Can the iPad play 1080p video?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by The-Basterd, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. The-Basterd macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to put 1080p movie trailers that I downloaded from iTunes on my iPad and it won't let me put them on it?

    Sorry if this question was asked before.
     
  2. Faelyn macrumors newbie

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  3. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    AppleTV and all of Apple's products only play until 720p, not even 1080i
     
  4. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Ipad doesn't support the 1080P or 1080i resolution. So, no.
    It's 9.7 inch tablet. What did you expect...
    In order to support 1080P, you screen needs have 1920 X 1080 resolution or higher. I still have yet to see anything that is less than 15 inch screens that supports 1080P resolution.
     
  5. ElCidRo macrumors regular

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    whats the point of the iPad doing 1080p if the screen resolution is 1024x768 - even if it could, you would see 768p not 1080p?!

    If it had higher res - something like the Retina Display on the iphone 4 it would be something else
     
  6. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a

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    Video out.
     
  7. MikeTheRocker96 macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, the iPad can't play 1080p videos. Also, how/where did you download movie trailers on iTunes? I'm in Canada if that makes a difference.
     
  8. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Apologies for opening a year-old thread, but...I think the point is people who want to be able to have one video that plays on all of their devices. This is the problem I'm going through right now. I want to have 1080p videos on my media server, for watching on my AppleTV. Kinda crappy that I'd have to have two versions of the same movie in order to watch on both my TV and my iPad, and I'm really not willing to sacrifice quality in order to have one copy that plays on everything.
     
  9. lazybee macrumors member

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    XBMC for iOS does allow the playback/streaming 1080p videos. I currently have it working just fine with a upnp share and a windows smb share. Xbmc is cross platform and would work fine to stream to the iPad. It would have to be jail broken though. It works by automatically downscaling the size as I buffers I believe.
     
  10. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Thanks but no thanks. This is making it overcomplicated, and that's what I'm trying to stay away from. Like usual, I'll just have to be patient until Apple comes around.
     
  11. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    At least now the iPhone 4S with it's tiny screen can play 1080p video. (At least the video recorded from the camera).
     
  12. fraggot macrumors 6502

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    The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S can currently play video at 1080p.
     
  13. xRAYZ3Rx macrumors newbie

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    This was the first time I have ever witnessed this on youtube...
    This is 720p on youtube for the ipad 3 on mobile youtube site:
    http://imgur.com/dgCr7SE

    This is the time when it allowed full 1080! I took a screenshot when it I chose 1080 and it loaded! You can see the difference!:
    http://imgur.com/tTp4W9Z

    I was so surprised it did this! I should have taken a screenshot to prove it had 1080p option. But I think the difference is noticeable! On a freakin 15 in screen!
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    This thread is from Aug 31, 2010, 05:16 PM about the non-retina, single core, memory strapped... iPad 1...
     
  15. erasr macrumors 6502

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    Apple TV only 720?! I was sure HD movies from iTunes on it were true HD 1080??
     
  16. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    See this:

     
  17. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    On the time I wrote that post the Apple TV only allowed up to 720p, technology evolves, it was almost 4 years ago.
     
  18. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    I love zombie threads
     

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