Playing .avi on iPad?

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  1. DougY macrumors 6502

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    what is the best and easiest program to put on the iPad that would enable me to play .avi movies on my iPad?
     
  2. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    VLC Player for iPad is coming out soon, that's your best bet probably. I cant wait. My File converter throws a fit trying to convert certain formats.
     
  3. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    If you can dig up a copy of VisualHub (which has been discontinued), that's your best best for now.
     
  4. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Dude, there is a search function that you can use to ask and receive answers to this question that has been asked a million times.
     
  5. DougY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK "Dude", I already know that, was looking for more updated info, "Dude".
     
  6. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    Have you been update?
     
  7. richarhn18 macrumors newbie

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    A good compromise would be to use something like AviVideo which can convert "avi" video files.
     
  8. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

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    Can one Handbrake an .avi? Then you could just add it to iTunes - no need for an extra app.
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Handbrake, convert the file, add it to iTunes and sync.

    Air Video, stream the file to iPad from computer, must have client software on computer.
     
  10. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    Oplayer HD and cineXplayer allow you to import avi files and play them, with vga output supported as well, none of this streaming or re-encoding nonsense required.
     
  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Never heard of oplayer, thanks! :) Btw, if you have a lot of media but not that much space, streaming is a good option. Especially since streaming is easier to manage than syncing it through.
     
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    Get a converter, and convert it to MP4.


    Oh how I wish iDevices supported .avi
     
  14. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    My understanding the reason Apple does not support .avi on iDevices is the amount of processor power required to decode the video and play it back. Causes more battery drain than say H.264 or similar codecs.
     
  15. dacreativeguy macrumors 68010

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    The current version of Handbrake no longer supports AVI. You'll have to use an older version.

    The easiest way is to get AirVideo. You can either transcode the AVI on the fly or convert it for use later. It'll even put the converted file into iTunes for you. Worth the 2 or 3 bucks.
     
  16. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    An free alternative to AirVideo would be Zumocast.
     
  17. d123 macrumors 68000

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    They can.


    Cinexplayer works fine on my iPad, supports .avi files without any converting required.
     
  18. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    True, but the native video playing apps don't support .avi.
     

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