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  • amershiraz Level 1 (0 points)

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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?

  • amershiraz Level 1 (0 points)



    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?



  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,956 points)

    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.

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)

    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.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 (15,882 points)


  • amershiraz Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,956 points)

    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.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 (1,300 points)

    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.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 (1,300 points)

    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.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 (1,300 points)

    For WMV playback, you'll want to read 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.)

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 (25,982 points)

    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.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 (1,300 points)

    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: 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)

  • Hidayah Harith Level 1 (0 points)

    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

  • Freek Visser Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Amershiraz,


    I have downloaded the app called playerxtreme. It works perfectly and you got to follow the same steps as Oplayer. You can simply watch your movies, there are a few things that aren't necessary to use, but to make it 'more perfect' you can upgrade the app and use the features. The app works really good, hope this helps you.