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    Converting mov to view on iPad

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    Question Converting mov to view on iPad
    I want to put videos I've created as a .mov file and view put them on my iPad to show clients. I converted them to Mpeg 4 but they look horrible!
    Is there a better way?

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    Converting mov to view on iPad
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    Google Handbrake, download it and use it.


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    I was going to tell you to download vlc for iPad since it plays pretty much everything without converting it but they removed it from the store. It was free. However there may be someone here who know the equivelent of the player, as there was more then one did this. Then you wouldn't have to waste hours converting.

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    QuickTime X can do that. I use it to convert my digital camera videos (MPEG) to M4VP so they will sync with my iPad and iPhone 4.
    Open the file in QTX and do a Save As to change the file type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleHaze View Post
    I want to put videos I've created as a .mov file and view put them on my iPad to show clients. I converted them to Mpeg 4 but they look horrible!
    Is there a better way?
    Ummm… have you tried playing the .MOV file on the iPad? It's Apple's format and I would expect them to be supported. I just quickly tested one to confirm it and no problems playing one here at all. You have to make sure the video is in iTunes, then under your iPad's sync settings, go to Movies, then enable "Sync Movies" and either sync 'em all, or pick the ones you want. After syncing, play it via the Videos app.

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    .mov, like .avi, is a container -- not a format.

    All kinds of codecs -- some of which may or may not be compatible with iTunes and thus iDevices -- can be inside a .mov or .avi file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by safarisurfer View Post
    I was going to tell you to download vlc for iPad since it plays pretty much everything without converting it but they removed it from the store. It was free. However there may be someone here who know the equivelent of the player, as there was more then one did this. Then you wouldn't have to waste hours converting.
    Forgive me if this goes against forum rules, it is not intentional. But, would it be possible for somebody for the OP to install a copy of VLC for iPad if he had access to the ipa file? It really is a fantastic app.

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    CineXPlayer will play most things but I'd go with the handbrake solution myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    .mov, like .avi, is a container -- not a format.

    All kinds of codecs -- some of which may or may not be compatible with iTunes and thus iDevices -- can be inside a .mov or .avi file.
    Hmmmph. That's interesting. I always assumed that .mov was very limited in that respect to what Apple allows. New day… new lesson….

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