Anyone got H.265 running on iPad Mini 3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by maximage77, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. maximage77 macrumors newbie

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    About to go overseas tomorrow (so running outta time badly) and was trying to load a handful of movies onto our toddlers iPad Mini 3 which is only a 16GB.

    I have started with MP4 (H.264) videos currently in iTunes on our home theatre Mac Mini, files run perfectly on our home network to the AppleTV, as well as streaming to his iPad. I have used a couple of apps to convert these videos down in size, starting by using Handbrake to drop the resolution from Full HD down to 720x350 odd, but still in H.264. These files also play fine on the iPad.

    From there I have tried both Super265 and H265 Converter Pro (both from the App Store) to convert to HEVC but iTunes will not allow them to load onto the iPad, comes up with an error stating the format is not compatible with the iPad. Files are fine, play happily on my MacBook Pro etc.

    From everything I can find on Google, the iPad Mini 3 running iOS11.1 should be able to play. Anyone else tried?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    Download nPlayer Lite or Infuse 4
     
  3. maximage77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers, may need to but had hoped to be able to do it all natively within the Apple software. iPad is for a 3 year old who is used to the current setup, don't want to really complicate things with him this week as we head away, leave that for a few weeks when we get home.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    Apple A7 (5s, Air, mini 2, mini 3) doesn't support hardware decoding of H.265, iirc. Infuse is probably the easiest option.
     
  5. maximage77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have seen that, but I also keep finding articles saying it should do it via software decode, so I imagine more battery drain as it's using more CPU power. Everything I can find online seems to indicate it should be working. Just not sure if the software I'm using is wrapping it incorrectly or what.
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    For software decode, I'm pretty sure you'll have to use third party software. I don't believe the native video app supports brute force decoding of H.265.
     
  7. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    It will, you just got to get it on the device.


    If you download waltr 2, it’ll let you transfer the h.265 directly to the videos app, and you can watch them with software decoding. It requires iOS 11 of course.

    https://softorino.com/w2/
     

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