HD to iPad

Ann ann.onomess at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 12:59:07 EDT 2012

Thanks for the various responses.

After hunting around I stumbled on a very good solution through an
unexpected route!

Turns out the iPad3 CAN play HD files from get_iplayer, but smarta**
iTunes decides it can't.

So instead I use GoodReader, an excellent PDF reader which, it turns
out, does a load of other things.  I can drag the files across to
GoodReader in iTunes (or use any of several other methods) and to my
surprise even the HD files play beautifully.

The weirdness of iTunes!

----- Original message -----
From: Ann <ann.onomess at gmail.com>
To: get_iplayer at lists.infradead.org
Subject: HD to iPad
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:28:46 +0100

Does anyone know how to get HD content from get_iplayer into a format
which an iPad3 will accept?  Currently HD downloads are accepted by
iTunes (and playable with VLC etc) but then rejected on sync to the
device, as being unplayable.

I saw that one person (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2010636) had
been exploring this in 2009 but I can't find a solution posted anywhere.
 My temporary workaround is to reencode the file with Handbrake, but
this is wasteful and slow (and discards the nice MP4 tags which
get_iplayer adds).


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