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Discussion in 'iPad FAQ' started by lanimae, Oct 25, 2010.

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    I'm using winavi converter and the quality is rubbish. It didn't matter so much on the iphone but is pretty ordinary on the Ipad. It's annoying enough to make me want to do soimething about it. Someone told me about wondershare. At the risk of repeting a thread (which of course I've not been able to find, what does everyone think is the fastest good quality video converter.
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    File type

    What file type are you converting?
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    Mostly avi but the occassional mkv I currently use magic dvd ripper if I have to get it off a dvd. Then WINAVI coverter. This makes it an ipod sized image but on an ipad screen just looks rubbish

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    Handbrake, certainly the Mac version, will do all you want and more.
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    I would definitely agree with the handbrake suggestion. I've hardly had an issue converting any HD/SD video for the iPad using that application. If you are in wireless range while viewing your video, AirVideo will convert almost anything on the fly. VLC works with most video except HD mkv, I think the iPad's processor is a little too slow for it.
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    Aura dvd rpper works fine for me, supports many input formats including avi and mkv, you can try.
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    I tried the handbreak first and its good. I love VLC so tried that too. It saves the extra step and unless its HD files plays well. I'll use handbreak for the HD stuff and we should be sweet! Thanks for the help.
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    I am using AirVideo to convert my movies. You can use Airvideo to convert on the fly or queue a bunch of movies for conversion and add them to itunes for synching and they will be under your video section on your ipad.

    Air video seems to convert almost any movie even .mkv
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    This is true, but now I have my VLC I don't need to convert then add to itunes then sync, I just drag and drop so it takes about 1/3 of the time without all of the silly carry on wihth having to convert it. and I can wtch my downloaded stuff by putting it straight on to the ipad and iphone. Did I mention the quality was vastly superior to playing on the stupid apple player? It's brilliant,
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    How to find the server number for airvideo?
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    Last week I downloaded handbrake ipad converter,it is for free but the speed is very slow
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    I would ad that I've only converted a couple of movies that I enjoy repeatedly watching for the iPad for the times I'm away from home. The remainder of my collection I just stream with either airvideo or zumocast from one of my other machines. Saves a heck of a lot of storage.

    @Kjsre74 I can't answer your question directly as I'm on an osx machine atm but if I remember correctly you should be able to right click on the airvideo icon on the bottom right of your taskbar (when it's running) and select options/preferences and find the numbers you need.
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    Hasty ~ is there anything you don't know? You are amazing.
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    h.264 mp4
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    Air Video if you have the app already.

    If not, use Handbrake, it's by far the best, and it's free, I don't understand why anyone would use something different.
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    I've been using my VLC now for a little while and thought I'd report that it hasn't missed a beat. It's nice to watch good quality video on my ipd and phone for a change. At the moment I still have to take the videos off to sync which is a bit annoying. I don't have to convert or put them into itunes which is the best thing. Thanks for all the advice though:)
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    Have a quick look at Daniusoft DVD to iPad Converter.. I have used it and got good results.

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