iPad: Convert MOV to MP4

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mac_airport, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. mac_airport macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2002
    palo alto, california
    Any software for the iPad able to convert *.mov files to *.mp4 files?

    The problem is described in Ms. Megan Kalmoe's blog post earlier today here:

    [Ms. Kalmoe is a member of the United States National Team; she is rowing in the W4x -- the women's quad -- competing soon in the World Championships, held this year in Munich, Germany.]

    Key sentences:

    "I decided to do this as an opportunity to take some time away from work, to relax, and focus on my "real job" while at Worlds. The only things I wanted to be able to do were: email, blog, Facebook and be able to upload photos and videos. I believed, foolishly, that I would be able to do all of that with just a simple purchase of the iPad camera connection kit. However, the wonderful HD movie files that are created by my little Kodak Playsport camera are not compatible with my iPad. I cannot make videos!!! I spent all day yesterday furiously searching for a solution on Mac help forums, the App store and finally a Hail Mary Google search...with no positive results. I need to be able to convert MOV files to MPG4 in order to edit them on my iPad. The trick is I need to be able to convert them WITH my iPad, not on a second machine (because I don't have a second machine...that's the whole point). I have iMovie, I just need the content! If anyone has any ideas on how to make this work...I'd be much obliged. Otherwise no videos from Worlds this year..." [emphasis added]

    All replies most appreciated.
  2. idkmybffjon macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    i gotta tell you, you'll need to be more specific. MOV and MP4 are both containers NOT codecs.
  3. mac_airport, Aug 19, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011

    mac_airport thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2002
    palo alto, california
  4. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    iPad specs claim to support both .MOV and H.264 (up to 720P).

    Kodak Playsport is 1080P video. She could try setting the camera to 720P.
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Yes, thank you.

    Bolded are specs which match for both the camera and iPad, I'd suggest 720p (must be 30 FPS!).If that doesn't work, you're out of luck, the files are probably using an unsupported codec profile or something.

    Keep in mind that videos she has already shot will still not be compatible with iPad, also there is no conversion software available for iPad.
  6. sally456 macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2010
    Yeah, try setting camera to 720p (must be 30 FPS!). Or maybe she could try use the Air video to do converting, the only one I know that can do conversion for iPad.

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