Updated: 7月 13th, 2017

How to Convert AVI to MP4 on a Mac and PC in just 3 Steps!

How to convert AVI to MP4 for playback on your iPad may not seem an easy question. But we’ve got a simple solution for you. It allows you to convert AVI to MP4 on Mac or Windows in a few steps.

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  • by Josh Brown


You might have come up against a brick wall trying to discover if it is possible to play .avi format films on the iPad. Some web sources say it can’t be done; others reckon by converting the files, it’s possible but only, whilst others suggest that there’s a need for a specific app that costs tons of money.

Will there be a definitive solution to easily convert AVI to Mp4 and even transfer movies that are in AVI format (or MKV) right away, straight into iPhone or iPad native Video app? Yes, because we know that playing non-Apple-approved media formats is a continuous source of aggravation for iPad owners.

Be sure to read and find out: How to convert MKV to MP4 on a Mac & Windows

How to Convert AVI to MP4 on a Mac & Windows:

The app, which is introduced in this article will Convert AVI to MP4 on Mac and Windows in 3 Steps. This is the same utility that transfers any file type to Apple devices bypassing iTunes. Be sure to watch this video showcasing this AVI to MP4 Converter in action:

Step 1. Download our AVI to MP4 converter.

In this instance we provide an excellent Mac OS X & Windows tool – WALTR, which has recently revolutionized the way we convert AVI movies to MP4 for iPads and iPhones.

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The app allows you to transfer AVI files directly to your iPad without having to worry about which format to choose for converting such as Mp4. The Best thing is, they appear in your native Videos app without syncing via iTunes. Install it & connect your device.

How to Convert AVI to MP4 on Mac

Step 2. Drag your AVI files into the AVI to MP4 converter.

You will now see a window that will ask you to drop the desired AVI  files you want on your iPad. Locate any movie or video in any format and drop it into the window. The tool already knows what the best settings are and will automatically convert AVI to MP4 for proper playback.

WALTR is transferring AVI to iPad

Step 3. DONE. View AVI in MP4 format on your iPad.

The conversion from AVI to Mp4 on Mac is done automatically thanks to WALTR and you no longer need to worry about putting the files into your iTunes after converting movies from .Avi to Mp4 to sync them to iPad.

AVI to MP4 converter for iPad

So go ahead, open your Videos. app and locate the movie you just transferred.

FYI, WALTR automatically recognizes the movie, TV shows, music you transfer and fills in all the cool details about the movie like genre, plot description and more. For example, this is how it will look like on your iPad:

Dark Knight iPad

Overview of WALTR 2 Features

WALTR’s review Goodbye iTunes, WALTR Uploads any Media File to your iPhone and iPad from MacObserver confirms that it will do the dirty work of picking up the best format and settings for your movie to play natively on iPad or iPhone:

  • AVI to MP4 conversion will be almost instantaneous thanks to our new technology.
  • Convert AVI videos to native MP4 formats for iPad, iPhone & iPod via WIFi (experimental)
  • You transfer put all the hottest music into the legacy iPods, starting from iPod Classic released 15 years ago
  • Capable to convert majority of video formats, etc, including AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV and upload them straight into your iPad or iPhone.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. WALTR 2 can do so MUCH MORE:

  • WALTR 2 adds support for ePUB & PDF files and sends them directly to your iBooks app
  • Because of built-in smart recognition technology your audiobooks in M4B go to your iBooks app just the same

It takes 17 seconds to download WALTR and take the suck out of converting AVI to MP4 on Mac or Windows for proper playback on iPad.

It can also transfer .mkv to iPad or iPhone without having to convert the files before-hand, and many other formats not native to the iPad or iPhone, but one of the most useful features is that your can play MKV on iPad straight from your native Videos app. This makes it incredibly easy to transfer media files from your Mac/PC to the iPad.

Recommended info for popular formats AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV:

A lot of high definition videos downloaded in the internet are wrapped up in AVI containers and they may play on Windows or Mac computers by means of a media player or Quicktime. But you’ll certainly stumble if there’s a need to attempt to import them to iTunes for easy syncing.

How to Put AVI on iPad Wirelessly (beta)

Though it’s still experimental, WALTR 2 makes it possible to put AVI movies on iPhone/iPad over the air. Ironically, to enable WIFI sync, you still have to connect your device with the help of a cable. Then in the bottom right corner, click on gear. You’ll see a pop-up window right there, so check ‘Enable WIFI Connectivity’ and they you may unplug your iPhone or iPad.

Once your device is connected to the same WiFi network, WALTR 2 will see & recognize it at once. No worries, the transferring speed will stay practically the same.


iTunes is really picky about the type of formats may be imported into it, and only several of media formats are supported by iTunes, including MP4 and MOV. And that means you will need to convert AVI to MP4 or to other iTunes-compatible formats for syncing across multiple devices easily. BUT, is this really needed when it’s 2016?

We want you to try a hassle free way to put high quality movie that are in AVI format without having to worry about 3rd party software. Forget worrying about how to convert AVI files to MP4 just to get them to play on your iPad! What if there was an app that allowed you to sync AVI to iPad directly using a Mac – WITHOUT converting .avi files to compatible apple format. There is… and name of this app is WALTR.

We also recommended reading these guides about other stuff WALTR can do:


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