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How to Play iPad Videos on TV?

Posted on January 27, 2011 by editor

Do you want to Play iPad videos on TV without Apple TV? Here is a guide to do this.

What You'll Need?
In order to get your iPad connected properly to your TV, you'll need the following items on hand:
* A video-capable iPad. Any color will do.
* An iPad-compatible video. Load it onto your iPad through iTunes.

Note: iPad accepts MP4 video. If your videos are not iPad format files, you can use DVD to iPad Converter Suite to convert videos to iPad format files. It is one of the best DVD and Video to iPad converters which can convert MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, WMV, RM, MPEG, ASF and FLV to iPad video with very high quality and various output settings in high speed. If you use Mac computer, you can use Mac iPad Video Converter.

Guide: How to Play Back iPad Video on TV?

Step 1: An A/V cable
If you don't already have an eighth-inch-to-RCA cable, you can pick one up on eBay for five or six bucks shipped. Search for "camcorder A/V cable." Remember, you want a three-plug yellow/red/white RCA connection at one end and a three-banded eighth-inch (3.5mm) A/V plug at the other.

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Step 2: Setting Up Your iPad Video Options
Setting up your iPad video options lets you control how you export video. The iPad Video Options screen selects how your iPad handles video file playback.

To open these settings, choose Videos - > Video Settings from your main iPad menu. This screen offers three settings: TV Out, TV Signal and Widescreen. Adjust to produce the video playback style you need.

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Step 3: Connecting the iPad to TV
It takes a few steps to connect your iPad to your TV. Start by inserting the A/V cord's eighth-inch plug into your iPad's earphone jack. In it goes, schnickt. Couldn't be eas.

Here's where it gets a little tricky. In order to make your TV play back the iPad signal, you've got to redirect the outputs. You can't just plug the yellow RCA plug into the yellow RCA jack and the red into the red or the white into the white. No. Those geniuses at Apple send the video signal over the red RCA output. (Normally it arrives on yellow.) The sound comes through the white and yellow plugs.

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Step 4: Play iPad Videos on TV
On your iPad, navigate to the movie you want to watch and select it. Your iPad prompts you to choose whether to play the video with TV Off or TV On. (You set the TV Out option to "Ask" remember?) Choose TV On.

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As your video starts, a status screen appears on your iPad and the video plays back on your television. The status screen tracks playback progress, just as it would in iTunes.

Leave the television volume control at normal levels and use the iPad volume control to adjust the audio. The audio and video should both sound and look excellent.

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