Have some M2TS files shot with your Sony HD camcorder or copied from ripped Blu-ray disc, when you try to transfer and view them with the native video player pre-installed on your iPad Pro/Mini/Air/2017, your M2TS files just won’t play since the media playback capability of the standard players for all iPad series is just limited to very few file formats with the file extension of .mp4, .mov and .m4v. The following article will share you 2 workable simple to easily get M2TS files played on iPad Pro/Air/Mini/2017.
VLC for iPad has added playback support for media formats such as the M2TS files and other digital file formats that were previously unplayable on iPad. Add M2TS The interface is pretty slick, and copying your m2ts files into VLC via iTunes is pretty simple. Just hook up your iPad to iTunes, choose it from the sidebar, click the “Apps” tab, and scroll down to the “File Sharing” section. From there you can choose VLC and add files through drag-and-drop or the “Add…” button. As soon as you do, iTunes will start copying the files over to VLC and you’ll be able to use them immediately after it finishes.
Problems when playing M2TS files with VLC:
- Sound in VLC on the Mac comes out loud and clear, but not on the iPad version.
– VLC Media Player for iPad is a little buggy, doesn’t play back HD content too well.
– VLC may crash or simply can’t handle the M2TS file you throw to it since iPad is only designed to playback MPEG4/H.264 encoded to Apple’s specification
– Sometimes the video may start to break up or the sound gets out of sync
Although using VLC for M2TS playback on iPad is a possible workaround, however, you may still encounter the annoying problems listed above during the playback process. That’s why most iPad users still insist on to play local video with its built-in standard video player to get the optimal playback performance and experience. As a matter of fact, what you need is simply a powerful M2TS Converter, then you will have no problems when viewing M2TS files on any iPad models you own.
Here comes Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, the program has perfect importing support for M2TS files shot with Sony HD camcorders but also copied from commercial Blu-ray disc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple M2TS files into the application for conversion at one time.
This application not only assists you to transcode M2TS to iPad Pro/Air/Mini/2017 playable H.264 HD video with the file extension of .mp4, .mov or .m4v file extension, but also facilitates you to flexibly adjust the output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get the optimal playback settings listed below for iPad:
Frame rate: 30fps
Audio codec: AAC-LC
Audio bit rate: 160Kbps
Audio sample rate: 48kHz
Audio channels: Stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
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Step by Step to Transcode M2TS for iPad Pro/Air/Mini/2017 Playing
Step 1: Load M2TS files into the application.
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 M2TS files from Sony HD camcorder or ripped Blu-ray disc into the program.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select iPad series most compatible HD file formats “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust the output profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.
Step 4: 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 M2TS to iPad Pro/Air/Mini/2017 supported H.264 HD formats and most favorable settings conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to add converted files to iTunes for syncing to iPad playback.