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DougY
Sep 26, 2010, 10:11 PM
Does Perian work on the iPad?
It works on iMac to run .avi files, would love to be able to run my camcorder .avi files on my iPad.
Any ideas?



Intell
Sep 26, 2010, 10:13 PM
No, the Quicktime/media player on the iPad isn't designed for plug-ins and Perian isn't complied for ARM. Only PPC/Intel.

flopticalcube
Sep 26, 2010, 10:15 PM
Vlc is now available.

yayitsezekiel
Sep 26, 2010, 10:19 PM
Vlc is now available.

yeah VLC should be able to do what Perian+Quicktime can do

mmb32
Sep 27, 2010, 12:33 PM
Vlc is now available.

Will it play FLAC audio files?

Thanks.

Mark

EssentialParado
Sep 27, 2010, 12:55 PM
Will it play FLAC audio files?

Thanks.

Mark

Should do.

If you ever get a problem playing a video file or audio file, check out YXPlayer (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yxplayer-lite/id381239318?mt=8) — i've found it actually supports more video formats than VLC so far, despite VLC being the more recognizable name. :)

tkermit
Sep 27, 2010, 01:20 PM
Will it play FLAC audio files?

No, I'm pretty sure it won't.

ellie2000
Sep 28, 2010, 05:02 AM
I'm using ZumoCast for my iPad. It streams via WLAN everything I have on my iMac. Including my iTunes library. Very handy. Just a heads up, if you did not know about this app.

EssentialParado
Sep 28, 2010, 08:47 AM
No, I'm pretty sure it won't.

You may be right. I'm not too sure. It's free so worth testing anyway. If it doesn't play FLAC, just try searching the app store for the term. there will likely be a few players that support it.

flopticalcube
Sep 28, 2010, 09:18 AM
Will it play FLAC audio files?

Thanks.

Mark

Unfortunately no.

DougY
Sep 29, 2010, 06:06 PM
yeah VLC should be able to do what Perian+Quicktime can do

I have been searching in vain for anything I can install on my iPad that will play .avi files. I have a Toshiba camcorder, which records only .avi format. I installed VLC on my iPad, and still cannot play .avi video files. It doesn't even recognize the .avi video files on my iPad.

saberahul
Sep 29, 2010, 06:11 PM
What is perian?

tkermit
Sep 29, 2010, 06:16 PM
I have been searching in vain for anything I can install on my iPad that will play .avi files. I have a Toshiba camcorder, which records only .avi format. I installed VLC on my iPad, and still cannot play .avi video files. It doesn't even recognize the .avi video files on my iPad.

AVI is a container format. VLC on the iPad can certainly play AVIs in general. You should find out what video codec your camcorder uses. Try to open one of the files in Quicktime Player and bring up the inspector by pressing ⌘-I. See what it say under 'Format' there.
What is perian?

First result on Google:

Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.