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Convert Video to iPad Format

One video conversion solution for Windows that prepares video files only for Apple products: iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV. Aiseesoft iPad Video Converter features preset profiles to make your work easier and ready the data as fast as possible.

According to the developer’s web page, iPad Video Converter’s range of supported source video formats includes MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, MOD, TOD, AVI, FLV, WMV, MPEG, MP4, MOV, ASF, VOB, 3G and RM.  Main application window organizes all the options and functions of the program so you won’t have to go too far to look for a particular setting. In the lower part of the screen you can choose the device you want to prepare the video for.

You do not have to worry about getting the conversion settings wrong because you can trust the predefined profiles which have been specially created to ease your work. There are plenty of them to choose from and they cover any Apple device.

Also, you get to select the codec to be used for the conversion process, MPEG4 or H.264. I would go with the latter as it offers better quality per megabit, hence the output is smaller in size. Regardless of the profile you select iPad Video Converter also lets you make your own settings. Experienced users can modify audio and video quality by adjusting the bitrate or frame rate values.

Converting clips is not the only trick iPad Video Converter can do. It is perfectly capable of taking snapshots of different frames of a movie in the conversion list. A more important function in the application is trimming of the video, which permits you to convert only a selected part of the entire movie.

For an 11’43” AVI of 76.9MB, iPhone Video Converter required 1’52” using MPEG4 codec, which is faster. The results were all looking great. The resources required during this operation were quite okay, with CPU averaging around 67% and RAM settling around 70MB. For the best quality it is recommended to lower the resolution when converting. Changing the codec to H.264 the entire operation lasted a while longer, the stopwatch showing 12’13” and system resources constantly recorded high values (~85% CPU and 243MB of RAM). The difference between them was that H.264 spewed a 50.6MB while MPEG-4 gave a heavier one, of 64.7MB.

iPad Video Converter is a handy solution for adapting video files to play on Apple products. It moves pretty fast if MPEG-4 codec is used and the results are great as long as you take into account some of the rules of thumb that apply to the conversion process. It’s priced at $29, and works for Windows 7, XP, and Vista. For more details, get the full review here.