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How to Transfer Movies/Videos to iPad from PC or Mac Easily?

Who wouldn’t love watching movies and videos while traveling? And, especially with the availability of portable devices such as iPad, everyone would love to carry out the source of entertainment with them. Now, you have the option to copy your favorite movies and videos to your iPad. So that you don’t have to choose a hectic process of synchronization. Whether you are on the plane or traveling, now, you will have access to watch videos or movies on your iPad.

Transfer Movie to iPad from PC

Transfer Videos/Movies to iPad from PC or Mac

However, firstly, you need to copy a movie or videos on your iPad. And guess what? It is a very straightforward process to copy media files to your iPad from Mac or PC. All you need to have is an iTunes, to begin with. In addition to that, it has a very distinct advantage as it consumes the same amount of time as when you need while syncing movies or videos to an iPad from iTunes. With a few simple steps, you can copy movies and videos to your iPad. On top of that, if you know the drag and drop process. Then it will be easier for you to copy the file to your iPad.

The iPad supports various video formats, allowing you to watch different sized videos and movies on your iPad with its default video player. The default video player enables users to play videos and other media files, and more importantly, it handles the files that you put into it. In this article, we will provide you the complete guide on how you can transfer movies/videos to an iPad from Mac.

Step to Transfer Videos or Movies to iPad from PC or Mac Easily

Step to Transfer Videos or Movies to iPad from PC or Mac Easily

Before we spring to the steps for transferring videos to the iPad, we would like to make you aware of one fact. Which is, if you are using an iPhone, you can add music and video files only from a single iTunes library. On the other hand, with the iPad, you will be eligible to add music from multiple sources of the iTunes library. Still, when it comes to adding a video file, then you can only use a single iTunes Library. Follow the steps mentioned below to transfer Videos/Movies to iPad:

Step 1: Firstly, you need to connect your iOS device to your personal computer (Does not matter if you are using a Mac or Windows system)

Step2: Open iTunes on your computer.

Step 3: Next up, make the selection of your content that you wish to add to your iOS device from iTunes library.

Open iTunes on your computer

Step4: Next, you need to select your device, mentioned in the left sidebar.

Step 5: Now, simply drag and drop the media file that you want to add or copy on your iPad.

Additional tip: If you are able to make a specific folder in which all your videos files are stored that you want to transfer, then the process will look easier than you expect. Just launch iTunes in the background, after that, all you need to do is drag and drop the content from the folder to the iTunes window.

Step 6: As per the length of your content, it is expected that the process will take a few minutes to complete. You can see the status of the process in a progress bar. It will notify you with the remaining time for copying the video content.

Step 7: During the process, if you face any difficulties, we recommend you to reconsider the file format. If your file can’t be copied, that means you need to change the file format that is in support of your device. You can opt to free video converter or any third-party apps to change the format of the video files.

What if you cannot add content to your iOS device manually?

First and foremost, you need to check whether you have the latest version of iTunes or not. Due to the older versions, you may not be able to transfer the content manually. Secondly, make sure that the option “Manually manage music and videos” is turned on. If so, then follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Firstly, you need to connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac.

connect iOS device to PC or Mac

Step2: Open iTunes and choose your device.

Step 3: Next up, click on the summary, provided in the left sidebar

click on the summary

Step4: After that, scroll down to the Option where you need to tick the box next to “Manually manage music and videos” It allows you to transfer file manually.

Step 5: Finally, click on Apply to apply the changes.

How to Transfer Videos, Music to iPhone or iPad from Mac or Windows PC using AnyTrans?


Using AnyTrans to transfer videos and other media content, is among the best and most preferred methods of all. You can quickly transfer media files to an iPad or iPhone from your computer. In addition to that, the prime highlight of using AnyTrans is that it automatically adapts the format of the content, converting them into supported formats.

AnyTrans supports WMV, AVI, MKV, and many more. This could be a more suitable way to transfer files without the need for iTunes. Still, the choice is always yours! Follow the steps mentioned below to transfer files using AnyTrans:

Step 1: At first, you need to download AnyTrans on your computer. The following are the links for both Windows and Mac users. You can download accordingly.

For Windows:

For Mac:

Step 2: Next up, connect your iPad or iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC using the USB cable.

Step3: Launch AnyTrans on your computer.

Step 4: Next up, click on the manage button within the window of AnyTrans.

Step5: Thereafter, click on Videos and choose Movies, Home Videos or TV shows. 

Step 6: Next up, From the top left menu, click on ‘+’ button. 

Step7: Lastly, select the media content that you want to move from computer to your iOS device.

Step 8: Click on the Open button, provided at the bottom of the window screen.

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