How To Convert WMV Video To
Play On Apple iPad (iPad
• As we know, only the wmv-codec-supported video players can play
Microsoft’s Windows Media Video (WMV) video, and the DRM-
restricted WMVs even require the portable video player to have the
PlaysForSure certificate to play them. Unfortunately, the built-in
video player app of Apple iPad (the original, the iPad 2, The New
iPad, the iPad 4 and the iPad mini) do not have these conditions.
• Let’s say your computer stores a number of plain or DRM-protected
WMV videos. If you want to get them playback on Apple iPad
device, you will need to re-encode (convert) them to iPad-
compatible file formats such as, .MP4, .MOV, .M4V firstly.
• There are a lot of WMV to iPad conversion programs available on
the net, but most of them can do nothing about the DRM-protected
WMV videos. Here I highly recommend the Aimersoft DRM media
conversion program for you which features video conversion and
DRM removal. With this program, you can easily strip DRM
protection on your WMV videos, and convert them to iPad video
quickly. Learn more about this product ...
• A quick guide of converting WMV to Apple
iPad with Aimersoft DRM Media Converter
• Step 1: Free download Aimersoft
DRM Media Converter and install it on your
• Step 2: Add WMV video to the conversion
software. Launch this software, click on the
“Add Video” button at top left on its home
screen. Navigate to the folder which contains
your WMV videos, select the target one and click
Open to add it to the software. Batch
conversions are available so that you can add
more than one video file to convert at a time.
• Step 3: Select the output format for Apple iPad. This converter has
offered optimized iPad conversion presets that include H.264 HD video
format and H.264 SD video format. You only need to stick up for one
principle that if the original WMV file is a HD video then convert it to H.264
HD format. If not, convert it to H.264 SD format. Only in this way you can
get the best conversion result. Note, the output quality will be ok if you
select the iPad presets as output format.
• However, different iPad models have different video playing requirement.
For example, the video encoded with H.264, coming with 1024*768-pixel
Resolution, 3000-kbps Bit Rate, 30-fps Frame Rate and 160-Kbps Audio Bit
Rate can give iPad mini user the best vewing experience on its screen,
while the fourth generation iPad likes the H.264 video coming with
2048*1536-pixel Resolution, 5000-kbps Bit Rate, 30-fps Frame Rate and
160-kbps Audio Bit Rate. So if you're an advanced user, you can click the
"Settings" button to adjust output parameters that include Encoder,
Resolution, Bit Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Bit Rate, Channel, etc. to
customize the output video for your iPad device.
• Step 4: Start WMV to iPad conversion.
Once you have all settings done, just hit
the "Convert" button to begin converting
WMV to iPad-compatible video format (by
the way, the DRM attached to original
WMV file will be removed while
converting). When the converting process
completes, find the produced video in the
output folder and sync to your iPad using
iTunes program. That's it.