why apple WHYYY no support for more codecs!!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hreyhrey, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. hreyhrey macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2012
    For god sakes what is the point in allowing such a small amount of codecs to be viewed on the ipad??

    I see no god damn reason why they just limit it it just drives me insane and makes me want to return teh damn thing
  2. IllIllIll macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2011
    So return it. Why did you buy the stupid thing if it doesn't do what you want it to do?
  3. GoodToGo macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    There is a reason, they want you to buy stuff from iTunes ;)
  4. Digidesign macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2002
    U mad, bro? :rolleyes:

    Gplayer is a decent app that can play other formats, including AVI and MKV. It's kind of like VLC for IOS and is only $2.99.

    You can also convert media to be played on your iPad.
  5. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    Was that really necessary? It's not our fault that you didn't make an informed purchase. For five years now iOS has supported a small set of codecs, it's not like it is something new. Next time do a little research.
  6. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2009
    Just download BUZZ Player HD, plays pretty much everything.

    You can even stream videos from an NAS.
  7. davenz macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
  8. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Funny thread. MP4 with H.264 decoding is battery efficient on the iDevices, that's why it's the main supported format. If you're really that miffed, then download an app to play the format you want but you'll take a hit to battery life.
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    You beat me to it!
  10. GoodToGo macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    For the record, AVplayerHD is much better. Gplayer sucks.with mkv's.

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