MacMost Now 850: Putting Your Videos On Your iOS Device

Learn how to put your videos on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You would typically use iTunes to transfer the videos from your Mac or PC to your device. But sometimes you have to go through a conversion process first as iOS can only play back certain types of video.

Comments: 13 Responses to “MacMost Now 850: Putting Your Videos On Your iOS Device”

    Ron Powell
    7 years ago

    Thanks for that – did not know that existed – I acquired SmartConverter which in addition to converting for the iPad and iPhone also converts for Android tablets and the like

    Jack Boyko
    7 years ago

    very helpful

    Sammy
    7 years ago

    Very useful tips. All of them! The video format is the best way to explain how to do things on Macs or iPads.

    Cathy
    7 years ago

    Question: when you add any kind of file to iTunes, does it create a second copy? So — one video in its original directory and a copy in an iTunes directory? Just seems like a space problem. Or is this NOT true….and there is always only one copy?

    Lance Jensen
    7 years ago

    Great learning tool, as always. You mentioned Handbrake and Quicktime as 3rd party conversion options, but I missed the other one – something like Miro?? What is the correct name?

    David
    7 years ago

    Perfect timing! I’m Justine needing to do this for work. One question though: if I have, say, ten iPads, could I wirelessly sync and then manage a group of videos to them all without connecting any of them? How would I accomplish this?

      7 years ago

      Wired or wireless syncing will work the same way with this. But you still have to do each one individually, selecting it in iTunes and going through the steps to add it to the sync list under Movies.

        David
        7 years ago

        So does that mean once I get the iPads setup with WiFi sync, all 10 should show up on the bar in the upper right (in iTunes 11), provided they are on the same network as the computer? Then I can just click on each one individually to sync them?

          7 years ago

          Yes. I have several iOS devices and they all show up there. You have to set each one up first so wifi sync is set up. But it is no different than using a cable in this respect — except you don’t need 10 USB cables, which is nice.

    Linda Lyn
    7 years ago

    Thank you for you richness teaching

    Denise
    6 years ago

    Thank you so much! :)

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