iPad and HD video?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ace 7, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Ace 7 macrumors member

    Ace 7

    Apr 13, 2008
    According to the iPad tech specs page, it supports HD video up to 720p, but does not mention how many Mbps it can handle. Conversely, on paper, the Apple TV handles 5 Mbps, but can in fact support up to 7 Mbps or so.

    I'm already starting to encode videos to prepare for my iPad, so how many Mbps do you think the iPad will support?
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    There is no way of knowing what Apple will cap in terms of performance. The iPad CAN handle 1080p since it is a faster version of the 3gs, which has been proven to be able to playback 1080p, but Apple likely will not allow this.

    I would just encode for the Apple TV since we know that will work. Once it is released, we will have more concrete information.
  3. jamies90 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    London, UK
    Do you mind me asking what programs you are using to encode the videos?

    Usually use Handbrake but had a few dropped frames recently.
  4. wrxdrunkie macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I was also wondering about this.


    I am using HandBrake right now, with the AppleTV preset.
  5. Ace 7 thread starter macrumors member

    Ace 7

    Apr 13, 2008
    I'm also using HandBrake. But while encoding for the Apple TV, it remains to be seen whether or not the iPad will support 64 bit MP4 files over 4 GBs.
  6. MVApple macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    I thought this was using a customized version of the 3g iPhone running at a higher clock speed?

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