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How To Convert WMV Video To Play On Apple iPad (iPad Air 2/iPad mini 3/iPad4/The New iPad3/iPad2/the original)

by Edwin Liu | December 19, 2014 10:29 AM
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As we know, only the wmv-codec-supported video players can play Microsoft’s Windows Media Video (WMV) video, and the DRM-restricted WMVs even require the portable video player to have the PlaysForSure certificate to play them. Unfortunately, the built-in video player app of Apple iPad (the original, the iPad 2, The New iPad, the iPad 4, iPad air 2 and the iPad mini 3) do not have these conditions.

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Let’s say your computer stores a number of plain or DRM-protected WMV videos. If you want to get them playback on Apple iPad device, you will need to re-encode (convert) them to iPad-compatible file formats such as, .MP4, .MOV, .M4V firstly.

There are a lot of WMV to iPad conversion programs available on the net, but most of them can do nothing about the DRM-protected WMV videos. Here I highly recommend the Aimersoft DRM media conversion program for you which features video conversion and DRM removal. With this program, you can easily strip DRM protection on your WMV videos, and convert them to iPad video quickly. Learn more about this product ...

A quick guide of converting WMV to Apple iPad with Aimersoft DRM Media Converter

Step 1: Free download Aimersoft DRM Media Converter and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Add WMV video to the conversion software. Launch this software, click on the “Add Video” button at top left on its home screen. Navigate to the folder which contains your WMV videos, select the target one and click Open to add it to the software. Batch conversions are available so that you can add more than one video file to convert at a time.

Step 3: Select the output format for Apple iPad. This converter has offered optimized iPad conversion presets that include H.264 HD video format and H.264 SD video format. You only need to stick up for one principle that if the original WMV file is a HD video then convert it to H.264 HD format. If not, convert it to H.264 SD format. Only in this way you can get the best conversion result.

Note, the output quality will be ok if you select the iPad presets as output format. However, different iPad models have different video playing requirement. For example, the video encoded with H.264, coming with 1024*768-pixel Resolution, 3000-kbps Bit Rate, 30-fps Frame Rate and 160-Kbps Audio Bit Rate can give iPad mini 3 user the best vewing experience on its screen, while the fourth generation iPad likes the H.264 video coming with 2048*1536-pixel Resolution, 5000-kbps Bit Rate, 30-fps Frame Rate and 160-kbps Audio Bit Rate. So if you're an advanced user, you can click the "Settings" button to adjust output parameters that include Encoder, Resolution, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Bit Rate, Channel, etc. to customize the output video for your iPad device.

Step 4: Start WMV to iPad conversion. Once you have all settings done, just hit the "Start" button to begin converting WMV to iPad-compatible video format (by the way, the DRM attached to original WMV file will be removed while converting). When the converting process completes, find the produced video in the output folder and sync to your iPad using iTunes program. That's it.


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