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Offline Luke McCarthy

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Transcoding for iPad
« on: May 21, 2013, 08:41:46 AM »
Hello!

i'm having a little trouble with placing dailies to iPad. I've always been led to believe that the correct codec for playing clips on an ipad is H.264. So i've tried trancoding some clips using Resolve to quicktime H264 and these don't seem to want to be played on the iPad.

Which is the correct way to do this?

Thanks

Luke

Offline Nick Pasquariello

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Re: Transcoding for iPad
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 06:48:34 PM »
I don't have an iPad to test, but iDevices are not that friendly with H.264 .mov files.  Try a .mp4 file instead.  Apple's own supplied transcoding settings within Compressor 3.5/4 for Apple Devices (both mobile and Apple TV) are set to make .mp4 files.  There is a nice Quicktime MP4 setting in Da Vinci for exporting.

But again, I don't have a device to test.  But since all the other options are either ProRes or H264, I'd hope the MP4 setting works.

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Re: Transcoding for iPad
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 09:24:54 PM »
I did try the mp4 option as well and that did not work either. In the end we had to basically use QuickTime player to export each individual clip to play on the ipad. I would have thought there would have been a way to deliver in Resolve that's much easier.

Offline Jignesh Jhaveri

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Re: Transcoding for iPad
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 07:07:33 AM »
I use Handbrake https://handbrake.fr/ to convert videos for the iPad. I find it fast easy and it supports a batch / queue.

The settings I most often use are: Preset iPad

Format: MP4 File
Framerate (FPS): 30
Quality: Constant: 20

The other option is to use https://softorino.com/w2 - this app lets you transfer pretty much any video file to the iPad and it plays natively in the Videos app! Don't ask me how! It does some kind of conversion but the quality is great.

Limit: 2160P / 4K / 60 FPS

I have had success with a variety of formats.