|Where are these videos? If they are on the internet and they stop playing it may be the wifi or 3G connection. It may be a slow connection so you need to insist a bit and try to reload the video, or a trick like Play/Stop several times and move the video scrubber back and forth. Also try this: When the internet video is loading use the "Pause" button from the video window and wait for the entire video to load. Then you can play the video and it wont stop suddenly.|
But if you want to upload your own videos to your iPad, there is not an easy way if the videos are not in the iPad video format. In this case you will need to convert the videos you want to an iPad video format.
The conversion from one format to another is waaay sloow, even on a fast current computer. This is also called transcoding.
If you have the DVD disks use a free program like Handbrake and VLC for MACs and PCs to RIP the videos to an iPad format. Use the Apple TV setting as the iPad video format. It works fine.
If you already have the video file in some video format like AVI or WMV, you need to convert it. Use a video converter program such as Aleesoft Free iPad Video Converter for PCs. There are a lot of video converters available and most of then are not free. For Macs there is also Apple Quicktime and Quicktime Pro 7. Don't get crazy with big HD resolutions and quality, if there are presets available for iPad video or even for iPhone video use those. iPhone videos plays fine on the iPad.
Once you have the videos in an iPad video format, you need to add them to iTunes. The files should be ".m4v" (H.264 video format at any resolution up to 1280 x 720). If they are m4v files iTunes will add them with no problems.
1. Open iTunes
2. Drag and drop the m4v file to the "LYBRARY" section. The video is added to the Movies tab.
3. Click the Movies tab and it should be available there.
4. Plug in your iPad and wait for it to appear under DEVICES. Click on the iPad when available and go to the "movies" tab.
5. Check the video or videos you want and click on the Apply button. Your iPad Syncs.
6. On your iPad, open the Videos app and the movie (s) should be listed and available to play.
For further information about videos for iPads and other Apple devices go to: