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we know, iPad can only play limited format of video files, include QuickTime
.mov file, MP4 file in h264 codec or MPEG4 codec file. Many other format of
videos, include .AVI file, .MPG file, .RMVB file, .WMV file, .ASF file, and
.FLV file that download from video sharing website like YouTube.Even a video
file already in .mov or .mp4 format, not means it can play with iPad: if the
file's properties like size or bitrate not fit iPad's limit, when you syncing
it to iPad through iTunes, you will get an error message like this: "blablabla"
was not copied to the iPad "your iPad name" because it cannot be played on this
iPad, or just cannot import it to iTunes library.
(AAPL) iPad tablet computer will be available in March starting at $499, but it
already has sparked a range of questions about how it will work. The
touch-screen multimedia device uses the same operating system as Apple's
popular iPhone and can access the 140,000 apps available to the iPhone and iPod
TODAY reporter Jefferson Graham offers some answers:
Q: There's no USB or SD
slot. How do I convert video
A: Through iTunes and
your PC or Mac computer. Think of the iPad as a giant iPhone or iPod (which of
course, it is). Apple hasn't changed the transfer system. You need to connect
the iPad to your computer and sync the video, music and photos through iTunes.
But here's a potential
time-saver: Apple will release a 30-pin adapter - think of the wide end of the
cable that syncs your iPod to your computer - to connect digital cameras and
the iPad. Apple says it will work only with digital cameras, but can a hack for
all sorts of media really be far behind?
Q: I already have my
photos and videos stored online. Can't I access them in the same way I do on
A: Photos on sites such
as Facebook, Shutterfly and Phanfare will be easy to pull up - and even quicker
if you go through one of their apps - but videos stored on Facebook and
Shutterfly won't play because they're in the Flash format, which the iPad
Q: The iPad is billed as
the ultimate multimedia device, but I can't play most Web video or animation?
What's up with that?
A: The iPhone and iPod Touch
leave big white holes when you try to access video and animation on popular
websites such as Hulu, Vimeo, Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, which are
displayed in Flash video.
Apple says it supports
HTML5, a new Web video standard, and not Flash, without giving any reason.
analyst James McQuivey says that with all of the criticism about the strain on
network, Apple is better off not offering Flash support.
"It would kill the
network," he says. "People would be watching all day. Maybe two years
from now, they could handle the traffic, but not now."
There is a work-around
for watching Web video: Use an app. YouTube, Break.com, CNN.com, MSNBC.com and
many other big video sites have apps that let you watch video.
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