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    Video Format Question
    I have a question about video formats. I have an iPad 2 and a Sony Bravia KDL 810 TV. I have been ripping all of my DVD's (only ones that I own) and putting them on my NAS drive. I was wondering if there was a video format that will play on my iPad and the Sony TV. I really don't want to save the movie in two different formats and take up double the space.

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    Have you read the specs for your TV? I believe that it can play MPEG-4 which the iPad will play. But you might like to check the TV specs first.

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    I can't find anything on the TV specs.

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    You need H.264 (MPEG4) files to play on both devices without trouble.

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    So H.264 is the same as MPEG4? On my ripper software that format is listed as "Apple TV-H.264." Why the Apple TV branding?

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    1. No, they're not exactly the same thing. H.264 is a codec used in MPEG4, but not the only codec supported.

    2. Your ripper lists "Apple TV" specifically as a shorthand way of saying that the file will be in H.264 codec but also at the right bitrate, ratio and framerate (et al) that is supported by Apple TV.

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    So would that be the best option to rip my movies to watch them on a 55" screen? Where can I find the other Codecs that are H.264?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nola26 View Post
    So would that be the best option to rip my movies to watch them on a 55" screen? Where can I find the other Codecs that are H.264?
    No, H.264 IS a codec. Other codecs would be different (for example, H.263 or 3gp or MP3).

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    Ah I get it. So I'm assuming it doesn't matter the size of the screen?

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    No, screen size doesn't really matter. You could have a 55" TV that only displays 720p (1280x720) as its native resolution.

    Find out what the Bravia's native resolution is. Find out what the iPad's preferred bitrate is. Then create an MP4 at (bravia resolution) and (iPad bitrate) and it should play well on both devices. The iPad will simply scale down the resolution to fit its screen.

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