Native Resolution Video?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Josh Kahane, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

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    Hey

    I was wondering, firstly, it would seem odd if it couldn't, but is the new iPad limited to playing 1080p video? If not, does anyone know where I could download a really nice quality video at 2048x1536 to see how it performs? I've been unsuccessful in finding any of high enough quality and the less tradition resolution.

    Thanks.
     
  2. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    You could try downloading 4k video from youtube and then cropping to fit the iPad. You also need a good compression ratio.
     
  3. isaac65 macrumors member

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    Yeah, it's not that it can't play video larger than 1080p, it's that most video out there is not larger than 1080p. Like whtrbt7 said, find some 4K video and see how it looks. I think I'll try that now!
     
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    Do They play at 4k res with iPad Or do I have to download and convert
     
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  8. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Holy moly, you don't lie, that trailer looks impressive. So vivid and detailed, I wasn't expecting the upscaling to be zo good, its awesome. *drool*
     
  9. homeboy macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the upscaling on that video is brilliant. I showed it off to my friends and they all went wow and complimented the screen right away.
     
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    Download to your computer and sync to iTunes.
     
  12. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    The Pixar trailer looks great!! I also found this 4k video on YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-GYrbecb88

    If you want to download you'll need a browser extension that allows you to download from YouTube. If using firefox, you should be able to find a plugin here.
     
  13. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    wait wait. can you explain how to do each of these two steps? There's no download option on Safari or Chrome. And how do you sync it to iTunes?
     
  14. Lukeyy19 macrumors 6502a

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    has anyone actually managed to play a video larger than 1080p on their iPad? iTunes won't sync them over, VLC just gives me a blue screen when trying to play them.

    I'm using the TimeScapes one posted by SteveAbootman

    even tried converting it down to native resolutions like 2K and 1536p but still nothing... its in exactly the same format and using the same codecs as other 1080p videos that play fine...

    Edit, just downloaded the Timescapes video in 1080p instead and it plays fine, so am i doing something wrong or have Apple set a limit?
     
  15. SteveAbootman, Mar 17, 2012
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    SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    I used handbrake to convert down to 2048, and tried to sync with iTunes -- got the attached error. (The 1080p worked fine as you said)

    Also tried uploading to dropbox and saving to iPad from that. I got no option to save to iPad, and the preview screen was stuck trying to load.

    It does appear Apple has set a limit. After not getting the 2048 to play, I checked out the tech specs of the new iPad on Apples website. Looks like we're limited to 1080p folks.

     

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  16. M87 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I just tried a 4k video and it wouldn't open. I'm sure it's possible to make an app that plays 4k.
     
  17. uvitor macrumors member

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    Yeah, have a High resolution screen is very different to be able to play a video at that resolution(or games).
     

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