VGA video out

Discussion in 'iPad' started by brewno, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. brewno macrumors 6502

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    So I bought the VGA dongle for the iPad to test it on my TV and here's what happened after a few seconds:

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    Is that serious? I can't play my videos? Sad...
     
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  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    The RCA iPhone connector should work as the output is not digital.

    That being said, I hate DRM. :mad:
     
  4. brewno thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you think they'll fix it in the next upgrade?
     
  5. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

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    This is because the contect is copy protected, and since your not using HDMI, it will prevent you from playing it. Obviously Apple have HDCP protection in the video. VGA has no HDCP decoding, hence the message. Now recorded videos on the ipad from an other device is a different story, but purchased content is different.
     
  6. bluedog3401 macrumors regular

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    Wow, is this ever a case to find your content elsewhere. Its really unfortunate and likely a "bag of hurt" that you purchase the content for viewing and have it licensed to play off the iPad but can't use the hardware supported VGA out. Amazingly, wow. If there was ever a consumer case for non-DRM I'd say this is it.

    Watch for more DRM on your content in the near future, and support the open non-drm formats when possible.
     
  7. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    Return the VGA connector, and buy the apple dock connector cables. They will play the protected content.

    Then go leave feedback on the crappy description.

    But blame hollywood for the DRM issues.
     
  8. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

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    The VGA out cable is not designed for protected content, only items like photos, iPhone recorded videos etc. All iTunes movies are DRM laced, but the music isnt.
     
  9. kaelell macrumors 6502

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    what were you refering to when you said apple dock connector cables? they still arnt going to play video off of an external source unless im missing something.
     
  10. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

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    The dock seems to add more functionality, but subject to the following additional purchases as stated below from Apple's US Site

    "Connect the dock to a TV or video projector using a compatible cable such as the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter or the Apple Component or Composite AV Cable.*
     
  11. kaelell macrumors 6502

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    when the OP said vga connector, I presume he is talking about the Apple 30 pin connector to VGA adapter, which is the same thing as the dock connector you mention unless Im getting it wrong, the problem of DRM content would still exist.

    are you saying that using the actualy Dock and connecting the cable to the dock adds functionality?
     
  12. brewno thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is what I'm using....

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  13. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

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    The VGA cable cannot handle any video content with HDCP copy protection from the iTunes store. Its only designed for videos / photos the user has created. According to Apple you can obtain a Component / HD cable but I dont see these listed on their store.
     
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    And it would be too crazy for apple to give us an HDCP protected HDMI cable, even if it were limited to 1024x768.
     
  16. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Welcome to the world of HDCP. It sucks, but as it's not an Apple problem there won't be an Apple solution. Like others said, go with component or composite cables.
     
  17. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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  18. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Do remember that videos you rip yourselves from your own DVD collection (say, with Handbrake or such) will play just fine over the VGA cable.

    While the iTunes video store is handy, and I own several from there myself, there is something to be said for 'creating' your own DRM-free videos.
     
  19. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    So if I use handbrake for my own movies i can play it over via
     

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