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Watching .avi files on iPad
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Hi - I wonder if anyone can advise the best way to watch .avi files on the iPad? These are movie files taken on a Nikon Coolpix camera.

Do I need to convert the files into mp4 or something (would that be best) - if so any recommendations on software to do that or is there an app that can just access them in native format?

Any advice on best way of doing this gratefully received.

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

Try downloading VLC, it's a free and open-source video/audio player that seems to open/play everything:

  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

Hi

I use AirAV app to watch movies on my iPad/iPhone. It plays all the file types I currently have, including .avi. I stream the files over the wifi but it looks like you can transfer files via iTunes as well (just nit tried this myself). 

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

Hi

I use the App AirAV. It works well on my iPad and iPhone and covers all the video formats I use, inc .avi.

I use it over my home wifi but also see it has a feature where you can move files across via iTunes - I've just not used this feature but assume it works.

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sorry, posted twice by mistake...

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

I use this for .avi files and works a treat. 

AVPlayerHD – plays all movie formats, without needing to convert them. Also change aspect ratio or zooms into the file to fill the screen.

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Did the VLC re Dance 4 solve your problem?

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

As an alternative option, albeit more fiddly, the free "Handbrake" programme will convert video files to MP4 and can be set to iPad resolution to decrease file size.

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In order to watch avi files on iPad, firstly you'd better chooose a video converter to help you convert video to ipad compatible formats.

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

I'm using CineXPlayer, it's an app that costs about $2, but it works like a charm!

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

I'm using CineXPlayer, it's an app that costs about $2, but it works like a charm!

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

I'm using CineXPlayer, it's an app that costs about $2, but it works like a charm!

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

Someone recommend AVI Player to play AVI files on iPad. But what if you want to play WMV, MKV, etc files on iPad? What if you want to play AVI on iPhone, iPod or Apple TV? I think the best solution is to use an all-in-one converter. I'm using Faasoft Video Converter to do this job and works like a charm.

Maybe you also can give HandBrake a try. But this tool is too complicate to handle and doesn't support MOV as the output format.

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RE: Watching .avi files on iPad

Alaneg wrote:

I use this for .avi files and works a treat. 

AVPlayerHD – plays all movie formats, without needing to convert them. Also change aspect ratio or zooms into the file to fill the screen.

I use OPlayer HD Lite, better then VLC for ipad i've bouth and OPlayer is much better, no drop outs, and no rebouts. It's free, so give it a try!

i'll try AVPlayerHD my self! :grin:

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I usually convert the files into a format for Ipad, conversion softwares have that format specified

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You can download VLC on your

You can download VLC on your iPad, it plays just everything.

Or convert the avi file to a iPad m4v format using Alpota converter ( www.alpota.com) if you want things more flexiable on Mac system.

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