encoder, Resolution, Frame rate and Bit rate etc in the Advanced window, according to iPad’s tech specs. Please note the higher the bitrate is, the clearer the video is, and the larger the output file is. When you’re done, click “OK” to continue.

Step 3. Start 3GP to iPad compatible format Conversion
Hit “Convert” and go get a snack. The conversion time will depend on several variables including: the duration of the video file, the speed of your computer, the codec you selected and the bitrate you set.

When the conversion finishes, you can connect your iPad to computer, import the converted 3GP files to iTunes and sync your video to iPad.Now you can play the converted 3GP video on your iPad or the new iPad. “Rinse & Repeat” to convert and transfer more 3GP videos to your iPad. Enjoy.