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Downloading QuickTime for my ipad

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Mamas3bears Calculating status...
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Jul 14, 2011 12:09 PM

I am taking an online class on my iPad, however it won't let me get started unless I download QuickTime & I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to do this.

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:13 PM (in response to Mamas3bears)

    What you can download and install is available at the iTunes app store only.

  • Eric Ross Level 6 Level 6 (11,650 points)
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:13 PM (in response to Mamas3bears)

    No QuickTime for the iPad. 

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,140 points)
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    Jul 14, 2011 12:35 PM (in response to Mamas3bears)

    Your iPad already has QuickTime built in, so there's nothing to download. If a web site is claiming that you need QuickTime, that web site has not been correctly coded to take mobile devices such as the iPad into account. You'll need to contact the site and talk to them about the problem. If they don't have a workaround and can't correct the site, you probably will not be able to use your iPad on that site.

     

    Regards.

  • chaz4551 Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to Mamas3bears)

    Some confusion here. Some are saying Quicktime wont work on ipad and some are saying it's built. All I know I have qyicktime on my imac and that reads video from SD/SDHC cards off footage from a trail camera. When I pout the card into ipad it wont play the video. I can get it into imaovie on the ipad but again only sound plays, no footage and it wont load to vimeo on ipad at all.

    Would be nice if it worked as obviously I'm sure not everyone wants to change cameras that use H264 just to get imovie or ipad to play video!

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to chaz4551)

    There is no confusion in this regard. QuickTime is built in.

     

    Copied from this link in regards to compatible video formats.

     

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

     

    Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

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    Apr 28, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to Mamas3bears)

    Quicktime is not a video format.  It's simply a program (framework) that manages certain codecs including the ones that apple uses on it's devices and includes a player to play back those formats.  I am not sure that Quicktime (the software player) is actually built in but the Ipad is compatible with all the codecs listed in the post above.  As the previous poster stated not all websites support mobile devices.  I have ran into this on several sites.  I think it's website problem not a problem with your device.

  • chaz4551 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    No there is definately confusion! Allow me to run through it. I leave a trail camera in the woods. I return in a few days and remove the card. I put the card in my imac, video read through either real player or quicktime, no problems. I put the same card in the ipad 2 either direct, or through the usb, camera connected. ipad 2 either through vimeo or imovie can import, but all I get is a grey screen with no video. Now, if it's all built in why can't I see the video on the ipad that i can see on the imac?

  • chaz4551 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to DarenG)

    website problem? I'm not on a website I'm putting a card into an ipad but it can't read it.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to chaz4551)

    Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

  • chaz4551 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    So if what you are saying is it doesn't support my video format then why does the imac? If it doesn't support it we are back to what i previously said, "it would be nice if it worked!"

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to chaz4551)

    Because all formats supported on a PC and Mac are not supported on iOS devices. iOS devices are mobile devices and support these video formats. An iPad is a computer replacement in some aspects but not all.

     

    Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format.

  • DarenG Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 1:05 PM (in response to Mamas3bears)

    Sorry misunderstood.  Maybe this will help:

     

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110314054357575

     

    It appears there is also issues with file naming conventions:

     

    The card needs to have a DCIM directory off its root.  The photo within that file should be exactly 8 characters (no spaces) plus their fil extension

  • chaz4551 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 3:30 AM (in response to DarenG)

    It helps but doesn't solve the problem. I can get video onto the ipad various ways. One is the simple step of converting it using Quicktime conversion to ipad. The problem is the mac syncs it to ipad as a "finished" video and then you can't get it into imovie!

     

    To be honest it's all over the place! I came off Windows because of the bugs, crashes, hanging etc and their annoying marketing of introducing an OS, then when the bugs are finally fixed, introducing another one that's worse! (Example Vista! and no longer supporting XP) Apple are no better! I buy snow leopard and a month later Lion is out which wont work with FCP or FCE etc, etc. (Why can't people selling PCs' admit when they are on they shelf they are actually near obsolete?)

     

    It's like going back in time! Remember when CD first came out? -R,-W,+R,+W,-RW etc,etc and the PCs' battled to read them and what drive you got was pot luck! FINALLY they standardised them.

    Now we have enough codecs to sink a ship and Apple decide, apart from the fact they claim to be the bees knees, they will only allow you to read certain codecs on their PCs.

     

    There are some great cameras out there these days at sensible prices however before you buy you have to go down the road of internet investigation, (some right, some wrong, some contradictory) to find out if the PC you spent thousands on will actually let you use it!

    It's ridiculous, almost to the point of not bothering at all! When is it going to dawn on people it doesn't work!

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