Play .wmv files?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rtg45, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. DUTCH VanAtlanta

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    Both the iPad User Guide and the iTunes Help say that iTunes can do the conversion. I just have not figured out how to get iTunes to access the file on my PC in order to convert it prior to syncing. I guess that's why these 3rd party conversion apps are so expensive.
     
  2. Matth3w

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    It can convert audio not video. If you're trying to convert audio it will do it while syncing
     
  3. DUTCH VanAtlanta

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    You are probably right; but do check out the very last sentence on page 58 of the iPad Use Guide which says different.

    Also see this quote from the iTunes Help Section:

    The problem is in getting iTunes to do Step 1; i.e. Select the video.
     
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    If it doesn't let you import it, it's not supported by the conversion feature. From your post above:
    There's plenty of other ways you can convert wmv offline but the easiest is probably to install air video and use the "convert offline" option. This will create an iPad compatible version in the same folder as the original file. Or just reencode it with one of the many other h264 encoding apps out there.

    You don't need to spend any cash if don't want, I've just created an iPad version of avatar using the free MeGUI encoder. Granted, it requires a bit of work but if you need any help on that side of things just post back here.
     
  5. Wolffmann34

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    idbirch is correct. If it does not play in iTunes first, then iTunes will not be able to convert it for the iPad.
     
  6. monkeyboy

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    I believe oplayer will play .wmv files directly on an iPad...
     
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    I used handbrake to convert movies to mp4 format. I can view the mp4 movies on my Mac, but I can't sync to the iPad. Any suggestion? TIA
     
  8. idbirch

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    Not all encoding apps seem to produce iTunes compliant mp4 files. I find that the aleesoft iPad converter for example never gives me an mp4 which iTunes likes. I found that running the mp4 through avidemux 2.5 (just remixing to a new mp4) solved this.

    I then later found that Tmpgenc 4 xpress produces itunes compatible mp4s without any help afterwards so I just use that now.
     
  9. daltonbaker

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    if mp4 isn't working, try other output for ipad, ipad support iPad MPEG-4, iPad H.264 and iPad HD videos :)
     
  10. andsoitgoes

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    I 4th or 5th the Air Video method.

    I use it all the time, just rip out the video, add it to the conversion queue and walk back a bit later and transfer it to my iPad.

    Done and done.

    It's not perfect, and the size isn't super easy to scale, but it's GUARANTEED to work perfectly on the iPad. I've done many files and it hasn't sneezed once at them.
     

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