1. Don Raymond's Avatar
    How do I get my iPad to display MOV files without converting the to something like mp4 files?

    Apple's Quicktime and iTunes both natively supports MOV files which is the defacto video format for almost every digital or digital video camera.

    Why am I forced to convert all my digital movies to MP4 files? Why isn't there an app for iDevices like the iPad, iTouch, etc. to play the defacto video format without coversion?

    Why doesn't Quicktime run as an app on iDevices?

    There has got to be an app someware that solves this issue.

    Don
    12-28-2010 04:48 PM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    iPad will play some MOV files, but only H.264 in the right dimensions. MOV is just a container. If they're already H.264 and you can even try simply changing the extension to .mp4 or .m4v and see if that works.

    If they're too big for iPad you can try something like Air Video to stream the MOV file from your desktop to your iPad using Live Conversion.
    12-28-2010 05:37 PM
  3. Raptor007's Avatar
    What about VLC Video Player? Can't you use that?
    01-02-2011 05:05 PM
  4. Mella's Avatar
    There are 2 players that normally can play many file type.
    VLC player and Gomplayer.
    And as Rene said you also can try something like Air Video to stream the MOV file, but this always very slow for me, and sometimes got the AVCHD videos by HD camera, I have to do converting too, so I also get some converting tools like iFunia video converter, as it can convert all popular videos, and speed are OK on my Mac.
    01-03-2011 10:32 PM
  5. jdavis530's Avatar
    What about VLC Video Player? Can't you use that?
    Perfect suggestion. However, it was recently just pulled from itunes.
    01-11-2011 06:50 PM
  6. alice82bill's Avatar
    hi, if MOV is H.264 or MPEG-4 codec, ipad can play it
    or else you have to convert it to MP4 format
    01-13-2011 02:50 AM
  7. David Allan's Avatar
    If you dont want to convert MOV files so Id like to recommend install VLC player or MOV player on your iPad it directly plays your MOV files video.
    02-01-2011 01:19 AM
  8. phinx404's Avatar
    JB it and download and install it.
    02-01-2011 09:22 AM
  9. Acqua1992's Avatar
    JB it and download and install it.
    Hahahaha the right way!
    12-20-2011 11:15 AM
  10. iFan2012's Avatar
    AV Player also works fine!
    12-26-2011 09:34 AM
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