What is the max video file size that can be played on a IPad 3?

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  1. odonnks

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    I have lots that are under 4 gb that play fine but one that is over 4 gb does not play.

    Is the a max size limit?

    Thank you !
     
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    Are you talking about videos bought from iTunes or imported to the iPad from other sources? I ask because I have a high definition movie bought from iTunes on my iPad 3 that is about 7.5 GB. It plays with no problems.
     
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    I should have said the movies are stored on a network drive.

    I'll try to resize below 4 gb to see what happens.

    Thanks !
     
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    Is there a size limit to movies imported from DVD?
     
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    I believe so. I have many DVD rips that are under 4gb and play fine. I have one over 4gb that will not play. If I re-rip the same DVD to a quality which is less than 4 gb it plays fine.
     
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    Thanks!
     
  7. zstairlessone

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    Is it because the resolution is off, or the wrapper not compatible?
     
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    Resolution is correct and the ripper is compatible. Having used it many times at the highest conversion quality there has never been a problem.

    I've been able to replicate this issue with other longer videos that exceed 4gb.
    Looks like its the native video iPad video player. I downloaded a third party app called Media Player and after linking to my network drive all videos over 4gb that won't stream using the native video app work fine with Media Player.
     
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    Thanks, this is a good to know.
     

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