Can I Play 4K movies on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1?

Can I Play 4K movies on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1?

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iPad Mini (branded and marketed as iPad mini) is a line of mini tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is a sub-series of the iPad line of tablets, with a reduced screen size of 7.9 inches, in contrast to the standard 9.7 inches. It includes iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 1. They all have big resolution display. All these features show that iPad Mini series can better handle various tasks, especially for high resolution contents playback. So, can we play 4K movies/videos on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1 directly? Or, we need a solution to guarantee 4K playback on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1 successfully? Read this article to find out answers.

You’d Better Convert & Compress 4K Movies/Videos for iPad Mini 4/3/2/1, Why?

Only a video fully compatible with iPad Mini can be played on this Apple device without hassle. 4K videos are usually encoded with HEVC (H.265) and VP9 codecs, while iPad Mini only supports playing H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG videos in formats .m4v, .mp4, .mov and .avi. It means that 4K videos cannot be watched on iPad Mini directly unless converting 4K video to iPad Mini acceptable formats.

On the other hand, 4K video occupies much space. A one minute 4K video at 30 fps approximately requires 375MB. Even you have got the 128GB model, it can only save 6 hours of 4K video. Actually, the available storage is much less than 128GB because of operating system, apps and other data. Therefore, it is advisable to compress 4K videos to 1080P or 720P to save space and keep more favorite movies/videos on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1.

How to Play 4K Movies/Videos to iPad Mini 4/3/2/1?

A video converting program is quite necessary to make a reality of playing 4K movies/videos on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1.Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac)  is an all-in-one 4K video converter and compressor specially designed to convert HEVC/VP9 4K videos to mainstream video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV with lower resolution 1080P/720P/360P etc, while keeping possible highest quality. With constantly update, it have built in 250+ presets helping you covert 4K videos to iPad Mini 4/3/2/1, iPad Pro, iPad Air 3/2, iPhone 7/6s (Plus), Apple TV (4), iTunes, Android, Windows Phone, Surface Book/Pro, Xbox, PS3/4 etc, with well-set parameters so that you can play any 4K movies/videos on portable devices without problem.
Download and install iFastime Video Converter Ultimate on your computer. Follow the steps to convert and compress 4K movies/videos to iPad Mini. Mac users please switch to Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac.

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Step-by-step Guide to Play 4K video on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1

1. Click “Add Video” on the top-left to add the source 4K video the software. 


2. Tap “Format” bar and choose a iPad Mini supported video format. You can directly to go the “iPad”, and click the “iPad Mini HD Video(*.mp4)” in the list. Or choose MP4, MOV, M4V from “Common Video” which are all the proper choice.


3. After other settings are confirmed, stroke “start conversion” and start on a new leg of converting the 4K video converted to iPad Mini video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button. Then connect your Mini tablet to your computer and drop the movie file through iTunes. Now open your downloaded Sherlock Special Torrent movies on iPad Mini 4/3/2/1 and enjoy

PS: Simple comparison among iPad Mini 4/3/2/1

The most recent model is the iPad Mini 4. The iPad models are listed in a comparison grid.

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