Playing .avi on Ipad

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    Sure, there are two ways that come to mind:

    1) add them to your movies in iTunes and sync
    2) use an app like GoodReader

    Sorry, buts both ways require iTunes.
     
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    But would they need converting from avi to mp4 first? If so then that's what I'm doing. If not then that's what I'm after.
     
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    You can add .avi in iTunes and watch using yxplayer without the need to convert to mp4
     
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    I tried adding to iTunes but cant see them showing in any category
     
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    I'm sort of disappointed because people are not reading the whole thread before replying.

    If you want to take them with you, and leave the PC at home, you have to convert them first then drag them into iTunes -> Movies. Then you connect the iPad, select which movies you want to sync inside the iPad -> Movies section of iTunes, then sync.
     
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    Thanks, that's what I'm doing at the moment. It takes a bit of time but works.
     
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    Hi there,

    I had been looking for time saving solutions in the encoding process and come across an absolute gem.

    xttp://blog.perstechlife.com/tag/ipad/

    Basically, you change the container type to mp4 and just re-encode the audio to AAC. It saves lots of time and I've found it to work on all sorts of files, including 720p MKVs with bit rates over 3000kb. This device can play so much more than I realised.

    7 out of 10 files have synced fine over iTunes with this method also!
     
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    I do feel your pain. I wish iTunes could do it - or the iPad could support more formats.

    But I'm willing to stay realistic and hope for an iTunes way to chew the bits so my iPad (and more importantly his battery) doesn't have to.
     
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    Want to play .avi files on your iPad? There's An App For That.

    Try OPlayer HD.
    xttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oplayer-hd/id373236724?mt=8

    It's not perfect, there's some issues with audio/video syncing and it only takes low-res videos (under 800x600) but it works fairly well for things like South Park and some old videos I've downloaded. Haven't tried a movie yet but shouldn't be too much of a problem - the frame rates kind of suck but its something.
     
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    Drag drop anything to iPad answer and avi igotweed

    O player HD is more better then mx tube and dtunes and you don't even have to hack your iPad to get it you can get it on the app store download any video and song off any site......... check out technorocker ..and someone tell if there something better. And get cydia and install installous and ifile

    Downlaod o player HD for free with installous and ifile from cydia you can use ifile transfer any video or song format to o player HD. And to answer you flv avi mp3 any file you can drag and drop to iPad from any pc and play them trust me all I do is drag and drop to iPad music video games photos anything PDF man the iPad can do anything remember that's why you bought it
     
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