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How to Transfer a Video from a Mac to and iPad Mini?

Apple’s iPad Mini allows users to add and watch videos, including movies and television shows from their own collections, on the mini tablet’s display. Before transferring your videos from your Mac to your iPad Mini, you must add the video files to your iTunes library. Once you have added your videos to iTunes, you can sync them to your iPad Mini and watch them anywhere.

Items you will need

• iTunes
• iTunes-compatible movie files (H.264, mp4, .m4v, .mov)
• iPad connector cord

Steps to Transfer Video from Mac to iPad Mini

Step 1. Open iTunes.
Step 2. Open “Finder” in the dock and locate the video file you want to transfer from your Mac to your iPad Mini.
Step 3. Click and drag the video file from the Finder window to the “Library” column of iTunes and wait for the progress bar atop the iTunes window to complete.
Step 4. Connect the iPad Mini to your Mac using the USB cord and wait for it to appear in the “Devices” column of iTunes. Click and drag your video from the “Movies” portion of your library to the icon for your iPad Mini under “Devices.” The movie will be added to your iPad Mini.

Tips
If the video you want to transfer is not in the correct file format, there are a number of iPad video conversion software options available for users who need to convert their video files to be compatible with iTunes and iPad Mini.

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