Video format??

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chalupa_batman, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. chalupa_batman macrumors member

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    My ripped movies won't play on my iPad 2. They sync and play in iTunes, but when I try to transfer them to my iPad it says that my iPad cannot play the file. I thought that if the movie played in iTunes, it would play on all iDevices. I've tried both .mp4 and .m4v. Any suggestions?

    I'd like to only have one file so I won't have to have an iPad version, HD version, etc.
     
  2. Robsrangers macrumors newbie

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    What screen resolution size are the movies? If they are too big for the iPad display then they don't play.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    .m4v

    You Handbrake to convert your videos to the Apple TV2 setting. This will play on iPads too.
     
  4. Robsrangers macrumors newbie

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    blueroom is correct, :apple:tv or :apple:TV2 is your best bet.
    Here is the movie playback specs for the ipad

    "Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format"

    I have gone through the same process via my thread
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1160771
     

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