How to Play HD Movies on iPad Air 3

The new 2016 iPad Air 3 is expected to turn around the iPad behavior. The display with 2334 x 3112 resolution makes the iPad Air 3 the most stunning iPad for playing movies videos. What about iPad Air 3 supported video formats? Will Apple new iPad Air 3 play HD video? Below we list iPad Air 3 video formats, and provide a solution to play unaccepted video formats on iPad Air 3 without trouble.

You’d Better Convert & Compress HD Movies/Videos for iPad Air 3, Why?

Only video fully compatible with iPad Air 3 can be played on this Apple device without hassle. 4K videos are usually encoded with HEVC (H.265) and VP9 codecs, while iPad Air 3 only supports playing H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG videos in formats .m4v, .mp4, .mov and .avi. It means that HD videos cannot be watched on iPad Air 3 directly unless converting HD video to the acceptable formats.

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

 The HD Converter :Play HD Movies on iPad Air 3 


You’re suggested to convert and compress HD movies to iPad Air 3 acceptable format and size using the No.1 fast HD video converter – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to play HD contents on iPad Air 3 smoothly in despite of video format and size.

Step 1. Load a Video

Launch this video converter and hit +Video button to add the target  movie/video you want to play on iPad Air 3.

Step 2. Select Output Profile

Once the video is loaded, the Output Profile dialogue pops up. Select Apple Device from Device Profile category and then click “to iPad Video”. Choose “HD Video ” “H.264 HD Video” iPad Air 3 as output format.

Step 3. Convert HD Video to iPad Air 3

Click Browse button to save the converted video to destination folder and hit RUN button to start HD video to iPad Air 3 conversion.

After the converting process is completed, sync the video to iPad. Then, you can play the HD video on iPad Air 3 smoothly.

Tips: Download Movies on iPad Air 3 with Free Movie Download Apps

It’s easy to find free movie app for iPad to stream movies on iPad Air 3, in such iPad Air 3 movie apps as Netflix, Popcorn Time, Hulu Plus, Crackle, MovieBox. But none of them includes free movie downloading access for iOS 9 iPad Air 3. Top two free movie download apps for iPad Air 3/2, 9.7-inch new iPad Pro/iPad Pro/Mini, bigU Movies App and UnlimDownloads.

BigU Movies App – the free movie download app for iPad Air 3 can both stream and download free movies on iPad Air 3, including best movies of 2016, HD free movie downloads in full length on iPad Air 3. The iPad Air 3 movie download app can be downloaded for jailbreak iOS devices. you can open, and download the free movie download app for iPad Air 3. The app is quite clean, not brimming with advertisement. But before download films on iPad Air 3, users have to register first.

UnlimDownloads – the iPad Air 3 free movie downloader app offers full movie downloads on iPad Air 3, yes, format is limited. The app can be downloaded via iTunes, so you must have installed iTunes and have a free account, or you can google UnlimDownloads and find a trustworthy site to download the application. Pay attention that it pops up ads when downloading free movies on iPad Air, and it crashes occasionally. The free movie download app for iPad Air 3 also gives Apple users free music d How to Play HD Movies on iPad Air 3 ownloads for iPad.

Best iPad Air 3 Supported Video Formats

iPad Air 3 supported video formats:  * H.264 video up to 4K UHD, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
* MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 2334 x 3112 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
* Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 2334 x 3112 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.
iPad Air 3 audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

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