Greetings - I searched around, didn't find a video issue exactly like mine. I've been playing videos, ripped from DVD, using Handbrake (High Profile setting) and I find that periodically, the video app freezes. It doesn't happen while playing a video - it's when I open the app, it sticks in the gray screen, with the divider down the middle.
First time this happened, not long after, the whole iPad froze (stuck in the start up screen until the battery died,) and I restored it from a backup. That solved the problem for about a month - when it happened again, I took it to the Genius Bar - that guy reset the settings and it solved the problem for about a week until it happened again today. I reset the settings again and it's fine for now.
Anyone seen this before, or have a clue?