"I've read that the iPad 2 now supports AVI files, specifically, "Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format". I'm not that knowledgeable about video file formats, but does this mean that most of the AVI files that you can download from the internet will work? Or is this some specialized version of an AVI file that is not common, if not how can I play AVI on iPad 2?"

iPad/iPad 2 supports some types of video cameras output files, displaying AVI footage via the camera card reader accessory. But it won't let you play downloaded AVI on iPad. So why is it so difficult to play AVI files on your iPad? Simply because the format is not supported by Apple. Supporting Xvid format is competition for Apple's own MOV. And that would mean cutting the grass on Apple's video portion of the iTunes store.

The way to play AVI on iPad on Mac

If you want to play AVI movies downloaded from the Internet on you iPad or iPad 2, you can convert your AVI to iPad/iPad 2 supported video format with iFunia iPad video converter for Mac, It provides easy solution to convert AVI files on Mac to iPad with high-quality output file and high conversion speed. This professional AVI to iPad Video Converter provides optimized presets for your iPad, and iPad 2 so you don't need to worry about the output settings for your Apple iPad.

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Step 1. Add AVI files to Mac AVI to iPad Video Converter

Click the "Add Files" button to add AVI video files to the AVI to iPad mac converter. This AVI to iPad video converter for Mac supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several multimedia files at a time.

Step 2. Select iPad/iPad 2 output format

Use the "Output Format" to control the output format. Select iPad MPEG4(MP4) output format for each video file and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files.

Step 3. Start AVI to iPad/iPad 2 conversion

Click "Start" to begin AVI to iPad/iPad 2 video conversion. The convert progress bar shows you how much of the encoding is completed.

Note: This AVI to iPad/iPad 2 Video Converter for Mac fully supports Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, it allows you to manually set video resolution, bite rate, codec and frame rate to get perfect output videos.