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Recently i made my own videos with Windows Movie Maker and output the vidoes as .wmv format on my computer, now i want to put it onto my iPad 2, so that i can easily share with my friend and easily send email for my parents.How do i do this?

My iPad 2 runs iOS 5.O and Mac runs Apple OS X Lion 10.7.

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Wrong site, this is Stack Overflow – pt2ph8 Aug 23 '11 at 8:26
Use AirPlay or OPlayer HD on the iPad to play WMV or convert to mp4 using Handbrake. – Jano Aug 23 '11 at 8:32

Apple only supports a handful of video formats on the i-devices. Handbrake, in addition to being a great ripper, converts files, and has a preset for the iPad2 (and most other iWassnames)- i believe it'll convert it to m4v or some flavour of xvid which you can upload to your iPad with iTunes.

For sharing, if possible leave it as WMV - WMV is already lossy, and reconversion will probably make it worse.

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Handbrake is awesome and super-easy to use. The iPad presets work perfectly. – Russ Warren Aug 23 '11 at 17:02

You cannot use WMV files on iPad. You can, however, convert them to 3gp or m4v format, using a utility like the Miro Converter.

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