720p/1080p mkv on iPad 3

selim77

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Mar 13, 2012
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Hi guys,
I'm new to e forum n is my 1st post. Singapore is launching e new iPad same date as in U.S. b4 I rush dwn to purchase e new beauty I really need answers in regards to e ability of e new iPad when handling 720p or 1080p mkv without converting with apps like avplayerHD or ecplayer.
Play back of 720p mkv in avplayerHd in iPad 2 is still somehow choppy. Ecplayer can handle rm files but not hd rmvb.

Pls help,
Thks alot,
Daniel
 

EarlZ

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Mar 14, 2012
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I'm guessing for non supported containers they are still gonna be like the Ipad2, unable to play.

What I'm wondering wondering if the 720/1080p playback via AVPlayerHD will be the same,better or worse due to the higher resolution screen and the new GPU's. There are times that playback becomes choppy, sort of like the buffer is running out.
 

7even

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Jan 11, 2008
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Try FlexPlayer; 720p worked fine on my iPad 2, but of course no guarantees for the new one.
 

batotman

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Mar 14, 2012
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I converted most of my mkv files to mp4 when I got my iPad 1. In the rare case I do have an mkv and I don't want to convert ill stream from my server using Air Video. Never really liked MKV files.
 

7even

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FlexPlayer doesn't play my 720p mkv on my iPad 2 or iPad 3. 480p and below is perfect.
Hmm I could swear it ran TV episodes in 720p fine on my iPad 2.

But yes flexplayer on the new iPad definitely struggles with both 720p (slideshow) and 1080p (2-3 frames and then video stops).
 

sally456

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Sep 28, 2010
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Since the Air video sucks sometimes when I want to play 1080p/720p MKV files, now I always do converting them with Enolsoft.
Seems the AVPlayerHD is really not bad, would get and have a try~
 

Drag'nGT

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Sep 20, 2008
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I was just reading through Imperial's thread that Subler works well for quickly converting to an iPad format and bypass the need. I need to play around with it but it looks like something you should look at.
 

yegon

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I use Subler, free, to quickly remux mkv's to mp4. Then they're hardware decoded in AVplayerHD and run flawlessly.
 

yegon

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is there any need to use avplayerhd for mp4? why not just use the native iOS app?
That's true actually, but I prefer the no frills transfer of files with AVplayerHD, plus it plays anything else too eg avi's etc.

Also, although I'm otherwise a bit anal about aspect ratio, AVplayerHD alllows you to fit to screen and ditch the black bars. Normally I'm dead against this, but if I'm watching on a sub 10" screen I'd prefer a slightly skewed aspect ratio than 30%(or whatever it'd be) black bars.