4VideoSoft iPad Video Converter for Mac: An Overview

The iPad Video Converter for Mac by 4Videosoft is one of the first software applications that allows you to transcode almost any popular video format--WMV, MOV, AVI, HD, MKV, FLV and others--to the formats that are directly compatible with the iPad. This application enables you to take your movies with you wherever you go.

Apart from being a very powerful and capable video transcoder, the iPad Video Converter for Mac is also a strong editing suite. You can import your videos and movies and then edit them using functions like trimming, cropping, tuning and adjusting effects and putting in watermarks to characterize your videos. You can also use the application to tweak and tune a host of other parameters for the video's conversion process like bit rates, frame rates, resolutions and encoder types. The application also provides multi-level device support for other apple products like the iPhone, iPod and Apple TV.


The iPad Video Converter for Mac has a total download size of 10.5 MB and is supported on Mac OS X Versions 10.4 to 10.6. The minimum requirements for operating the application are:

  • A Macintosh computer with an Intel or PowerPC G4/G5 processor
  • A minimum of 512 megabytes of RAM
  • At least 800×600 resolution 
  • A 16-bit video card or higher specification

Key Functions

The iPad Video Converter for Mac is capable of converting almost all of the currently in use video formats like the FLV, WMV, MOV, MPEG, MPG, MOD, TOD, MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, RM, MKV, TS RMVB, ASF, MPV and HD to a format that is directly supported on the iPad. The best part is that you need not possess any knowledge of how the formats work and what they are. All you need to do is select the video and select the device that you want it to play on; the iPad converter will do the rest.

Rip Music and Audio

You can also use this application to rip out the music and audio tracks from the videos that you have and then convert them to audio formats compatible with the iPad.

Choose Any Apple Device

Apart from converting the videos only for the iPad, you can make use of this application to convert your video library to formats compatible with other apple products like the iPod, iPod touch, Apple TV, iPod touch 2, iPod classic, iPod nano 4, iPod nano, iPhone, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPhone 4.

Preview and Snapshot

You may also choose to preview the final conversion results before you actually kick off the conversion process. Additionally, you can also save a snap of a video frame that you like--in a picture format.

The application’s interface seamlessly blends in with the Mac OS X interface. It is very straightforward and easy to use. Once you add the application to the computer, you can go around converting videos almost instantly. It's all point and click.