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rendez2k
Dec 13, 2012, 03:44 PM
Hi all, is there an app that will play 1080p mkvs from my nas or from FTP for the ipad 4? Or am I asking too much?



Menneisyys2
Dec 14, 2012, 03:35 AM
Hi all, is there an app that will play 1080p mkvs from my nas or from FTP for the ipad 4? Or am I asking too much?

Only if you jailbreak. It's not possible to play back MKV files off NAS sources (over any protocol - UPnP, FTP, SMB, HTTP etc.) with hardware acceleration on a non-jailbroken device, not even on the iPad 4. (Software decoding needs far too much computing power.)

"Thank" Apple for their absolutely silly restrictions regarding hardware acceleration. It's all their fault - this is why jailbroken apps (RushPlayer+ and XBMC) play back MKV's just fine over UPnP and, with XBMC, SMB.

(More info on all this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503346 and http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=16446551 )

Fant
Dec 15, 2012, 07:02 PM
Actually you can do it with air video if you are ok with running the server component on your network. It allows h264 passthrue so no transcoding