CONFIRMED: iPhone Component Video Cable Works! (list of apps)...

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by boss1, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    In case you already weren't aware, the Apple Component Video Cable for iPhone/iPod works with iPad.

    Since I don't have the iPad VGA cable yet, I can't really say one is better quality then the other although the VGA probably is.

    Also it might be a good idea to keep in mind that not all televisions / viewing devices support VGA.

    Confirmed list of what apps work withcomponent cable for video:
    • Video app
    • Keynote app
    • Youtube app
    • Photo Slide Shows

    Video out works with websites:

    Notable list of apps that component cable DOES NOT WORK with:
    • Current Netflix app
    • Current Slingplayer app
    • Current Weather Channel in app videos
    • BUGGY: iTunes store App: preview of video TV shows, movies, etc. (works rarely, crashes or black screen)
    • Current AP News: in App videos

    I hope they update netflix to allow video out.

    also I'm not really sure if the iPad VGA cable is such of a different nature that some of these apps will work flawlessly... ie netflix etc.
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007

    iPod app does not display in full screen mode like it would on a mac "Fullscreen mode" / Album artwork mode.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007

    Video out Works:
    StreamToMe app
    Yahoo Entertainment App

    Video out Doesn't work:
    ABC Player app (and btw this app crashes a lot)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007

    That's great news! I was going to look into it, but thanks for the confirmation. I have two questions:
    1. Does the wall plug give enough power to charge the iPad?
    2. Generally, what is the overall length of the cable from a) wall to split, b) split to Dock Connector, and c) split to composites/audio. I'm not looking for exact, but just guesses in feet.

  6. macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2009
  7. macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2008
    This is good news. This means a cheaper knockoff cable (vga) will come soon.

    I like apple, but $30 adapters is annoying.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    1. Yes The wall plug does charge the iPad
    2. Overall length of the cable is about 6 feet ( 3 feet from the electrical plug to the split) ( 3 feet of wire from split to the iPad & 3 feet of RCA type wire from the split to the TV)
  9. macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    The composite ones say they work with ipad too.
  10. macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    If your abc app is crashing a lot, try rebooting your iPad.

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