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MKV player

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by rendez2k, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    rendez2k

    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    #2
    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 )
     
  3. macrumors regular

    #3
    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
     

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