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How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPad With/Without iTunes in 5 Ways

Alisa updated on Aug 13, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

(Newly Updated) Five tested ways for you to transfer videos from PC to iPad.

iPad is one of the most popular choices for surfing the internet, playing games, listening to music, and watching videos. It's a great companion to spend your leisure time with. To enrich your iPad content and enjoy it to the fullest, you may need to transfer files to iPad from another device, like transferring videos from PC to iPad.

Given that, here I will show you five reliable ways to transfer videos from PC to iPad. Apply one of them the put movies, TV shows, and more to your iPad with ease. Afterward, you can watch the videos or edit the items freely.

Method 1. How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPad Without iTunes

Supports: Movies, TV Shows, and other types of videos in MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, RM, MKV, AVI, FLV formats

If you copy videos from PC to iPad using iTunes, the existing media files on your device will be "in danger" since the newly synced items will replace all of them. Due to reasons like that, you may wonder how can you transfer videos from PC to iPad without iTunes.

To transfer videos from computer to iPad safely without data loss, you will need the iPhone transfer software as well as video downloader - EaseUS MobiMover. With it, you can either transfer a video from PC to iPad or download YouTube videos to iPad (other video sites are also supported).

To transfer videos from PC to iPad:

Step 1. Connect your iPad to your PC and start EaseUS MobiMover. Unlock your iOS device and click "Trust" in the prompt asking for you permission. Then go to "PC to Phone" > "Select Files".

Select PC to Phone

Step 2. Select the videos you want to transfer to your iPad and click "Open".

Choose the files you want to transfer

Step 3. Click "Transfer" to start transferring videos you selected from your PC to your iPad. When it has finished, you can go to check the items on your iPad.

Start transferring files

The steps above also show you how to transfer videos from PC to iPhone. In addition to videos, EaseUS MobiMover also supports photos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages... It works well whenever you need to transfer files between an iPhone/iPad with a computer or between two iDevices.

Method 2. How to Copy Videos from PC to iPad with VLC

You may feel surprised when you know that you can transfer videos from PC to iPad using the VLC media player. But it's true that VLC allows you to share videos between your iPad and computer wirelessly if your tablet and computer are under the same network.

VLC is a cross-platform media player that is available on both Windows and iOS. To add videos to iPad via VLC, you need to download and install the VLC app on your iPad. Afterward, follow the steps below to transfer videos from PC to iPad wirelessly.

To send videos from PC or laptop to iPad:

Step 1. Open the VLC app and click the icon in the top left corner.

Step 2. Enable "Sharing via WiFi" and remember the IP address underneath.

Step 3. On your PC or laptop, open a browser and enter the IP address (the numbers).

Step 4. To transfer videos from PC to your iPhone, you can either add the items by drag-and-drop or click the plus icon. Then you will see the videos are being transferred to your iPad wirelessly and automatically.

Step 5. The transferred items will be saved in the VLC app by default. If you intend to transfer videos from PC to your iPad camera roll, you need to select the video files, click the share icon and choose "Save [number] Videos" to export them to the Photos app on your device.

How to transfer videos from PC to iPad with VLC

Method 3. How to  Add Videos to iPad with iCloud

"How do I transfer videos from PC to iPad wirelessly?", many users asked. Actually, apart from the VLC app mentioned above, there are other options for you to transfer videos from PC to iPad over a network connection, including using iCloud.

iCloud is Apple's solution for you to share files across your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, and PC. Before you start, you should know that the videos you want to transfer are at most 5 minutes in length and 720p in resolution, which is quite limited. If your videos don't meet the requirement, switch to other ways available in this guide.

To transfer videos from PC to iPad using iCloud:

Step 1. On your iPad, go to "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Photos" and enable "iCloud Photos".

Step 2. Upload the video files you want to transfer to iCloud.

  • If you have installed iCloud for Windows, go to iCloud settings and enable "iCloud Photo Library" and "Upload new photos and videos from my PC", then copy the videos to the folder under the latter option.
  • If not, go to iCloud.com and sign in with the Apple ID you use on your iPad. Afterward, click "Photos" and upload the video files to iCloud by clicking the upload icon.

Step 3. When the syncing process has completed, open the Photos app on your iOS device to check the videos.

How to copy videos from PC to iPad with iCloud

If you want to transfer files like Word documents and PPT files, using the document-oriented iCloud service - iCloud Drive is a good choice.

Method 4. How to Transfer Videos from PC to iPad with Google Drive

Similarly to iCloud, the file storage service Google Drive also enables you to store files in cloud storage and sync files across your devices. Other choices include Dropbox, OneDrive, Tresorit, and more. 

To add videos to iPad from PC via Google Drive:

Step 1. Go to drive.google.com and sign in with your Google account.

Step 2. Click the "New" button and choose "File upload" or "Folder upload".

Step 3. Find and select the files or folders you'd like to transfer and click "Upload".

Step 4. Download and install Google Drive for iOS on your iPad from the App Store.

Step 5. Sign in with your Google account and now you could access the items from your computer. Download the videos to your device if necessary.

How to add videos to iPad from PC with Google Drive

If you decide to use a cloud storage service, make sure you are using the same account on the devices and there is enough storage to store the items.

Method 5. How to Transfer Videos to iPad with iTunes

iTunes will help you in two ways. If you want to put movies or TV shows that are in your iTunes library to your iPad, you should use iTunes syncing. If you intend to transfer videos to iPad without syncing, using iTunes File Sharing instead.

Option 1. Transfer Movies/TV shows to iPad with iTunes Syncing

If you have purchased movies or TV shows from the iTunes Store and want to copy the items from your iTunes library to your iPad, use iTunes data syncing as shown below.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and wait for iTunes to launch automatically.

Step 2. Unlock your iPad and trust the computer. If required, enter your iPad password.

Step 3. Click the device icon. Under "Settings", choose "Movies" or "TV Shows" according to your needs.

Step 4. Click the checkbox next to "Sync Movies" or "Sync TV Shows" and choose the videos you want to transfer.

Step 5. Click "Apply" to start transferring videos from PC or laptop to your iPad.

How to transfer videos from PC to iPad with iTunes syncing

Option 2. Copy Videos to iPad with iTunes File Sharing

You can transfer videos from PC to an app on your iPad that supports file sharing.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and run iTunes if it doesn't open automatically.

Step 2. Unlock your device and trust the computer. If required, enter your device passcode.

Step 3. Select the device icon and choose "File Sharing". Now you should see a list of the apps that support file sharing, including many video-related apps.

Step 4. Choose the app you want to copy the videos to, e.g. iMovie, and then add the video file to the app. You can either drag the videos you want to transfer to the window on the right side or click "Add File" to add the items to the app. Afterward, the file will be copied to your device automatically.

Step 5. When it has finished, Open "iMovie" and click the download icon.

Step 6. Select "iTunes" > "Import [number] Files". By doing so, you can transfer videos to your iPad from PC successfully.

How to transfer videos from computer to iPad with iTunes file sharing

The Bottom Line

Which way will you use to get a video file from PC to your iPad? For you to make a better choice:

  • EaseUS MobiMover not only supports the video transfer between an iPhone/iPad and a computer but also assists you to download a video from websites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more to your computer or iPhone/iPad.
  • iCloud is the only option that saves the photos in your iPad camera roll directly.
  • VLC is a completely free solution for you to transfer videos from PC to iPad wirelessly.
  • Google Drive provides you with more free space compared with iCloud but saves the synced files in its own app.
  • iTunes is a good choice to transfer files that are in the iTunes library.

Use the method best suited to your needs to copy videos to your iPad and then play or edit the videos on your device as you like to.