Playing avi movies on iPad 3

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  1. pml101

    pml101 iPF Noob

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    help

    Hi,

    i can see all the recommendations for avi player which are great but i still cant put avi files into my itunes library and as such presumably cant play them through library in the player? how do you guys get asround this ?
     
  2. dhewson777

    dhewson777 iPad Ninja

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    You don't need to import into your iTunes library because you are using a third party app. Check the app's help menu for the various methods available to import your files. An app can use any one or more of the following:
    - iTunes file transfer
    - wifi transfer via web browser
    - direct connection to shared drive or NAS server/media server
    - cloud storage access

    I'm sure there are some other methods, but as I said, it all depends on the app being used.
     
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    cheers, that explains it
     
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    ipad4 newbie iPF Noob

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    Get out! really?!?!?! I just spent almost a whole day converting 23 episodes for my show using Handbrake! I'm going to check out the players you have suggested.
     
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    Hi,

    I just downloaded Azul but it didn't support AC3 & E-AC3 audio codec resulting in sound lost in some videos mostly on .AVI videos..

    Any help?
     
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    Try AvPlayerHD they are the only ones that i am aware of that have got the AC3 codec license sorted.
     
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    If you know how to use the FFMPEG tools (quite easy) you can convert the AC3 track to AAC without reencoding the entire file. Cheaper than purchasing another player.
     
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    you can not do that. iPad plays mp4
     
  9. twerppoet

    twerppoet iPad Legend

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    AAC is a version, variation, or subset of mp4 (depending on how you look at it).

    According to the tech specs iPads will play several audio formats, including mp3, mp4 (AAC), AIFF, and WAV.
     
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    But the reason why people download third party apps video player is to avoid the time consuming video conversion & playing with subtitlles perhaps?
    Correct me if i'm wrong...
     
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    That, or they just don't want to use iTunes. Both are valid reasons.
     
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    I use third party apps and still do conversions. A batch conversion done overnight doesn't consume any of my time.
     
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    OPlayer HD, VM Player HD and GoodPlayer. I found them in Tablet movie playback blog.
     
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    Another one for AVPlayerHD. I like the fact that I can create an FTP site and upload movies from my server. Well worth the $3 bucks!
     
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    To play AVI on iPad, you'd better to convert AVI to iPad supported formats like MP4, MOV.

    Try HandBrake, Faasoft Video Converter or Online-Converter.

    HandBrake is free but too complicate to handle.

    Online-Converter is only free for files which are less than 100MB.

    Faasoft Video Converter is not free but it's professional yet easy-to-use. I'm using it for a while.
     

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