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What video formats will the iPad play/support?

The Apple iPad supports the following video codecs:

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 in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

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 in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels @ 30 frames per second
– Audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

For other video formats you’d like to play on the iPad, you may convert them to above iPad video formats with the best DVD and video to iPad converters here.