Play 4K UHD Video and Movies on New iPad 2017

Play 4K UHD Video and Movies on New iPad 2017

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Apple has recently unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad – the company’s first major product launch of 2017. The new iPad runs on Apple’s latest iOS 10 operating system, and uses the same A9 chip. The important distinction to make the new iPad 2017 is that it isn’t part of Apple’s iPad Pro series. It is much more thicker and heavier than the iPad Pro. For media enthusiasts who wish to get enhanced media experience on new iPad 2017, you may feel this new iPad models is worthy buying since it has the capability to handle 4K resolution video just as the ability that’s offered by iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 4. The following article will show you how to get any UHD video and movies played on 2017 new iPad without limitation.

Supported 4K formats and settings by new iPad 2017

Although the new iPad has the ability to handle 4K resolution video, however, it doesn’t mean that you can throw 4K video with any file format, resolution, codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc to it. Like iPad Pro, Air 2 or iPad Mini 4, the 4K video that can’t be watched on 2017 new iPad should comply with the standards below:
Video codec: H.264 High Profile Level 4.2
Video frame rate: 30fps
Video file format: MP4, MOV, M4V
Audio codec: AACLC
Audio bit rate: 160Kbps
Audio sample rate: 48kHz
Stereo/Dolby/Multichannel audio bit rate: 1008 Kbps
Stereo/Dolby/Multichannel audio sample rate: 48kHz

From above lists, we can see that the new iPad 2017 has very strict requirements on both file formats and other settings on the 4K video to be played on it. If the 4K video or movies you try to view on new iPad 2017 are encoded with incompatible codec/file format such as H.265, Prores, AVI, WMV, MXF, XAVC/XAVC S, MXF, etcc or other unsupported playback settings like frame rate, bit rate, audio bit rate, sample rate, etc, you will either fail to open the 4K files on the new iPad 2017 or get bad playback experience such as video playback choppy, black bars around the video, frame gets dropped, etc.

Convert 4K Video or Movie for 2017 new iPad playback

To get the best playback effects of UHD Video or Movie on new iPad 2017, you can download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (review), which has enhanced media compatibility with all 4K video such as 4K AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MKV/MXF/XAVC/XAVC/H.264/H.265/Prores, etc. You can use the program to easily transcode all above listed 4K video to new iPad 2017 best compatible 4K H.264 High Profile video. In addition, you can also adjust to produce new iPad 2017 favorable playback settings such as video codec, video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc in the program’s profile settings window.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

The new iPad uses a 4:3 screen aspect ratio to display video, however, the DCI 4K video has an aspect ratio approximately 1.9:1 which the UHD 4K video has aspect ratio of 16:9. When you try to view DCI 4K or UHD 4K video with incompatible aspect ratio on new iPad 2017, there will be black bars around the video. The good news is that you can easily eliminate this problem by change output video aspect ratio with the “Crop” function in the video editing window.

Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is available on macOS Sierra 10.12, Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9, etc, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Windows version – Pavtube Video Converter for Windows 10/8.1/8/7. The program is pretty stable, there are hardly any crashes during the conversion process. What’s more, the final results produced by the program are pretty high quality, the quality of the converted video is almost identical to the original video.

How to Convert UHD Video and Movies for new iPad 2017 Playback?

Step 1: Load 4K videos or movies.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import source 4K videos or movies into the program.

Load 4K videos or movies

Step 2: Output new iPad 2017 supported 4K file formats.

Scroll down the “Format” drop-down options, choose 2017 new iPad compatible 4K file formats by following “Common Video” > “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)”.

Output new iPad 2017 supported 4K video

Step 3: Adjust output profile settings.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to adjust output profile settings to make them fit with your new iPad 2017, you can set the output video codec as “h264”, audio codec as “aac”, video frame rate as “30fps”, video file resolution as original (3840×2160 or 4096×2160), audio sample rate as 48000hz, audio bit rate as 160000bps to make them fit with new 2017 iPad best playback settings. If you choose to output to stereo audio or Dolby Audio, please set audio bit rate as 1008000bps and sample rate as 48000Hz.

Step 4: Adjust output video aspect ratio.

Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, here, just choose iPad accepted 4:3 aspect ratio. Once you select the “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.

Adjust output video aspect ratio

Step 5: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from 4K Video to 2017 new iPad best favorable playback formats and settings.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Launch iTunes on your Mac computer, add converted files to iTunes library, then connected your new iPad 2017 to the Mac computer, sync the files to new iPad 2017 via iTunes for viewing on the move.

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