what type of video will play on ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rtay, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. rtay macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Will you only be able to play the same video types of the ipod/iphone or will you be able to run any video you download?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    TV and video
    Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable
    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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

    from http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

    What do you mean by "download"?

    Via the iPad or your Mac at home?
  3. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    same as ipod/iphone. you are going to have to convert your movies that come from torrents
  4. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    The iPad will play 720p video @ 30fps, but the Apple TV can't? (24fps limit).

    *Oops, that must be what the "up to" means, meaning lower resolutions (like 640x480 and 720x480) can play at up to 30fps, but 1280x720 will probably be capped at 24fps.
  5. rtay thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Thats lame im not even talking getting them off torrents. im talkin about movies you buy off amazon or anything else. thats a reason why a full OS would have been better. i thought they would have the os functionality but just the iphone os on it.
  6. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
    The iPad has got a dedicated chip for h.264 decoding. The aTV only some limited help from the graphic card.
  7. Macpowered macrumors member


    Feb 4, 2009
    Tip of the day: For all forms of video conversion, use Handbrake. In my opinion the best video converter software out there, and it's free.

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