1080p via Home Sharing wont play on 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by arnabdas, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. arnabdas macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2013
    It was all beautiful till something went wrong.

    I was able to watch 1080p movies purchased from iTunes on the iPhone 4S via Home Sharing perfectly ever since I bought it. All of a sudden, since the past week or so, I notice that I'm getting a "Cannot play" message on the 4S everytime I try and play 1080p movies via Home Sharing. SD movies work fine.

    Weirdly, the same movies work perfectly normally when they are actually loaded on the phone.

    This problem does not happen when I'm watching the same movie via Home Sharing on iPad 4 and Apple TV.

    Has something changed at Apple's end? Please help me out.

    (I've tried restarting the Airport Extreme multiple times, no use.)
  2. pizzafootbal macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2010
    You may need to download your movies in 720p, which is a setting within iTunes.
  3. arnabdas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2013
    that i may need to, but if i'm not mistaken, the 4S is perfectly capable of playing 1080p via home sharing right?
  4. pizzafootbal macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Right, it should be, but I've run into problems with it playing 1080p for some reason. Could be the codec, I'm not sure. If 720p doesn't work, then you have something else wrong.

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