Perian for the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by DougY, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Does Perian work on the iPad?
    It works on iMac to run .avi files, would love to be able to run my camcorder .avi files on my iPad.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Intell

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    No, the Quicktime/media player on the iPad isn't designed for plug-ins and Perian isn't complied for ARM. Only PPC/Intel.
     
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    Vlc is now available.
     
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    yayitsezekiel

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    yeah VLC should be able to do what Perian+Quicktime can do
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Will it play FLAC audio files?

    Thanks.

    Mark
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Should do.

    If you ever get a problem playing a video file or audio file, check out YXPlayer — i've found it actually supports more video formats than VLC so far, despite VLC being the more recognizable name. :)
     
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    tkermit

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    No, I'm pretty sure it won't.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I'm using ZumoCast for my iPad. It streams via WLAN everything I have on my iMac. Including my iTunes library. Very handy. Just a heads up, if you did not know about this app.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    You may be right. I'm not too sure. It's free so worth testing anyway. If it doesn't play FLAC, just try searching the app store for the term. there will likely be a few players that support it.
     
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    Unfortunately no.
     
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    Re: VLC on iPad

    I have been searching in vain for anything I can install on my iPad that will play .avi files. I have a Toshiba camcorder, which records only .avi format. I installed VLC on my iPad, and still cannot play .avi video files. It doesn't even recognize the .avi video files on my iPad.
     
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    What is perian?
     
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    tkermit

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    AVI is a container format. VLC on the iPad can certainly play AVIs in general. You should find out what video codec your camcorder uses. Try to open one of the files in Quicktime Player and bring up the inspector by pressing ⌘-I. See what it say under 'Format' there.
    First result on Google:

     

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