Help playing HD .mkv files on VLC for iPad.

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    So basically I have the VLC app for my iPad and I copy across files which are 2gb-7gb as they are in high definition and have a .mkv extension.

    the app says they may it may run slow however i can play smaller (non-HD) .mkv files

    is there anyway I can get these to play, preferably without converting!

    cheers.
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    Jailbreak and install XBMC. They will play flawlessly as long as they are 720p.
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    Cheers- I always jailbreak but I don't think there is one for the iPad 2 yet :(

    Also with the camera connector kit and iFile can I view videos from an SD card on XBMC? (much like you can by linking it to cineXPlayer
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    Try out Oplayer or good player. You should be able to link to files thru ifiles like in CineXplayer to view movies also.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Xbmc has a built in file browser to play media, so it should work. You should be able to add your sd card as a folder under videos and then you will have quick access to it without having to browse the filesystem each time.

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