iPad mini HD itunes movies on ipad mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Lord Flashheart, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Lord Flashheart

    Apr 10, 2007
    Cardiff by the Sea, CA
    Hello, I just got my ipad mini and am loving it so far, but I am having a problem with my HD movies on itunes. When I sync my mini, it only shows my sd movies. I can't even see my hd movies. How do I sync my hd movies to my mini? Thanks
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The mini is not HD, it can only play standard def
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Lord Flashheart

    Apr 10, 2007
    Cardiff by the Sea, CA
    I realize that, but I thought I read that it still played them, just not t full res, and that people were able to put them on heir mini.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    I don't have an iPad Mini, but I do have an iPad 2 and I know for a fact that it can at least play 720p HD movies.

    However, all my movies are ripped and converted from my Blu-ray collection and so, I have the SD, 720p HD, and 1080p HD versions of each movie for all my devices to enjoy. iTunes automatically chooses the correction version to sync for my iDevice.

    For example, if I hook up my iPad 3rd Gen, it'll sync the 1080p HD version. If I hook up my iPhone 5 or iPad 2, the 720p HD version is synced. Then, anything can sync the SD version if I so choose.
  5. macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Not quite true.

    In terms of screen resolution you are correct.

    However the iPad Mini CAN download and play HD movies. Especially useful if you have the HDMI cable to play movies on the big screen.

    If you have bought them in HD, go to the iTunes store and find them under purchased.
  6. macrumors 601


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    It appears to be a bug in the Video player app. It just doesn't see HD movies for streaming. If you sync them to the iPad, they'll show and play just fine. It seems to be a home sharing bug that will hopefully be fixed soon.
  7. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I can play 720p & 1080p youtube videos
  8. macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    I watch HD all the time on my Mini. McTube has 1080p videos which show a big difference in quality from 480.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    I have HD versions in my iTunes library and they stream fine to my iPad mini. Where it is an SD/HD version maybe it is just preferring the SD version. I'll need to try that since I have a few from when I still had a 5G iPod. Even my original iPad 1 has no trouble playing HD.

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