How to Add Music, Movies to new iPad (2017) without iTunes?

Diana Joan

May 22, 2017 05:52 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Apple is releasing his the cheapest iPad with a flat-out great value. This new iPad (2017) delivers faster performance and a brighter screen than the model it replaces, at a price that's about half as much as the iPad Pro. Tight integration between the hardware, software and app store makes it easy to use. If you plan to invest an iPad, the updated iPad 2017 is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price. iPad is an ideal portable device to watch movies while traveling. If you have a new iPad (2017), you might would like to watch movies and TV shows on it. So do you know how to add movies and music to new iPad (2017) without iTunes?

Generally, it is common and easy to sync video and audio to new iPad (2017) with iTunes. But you have to make sure the video and audio is in iTunes supported format, otherwise, you can't transfer files into new iPad (2017) with iTunes. So here let's show you how to put media files into new iPad (2017) without iTunes.

Method 1: Add Video and Audio into new iPad (2017) Using Dropbox

There are a couple of methods that you can use to put movie to new iPad (2017) that completely avoid iTunes. One of the methods is to transfer movies to new iPad (2017) using Dropbox, or other Cloud storage service such as Google Drive, Box, etc. This method requires you to have the Dropbox app on your new iPad (2017). If you don't download it yet, you can download and isntall the Dropbox app from the iTunes App Store. Furthermore, you can download and install the desktop app on your computer. Otherwise, you’ll be using the web interface.

Step 1 Sign into your Dropbox account. You are required to fill up your first name, last name, email and password.

Step 2 Click on the "Upload" button. Then, click on "Choose File". Choose the photo in your Mac that you want to transfer to your iPad.

Step 3 Photos begin to upload and you can see a progress bar with the time remaining.

Step 4 When you finish uploading, click "Done". You can now see the photo in your Dropbox cloud.

Step 5 On your iPad, go to the App Store and type Dropbox in the search box. Download the app.

Step 6 Once the downloading is done, open Dropbox. Log into it.

Step 7 Tap on the photo you uploaded from your Mac. Tap on the download icon found on the upper right. Then, tap on "Save to Photo Library".

add video to ipad with dropbox

Method 2: Put Movie and Music into new iPad (2017) Using Third-Party Software

Another way to get movies onto your iPad 2017 without using iTunes is taking advantage of some third-party software. Personally, I think WALTR is a nice choice. It is an  iTunes alternative that lets you simply Drag & Drop any Music, Video or Ringtone
to your new iPad (2017) without iTunes. Now, let's see how to load media files itno new iPad (2017) with WALTR without iTunes.

1. Download and install WALTR on your Mac, plug in your iPad 2017 to your computer and fire up WALTR. It should automatically detect your iPad.


2. From there, click on the + icon in the middle of the window. Find the movie and music file that you want to transfer to your new iPad (2017) and click Open.


3. The movie will be converted into a file format that your new iPad (2017) can natively recognize if it isn’t already, and then it will be transferred to your iPad. Depending on the size of the movie, this could take a few minutes.


4. When it’s done, WALTR will say that the movie uploaded to your iPad successfully. Now, open up the stock Videos app on your iPad and you should see your movie there ready to be watched.


The metadata for the movie may or may not show up, as it depends if that info is embedded into the file, but the only important thing is that the movie plays, and it should without any problem.

2017 New iPad Supported Video Audio Formats

When we transfer movies to new iPad (2017), we need to make our video and audio in iPad supported formats. Commonly, new iPad (2017) will support the following video and audio formats well.

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

iPad 2017 supported audio formats: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (MP4 from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV

How to Transcode All Video Audio to New iPad (2017) Supported Format?

The movies you downloaded from torrent sites, got from your friends or captured with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro or your camcorder might not be supported by new iPad (2017). If so, you need to transform the video to new iPad (2017) supported one with a video converter on your Mac before your transfer the video and audio to new iPad (2017) for watching.

If your video and audio files are not supported by new iPad, you can use Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to re-encode it to MP4, MOV, M4V, AAC, MP3, WAV format for your iPad. The interface of the video to iPad converter is plain and simple to navigate through. Files can be imported into the list by using the file browser or"drag and drop" method. Batch conversion feature enables you to convert multiple audio and video to iPad 2017 by batch which can save you lots of time. Furthermore, you can change audio and video preferences when it comes to the channel, codec, sample frequency rate, frame rate, therefore, you can customize output video and audio file to make sure the media file more compatible with your new iPad (2017). With built-in video editor, you can also replace and add audio track and subtitle, split clips by size, merge videos, asjust aspect ratio or crop video black bar and more.

10 Minutes Guide to Convert All Video and Audio Files to New iPad (2017)

Step 1:  Click "Files" button to load the video file that you are going to convert to new iPad (2017). You can add multiple video files to use the batch conversion features.

load video

Step 2: As is mentioned above, you can use the program to output iPad 2017 supported H.264 HD video or MPEG-4 video, here, we choose to output H.264 HD video as the screenshots below:

Output iPad Pro supported H.264 HD format

You can also directly choose to output iPad preset profile format for direct playback. As iPad 2017 has the same format compatibility as iPad Air, here, you can choose to output "iPad" > "iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)".

Output iPad preset profile format

Step 3: To get full digital enjoyment with new iPad (2017), you can click the “Settings” button to go to the “Profile Settings” interface to adjust video size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate as you like. When all the setting is completed, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom convert button to start any movie to new iPad(2017) conversion.

After the conversion, click "Open output folder" to find your folder with your converted files, then you can follow the ways above to add movie file into new iPad (2017) for watching with iPad video player.

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