MKV player

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

  1. macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2008
    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

    Jun 7, 2011
    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: and )
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2009
    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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