Play FLV Files on iPad (Air, Mini, Pro, iPad 4/3/2/1)

This article introduces easy way to play FLV files on iPad: convert FLV to iPad and use powerful FLV player for iPad.

You will download many FLV files from some of the most prominent video sites, including YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo, Google Video. You may want to sync FLV files to iPad. However, iPad can be imported into which format is very picky, iPad only supports several media formats, including MOV, M4V and MP4. So if you try to import the FLV file into the iPad, you will definitely trip. Fortunately, there is always a solution. In this article, you will learn how to use the following two methods to play FLV files on the iPad:
Method 1: Installing a suitable FLV player for iPad
The default video player on the iPad can only do this. That's fine, but it's not as strong as you want. Fortunately, Apple did not expect developers to use video player applications designed for iPad. This means that there are plenty of apps on the App Store. Look around and you see countless iPad video players. Some of the users say it is the best. Some are good and some are so.
While the definition of "best" varies according to their needs and functionality, we still think we collect the most popular and most trusted top five iPad video players in order to play FLV files correctly.
This player supports videos under key formats including Xvid, DivX, VOB, WMV, AXI and MKV. Flex:player has many versions in the market with each offering improved performance. That is the sole greatest advantage that succeeding versions of Flex:player have offered to users. It also has a widespread application for iPad/iPhone/iPod. It can stop playing videos abruptly which is a regrettable thing with Flex:player.
it has a media player for both audio and video files and will help to enhance media abilities of your iPad/iPhone/iPod. It is good for streaming both video and audio files online. OPlayer Lite has very easy-to-use interfaces which is one of its significant improvements.
This is a late video player entrant into the market. It makes it possible for one to play and watch videos using an iPad/iPhone/iPod with no requirements to convert. It is advantageous in that the user can download, stream or play any file format from the server. It's user-friendly even for kids thanks to its unique interfaces.
This is an extremely good video and audio player for iPad/iPhone/iPod. You will have ease in using it because its interfaces are designed to suit that. Furthermore, VM Player Lite supports a variety of file formats both for audio and video. There are folders forming part of VM Player Lite which operate as playlists.
You can use this to play flv on ipad while still on the move. It matters not what format your files are in as PlayerXtreme HD comes with flexibility to the user. You might be on the road, in a vehicle or in a gym and streaming your videos will be very easy. It can be frustrating at times since downloads take time to complete.
Of course, there are many other outstanding video players for your choice like iSafePlay, Azul Media Player, iMedia Player, CineXPlayer HD, AVPlayerHD, etc..
Method 2: Converting FLV to iPad friendly formats
If you don't want to install third-party program on your iPad, you can try to convert FLV to iPad supported MOV, M4V, or MP4. With the help of Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, you can easily achieve the goal. The program provides optimized presets all iPad models including iPad Air, iPad Mini, the new iPad, iPad 4, iPad 2, the original iPad as well as iPhone (iPhone 6/6 Plus included) and iPod. With it, you can do batch conversion from FLV, AVI, MKV, VOB, TiVo, WMV to iPad compatible formats without quality loss. Besides, the program features optimized audio and video sync technology, so as to output video with better quality and never let you be troubled by the audio and video sync issues.
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Besides, this Video Converter is also available to customize the output resolutions to any size like 1080p, 2K, 4K as users want. More than that, this software also can deal with other video formats such as H.265, MKV, MTS, MXF, XAVC, FLV .etc on Mac OS X including macOS Sierra, El Capitan Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion and even free download online videos from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter for editing and playing. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
Step-by-step tutorials to play FLV video on iPad
Step 1 Import FLV files
Install and launch the above video converter for macos Sierra. Then you can add the FLV videos to the program by clicking "Add File" button or directly drag and drop.
Step 2 Select output format as per your playback devices iPad or iPhone
Under "Select Format" menu, choose "Phone" > "Apple", to "iPad Pro/Air" or iPhone 7/7Plus/6/6S" etc. as the target result that will be in MP4 H.264 video file playable on your iPad/iPhone. Of course, you can also choose other output formats or device profiles for different uses.
Tip 1: If your iPad/iPhone has limited storage space, then your reset the video resolution, frame rate, biterate and more of your 4K videos , because the default resolution of "iPad Pro" or "iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6S" is 1080p, you could shrink your 4K videos to 720p without downgrading your watching experience. And as we know bitrate of iPad Pro/Air and iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6S is 30Mbps and they doesn't work with 60fps 4k video well. Thus you can set the video frame rate like 24fps. If you don't want to spend long time to copy the converted 4K video to iPad/iPhone.
Tip 2: If the FLV video clips you've recorded are still longer than your requirements, but you won't like to give up the quality to 480p or others, then you could activate the build-in video editor in this 4K viceo converter by click "Edit", so that you can choose to trim and split the 4K movie into smaller parts so as to play on iPad/iPhone with zero quality. Click the "Trim" icon in the main interface, and you can cut your files according to time length and file size.
Step 3 Start the FLV video conversion for iPad/iPhone
Finally, click "Start" to enable the FLV to iPad/iPhone conversion. When the conversion done, you can tap the "Open" button to locate the converted files and then copy the converted file to iPad/iPhone for playback smoothly.
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