All iPads Can I play 4K videos on ipad mini with retina Display?

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  1. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    It's there the link applies to all retina displays, just scroll down




    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht6008

    Same link, just scroll:)
     
  5. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can't you just say yes or no? There is nothing in that link that says if 4k is supported on r mini
     
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    Watching 4K videos in an iPad makes no sense. The pixels would be way too close to each other to make a difference, you could even watch a SD movie and it would look just as good.

    4K videos are for big screens where HD looks already pixelated. I work ina post production house and we are dealing with that all the time. We still editing in SD any way.
     
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    So long as the video is in a compatible format, I don't see any reason why it wouldn't, unless there's something in the firmware restricting video bit rate. That said, I don't see a point. The output is just going to be resized to the iPad screen size and take up an obscene amount of storage space.
     
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    Well... iPads don't have 4k pixels, so in that sense, the answer is, no, you can't play 4k video on an iPad, it has to be down converted first. Now, there may be apps that will let you store the 4k format on your iPad and do the conversion on the fly. But as you say, that will just waste storage space. And will probably be stuttery, too.
     
  9. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Isn't all about power? My laptop has 1366X768 resolution and it runs 4K very smooth.
     
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    4K videos take up a lot more storage space than HD videos and there's not enough pixels on any current iPad to watch 4K in its' native resolution, so it seems pointless.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm sure your laptop has more power than an iPad. Nevertheless, even on your laptop, watching 4k videos on it is pointless, because what you see is your laptop resolution, not 4k.
     
  12. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But they seem so crisp, so clear.
     
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    1080P would look just as crisp on your display. Even 720P would look almost as good as 1080P. The only Apple display that would even come close to 4K is a 27" iMac which is 2560x1440 and even then 4K still needs a higher resolution.
     
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    It could be that when you downsize 4k video, you get clearer pictures than videos that were originally HD resolution to begin with. Or it could just be in your mind. Who knows.

    In any case, I wouldn't bother storing 4k videos on an iPad unless you had a 128 GB model (Edit: quick google search seems to indicate that a 4k video is more than 100GB each, so that's the only iPad you could fit one on). And I have no idea if an app even exists that will convert 4k to HD right on the iPad.
     
  15. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :)
     

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  17. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    What does this picture have to do with the thread topic? :confused:
     
  18. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    1080P vs 4K, someone said that there is no difference
     
  19. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Sorry, don't see any difference.
     
  20. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Open both screenshots in different tabs and switch from one to another
     
  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    That's exactly what I did! The picture seemed to stay the same when I switched tabs.
     
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    It's youtube..

    If you want to see the real difference go here :

    http://ultrahdtrailers.com

    Those are native ( uncompressed ) 4k videos.

    Go to the site on your mini and see what happens.
     
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    I understand that this is slightly off topic, but do HD movies really look better on an iPad Air vs SD? Seems like it's all about the pixels, the problem is, is that you buy the HD version on iTunes then that is what you get when it is in iCloud, takes up way too much space on the hard drive. Thanks in advance.
     
  24. FatPuppy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    WHAT???? HD will always look better than SD.
     
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    of course, but on a screen less than 10 inches with a file that is at least twice as big, is it really worth it?
     

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