Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to J D McIninch)
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i cannot drag any of my videos into iTunes; it says 'you cannot copy this file to iPad because there is no software to play this file'.
Altho, i have installed OPlayer.
How can i convert it into iPad or Apple TV version?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 9:12 AM (in response to Diavonex)
Thanks for the step by step procedure. The problem almost got solved. The video was copied to my iPad and i could play it in the OPlayer i purchased for it.
However, the player is very very problematic. It crashes by itself after a very short time of starting the playback. Also crashes when i pause and play, or use 2x feature to enlarge video screen.
Is there any other better player for mpeg?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to amershiraz)
If you are only going to transfer a few then use Oplayer as they will take up quite a bit of space
You need to have your iPad connected, navigate to the apps tab, and scroll down to the file sharing section. You have to select OPlayer under file sharing and drag the video there. You don't import it into the iTunes library.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to amershiraz)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to amershiraz)
It crashes because you ae low in memory.
Shut down all program inning in background
1. Double-click the Home button to see Apps in background
2. Hold the Apps down for a second or two until you see the minu sign
3. Tap the minus sign to close program
4. Reset iPad. Hold the Sleep and Home button down for about 10 second until you see the Apple logo
Suggest you perform Step 1 to 3 at the end of every day.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 10:51 AM (in response to amershiraz)
There is a slight confusion. Do i need to copy a video for each player installed on my ipad individually? Why cant i just copy a video to my ipad and then play it in any player i want just, like in Windows PC?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to amershiraz)
Yes, you import it directly to the player via the file sharing. You can't just copy it because it can't play natively on the iPad. If you want to do that you will need to convert with something like handbrake as suggested.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 5:02 AM (in response to amershiraz)
Unfortunately, because of the app "sandboxing", you can't just make a video available to all the other video players. (Actually, not even the videos available in the stock Videos app are available to most third-party apps.) There is Open In / file receiving capabilities in some of these players, but it only allows for sending / receiving relatively small (smaller than 200Mbytes) files and is slow and pretty unreliable.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to Skydiver119)
There're a lot of different MPEG types. You can only synch a subset of them (MPEG4 / H.264 strictly in a mov / m4v / mp4 container - nothing else, no MKV etc.) via iTunes. M-JPEG files (created mostly by cameras) can only be imported via the CCK (and can't be synched). MPEG1 / 2 files can't be synched at all.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 5:06 AM (in response to amershiraz)
For WMV playback, you'll want to read http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/playing-back-wmv-videos-%E2%80%93-complete-rou ndup - it explains everything.
Unfortunately, OPlayer - which has been also recommended in this thread - is pretty bad when it comes to WMV3 playback. If you're into WMV, get another player (GoodPlayer / AVPlayerHD / ProPlayer, depending on the content.)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 5:13 AM (in response to amershiraz)
If you need to alter file formats, Handbrake is very good, as is Mpegstreamclip. If you have a pc, then Format Factory is also very good.
Sometimes that's the trick, to get your file into a format that your player can handle. And all three of these are free programs that I have personal knowledge of.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to Skydiver119)
Unfortunately, that's not the way to go in this particular case. The OP stated the following: "A 20 minute medium resolution mpeg2 video takes more than 1 hour o my PC to convert to mp4. Thus i cannot use Handbrake for the purpose. "
In this case, using a third-party app with MPEG2 support is the right solution. Of the bunch, I recommend one of the following:
- It's Playing (it has tons of goodies like runtime DSP's; some screenshots of them: http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/new-star-born-great-multimedia-player-its-play ing-has-been-fixed )
- GoodPlayer (excellent player, it's only at playing back Full HD videos that it has problems with, compared to, say, AVPlayerHD / ProPlayer)
- AVPlayerHD / ProPlayer (the two share almost the same set of video decoders)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2013 1:33 AM (in response to amershiraz)
well , I think you can use my way . I think it is the most easiest way . Well I think . First, you need to convert the video to mp4 format . That is the format the iPad can play . Well I use free make video to convert the video . Then , open the itunes ( you have connect the iPad with the computer ) it will sync by itself the video into the itunes . But, make sure you have enough space to sync . Then , after you sync the video , it will appear at your movies . Go to your iPad button at the upper right itunes and choose movie . Just sync and the movie is in your iPad . But , if you still insists want to use the mpeg video , that , I can't help you . Sorry