Can 4K UHD Videos Be Played on iPad Pro?
Apple has just announced the iPad Pro, and it’s definitely the biggest iPad yet which has a 12.9-inch retina display, larger than the 9.7-incher on the iPad Air 2. That display looks positively gorgeous: Its 2732 x 2048 pixels, which adds up to 5.9 million pixels. That’s more pixels than the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Apple loyal fans would never want to miss this hybrid iPad Pro with enhanced features for better movie enjoyment. Well, in this article we focus on how to play 4K movies and videos on iPad Pro freely since many users are facing the trouble with viewing 4K.
In the first place, you should know you can’t get 4K videos playable on iOS devices before Apple realizes a display – possibly as high as 3840×2160 to support 4K movie playback. And let’s realize the following cruel facts:
iPad Pro screen resolution: 2732 x 2048
4K resolution: 3840×2160 (16:9) or 4096×2160 (17:9)
It means that a 4K UHD video cannot be directed on your iPad Pro. Even if you can add a 4K video to iPad Pro, it is still an exercise in frustration- content on the display appeared tiny. In adddition, 4K video takes way much space in addition to the high requirement on resolution. What’s worse, iPad Pro only supports MP4, MOV, M4V. The iPad Pro incompatible files, say, H.265, MKV, MP4, MXF, XAVC, FLV, MTS, AVCHD, WMV, etc with 4K resolution will not be played.
In this case, what you can do is to scale the 4K resolution, tweake a setting, and convert 4k into 1080p, at 4:3 or 16:9. After shrinking, the 4K video will have better 1080p or the ability to crop or digitally zoom into a 1080p section for iPad Pro easier playback with less occupation regardless of video formats or codec.
To resolve all the issues, you will need an excellent iPad Pro video converter. Don’t want to lose any video audio quality? OK, it’s easy. Here, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (review), which is an all-in-one tool that can help you to convert and downscale 4K videos within one stop.
Overall, this program is a completely professional 4K video converter and player. With it, you are able to convert videos in any resolution, including HD 1080P/720P, 4K UHD 2160P AVI/MP4/H.265/MKV/MOV/MXF/MTS, DVD, Blu-ray etc to iPad Pro without any quality sacrifice. Plus, this 4K video converting software provides the optimal presets for other portable devices like iPhone, Galaxy Tablet, Surface Tablet, Kindle Fire HDX; editing programs like FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid MC, etc for better enjoying, editing 4K files. It is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size for video compressing. Windows version is here.
Free Download Mac OS Sierra 4K to iPad Pro Converter :
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Guide: Play 4K movies on iPad Pro with Original Video Quality Via Mac OS Sierra
STEP 1. Load 4K movies
Launch the 4K to iPad Pro Converter Mac. Drag & drop 4K files to the program directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the “Add video” button to locate the 4K videos you want to add.
STEP 2. Select output formatClick format you choose MOV, MP4, or M4V from “Common Video” as target format since all of them are compatible with iPad series. Or, you can also choose “iPad -> iPad 3/4 (New iPad) Full HD Video(*.mp4)” as the output format.
According to Apple, iPad Pro Supported Video/Audio Formats is as below:
Video formats supported:
H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 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 per channel, 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
Audio formats supported:
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
STEP 3. Tweak video, audio settings
Click “Settings” button; you can adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To down-convert ultra HD 4K to 1080p for easier playback and save more space, you just need to adjust video size to 1920*1080. For full screen playback, set video resolution to 2732 * 2048.
Hit the “Start conversion” button to let this smart converter start encoding 4K to iPad Pro.mp4 on Mac OS X. When the conversion is done, you can sync and play the converted 4K videos in iPad Pro via iTunes without hassle.
Additional Tips: Some guys recommend to install third-party 4K video player apps like VLC on iPad Pro, but it can’t be an ultimate solution for all 4K videos. Based on out testing, we found VLC can’t support 4K video well… To have a smooth 4K UHD playback on iPad Pro with no video formats limits, this professional Mac 4K Movie Converter is the best choice. If you are running on Windows PC, turn to its equivalent Windows version.
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