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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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iPad 2 owners: how about mkv & divx's?

Hi, i want to buy and ipad 2, and i want to know if you have tried to play mkv files or divx in oplayer or vlc. With hdmi out maybe?

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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Hi, i want to buy and ipad 2, and i want to know if you have tried to play mkv files or divx in oplayer or vlc. With hdmi out maybe?

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They will need to be converted.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:18 PM   #3
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They will need to be converted.
In ipad 1, with oplayer i can see divx's withouth conversions.

My question is if any of the ipad 2 owners have tried with an mkv file.

because ipad 2 is more powerful than ipad 1, mkv files should be played ok.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:24 PM   #4
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divx is a broad range of films. Some may play, others wont without conversion.

MKV is a container file, much like a zip file, it wont be supported natively on iPad 2 and would be very surprised if there is some app out there that will play them without conversion.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:47 PM   #5
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Have you tried Buzz Player? http://appshopper.com/utilities/buzz-player-hd
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:49 PM   #6
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Cinexplayer does it all mkv avi divx whatever.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 05:52 PM   #7
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Yes i have tried buzzplayer, oplayer hd, cinexplayer, yxplayer and vlc, but on my iPad 1, and on 1 mkv play is too slow and audio doesn't go with video, i think than the gpu of ipad 2 can play mkvs ok
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 06:13 PM   #8
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Yes i have tried buzzplayer, oplayer hd, cinexplayer, yxplayer and vlc, but on my iPad 1, and on 1 mkv play is too slow and audio doesn't go with video, i think than the gpu of ipad 2 can play mkvs ok
As was already mentioned, MKV is just a container format, not a video codec. MKV can contain videos encoded in MPEG 2, MPEG 4 ASP (which is used by Xvid), MPEG 4 AVC (which is used in native Apple MP4 files) and various other formats. The performance you will see depends entirely on the encoding of the video. Not being able to play one particular MKV file does not mean you can't play any.

That said, the MKV container format can at this time only be read by 3rd party players. And to my knowledge these players can not use hardware-accelerated video decoding on the iPad (since Apple does not expose public APIs for this), so they have to do the decoding in software.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 06:57 PM   #9
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OK, thanks, thatīs i want to know. Anybody has tested oplayer or something similar in his ipad.

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As was already mentioned, MKV is just a container format, not a video codec. MKV can contain videos encoded in MPEG 2, MPEG 4 ASP (which is used by Xvid), MPEG 4 AVC (which is used in native Apple MP4 files) and various other formats. The performance you will see depends entirely on the encoding of the video. Not being able to play one particular MKV file does not mean you can't play any.

That said, the MKV container format can at this time only be read by 3rd party players. And to my knowledge these players can not use hardware-accelerated video decoding on the iPad (since Apple does not expose public APIs for this), so they have to do the decoding in software.
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 07:11 PM   #10
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Air video will do the live conversion from my Mac playing mkv's and others and AirPlay to my atv2.

I have the vlc app, but haven't put any movies on my ipad2.
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