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Can iPhone play full HD videos

by mosmodmod / December 3, 2012 3:04 AM PST

As far as iPhone and iPad do not have standard resolution, does it mean iOS devices are not able to play full HD videos?

By full HD videos I mean those videos with 1920*1080 resolution.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 3:20 AM PST

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Seems you answered your own question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 3:13 AM PST

Since many iPhones do not have a 1080p display, it doesn't really play them, does it?

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Re: HD video's
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 3:17 AM PST

My guess: it can play them, but it will lower the resolution to fit the screen. But I don't have one to try (neither a HD video nor a iOS device), so I might be wrong. Why not try?


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It is my problem too
by mosmodmod / December 3, 2012 3:43 AM PST
In reply to: Re: HD video's

I don't have an iOS device but I do have a lots of HD videos!

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There's this crazy thing called the Apple support site
by Pepe7 / December 3, 2012 3:38 AM PST
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No information
by mosmodmod / December 3, 2012 3:46 AM PST

Hi , Thanks for your reply

I couldn't find any information regarding support for play HD videos in the website you mentioned but there were some information regarding HD video recording

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I see the iPads have enough pixels for 1080p
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 3:50 AM PST
In reply to: No information

Maybe your question needs reworking. For example if such play in your iTunes on your PC then you should be good to go.

Did you try that?

Also, I'm guessing you know how to use HANDBRAKE to make them just right for the iPad.

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Let me cut and paste for you
by Pepe7 / December 3, 2012 11:44 AM PST
In reply to: No information

It's right there, ripe for the taking if you scroll down on the page I posted above:

AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter; video playback up to 1080p (sold separately)
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second

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