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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rtg45, Apr 15, 2010.
Is there going to be anyway you can stream .WMV files on the Ipad in the future?
Best way would be Air Video....it will convert anything on your computer on the fly...and it works OH SO WELL!
There is not and will never be a way to natively play WMV files (unless you jailbreak and someone ports VLC to the iPad)...which is the way it should be since it is a useless container! H.264 plays perfectly on any system.
I understand there will be no way to do it natively, just did not know if there would be a program to convert. I have never heard of air video. You say it works on computers, but it will also work on the Ipad? Can i find it online?
It converts movies on your desktop to your iPad either thru a local network or over the internet and it works really well. If you have an upload connection at home of 1Mbps or greater you will see no difference than having it local...otherwise the quality will suffer slightly, but it also has a conversion software built in so you can convert it on the iPad at home then take it and watch it locally.
Thanks, i found the app for it in Itunes.
Air Video is very nice, but it still doesn't solve the problem, which extends beyond the iPad. If you forward an attached wmv file to an owner of a Mac, they still can't view the file. If you own a Mac (I don't, so I'm not sure about this) will Air Video play a wmv file?
.wmv will play on any Mac, but require a downloaded viewer which can be found for free.
How to Convert the WMV File to iPad Compatibility?
I don't want to stream the wmv file. I would like to sync it through iTunes to the iPad. I cannot see how to access the file on my PC to use the iTunes->Advanced->Create iPod Version option.
You need to convert the file you cannot just add it to iTunes.
What I am looking forward to is the day I can play an email attachment that is a .wmv file on the iPad without a special app.
Right now, that problem and the flash issue are the only things limiting the iPad for me.