ipad reading other movie codecs

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  1. sotorious macrumors 6502a

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    Is there an app or some sort of player in the market that is able to read other codecs instead of m4a or whatever it is?
     
  2. JeepGuy macrumors regular

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    avplayer HD, plays everything.
     
  3. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

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    VLC, Plex to name just a couple.

    Google & Mroogle are your friend. ;)
     
  4. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet and i just go threw itunes and put the movies in the movie section and opening one of those players it should recognize it and play it?
     
  5. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Yep, so far Av player has run through everything I've thrown at it without any issues. Just sync across through iTunes and you're good to go.
     
  6. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok just search AV player in the market.
     
  7. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    AVPlayerHD. The best out there.

    Link your iPad to your computer and open iTunes. You don't need to do any syncing. Stop the process if you have auto sync.

    Click on your iPad name on left side of screen. Click on "Apps link" at top of page. Scroll down. At the bottom you should see AVPlayer (after it has been downloaded).

    Open finder. Drag and drop whatever video you want into the open space for AVPlayer. Everything auto syncs after that.
     
  8. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yea that would be great for home but i am going on a long plane ride and i want to load some movies onto my ipad.
     
  9. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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    How does AVPlayer actually work? (i.e. what goes on behind the scenes)

    And does it work with AirPlay? (I'd guess not?)
     
  10. blueroom macrumors 603

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    IMHO it's worth converting media to H.264 m4v if you have iOS devices. The ATV2 Handbrake setting works across the entire iOS & OSX line.
     
  11. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yes, I don't think many people understand that the iPad has a specific chip for decoding H.264 video. Anything else has to be done in software which takes much more processor power.

    End result: All these other videos will eat though your battery a LOT faster. I prefer to convert things to the iPad's preferred format for this reason alone.
     
  12. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    I concur...AVPlayerHD has been a joy to use...plays about everything one could throw at it...
    You can also add movie/tv files by using GoodReader...
     
  13. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If i dont want to stream them can i use them it just for the codec? and when i searched it on my iphone i only saw avplayer i didnt see HD is HD the ipad version?
     
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  16. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point.
     

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