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loading and viewing 2048/1536 and larger h264 .mov files


iPF Noob
Mar 29, 2012
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Hi there:

I'm trying to load videos onto my 3rd gen iPad as samples of how my app will look. I need to load up videos at the native resolution of 1536/2048 and larger. "Videos" doesn't allow me to view movies this large. When I try to load them in via iTunes, I'm informed they won't play on the iPad. I've tried loading via dropbox to no avail. The videos show up in my list, but simply won't play or allow me to save them. I've tried emailing as well, but it seems once the videos get that large, it doesn't allow me to save them. Interestingly, I noticed that somewhere along the line two smaller movies got saved to my iPhoto. I have no idea how, but I assume it was through email when I selected to save the videos.

Any ideas how I can view movies this size on the iPad? 1080p won't cut it. I need to see the full resolution for this development.



Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

I've moved your thread to our Help Section where you will receive a better response.

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!


iPF Noob
Oct 25, 2010
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I imagine it's because there incompatible due to the size ratio.

Have you tried to play them in an app such as av player HD?

Your best bet is to convert them into a format that the iPad will be able to natively play, use a pc converter such as handbrake.

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