Today I literally spent hours trying to get a short (1:47 trt) video onto my iPad. I’ve been using Portfolio for iPad but when it was updated at the end of February, I’ve had serious issues playing video. It crashes the whole app – not very impressive when you’re trying to impress a potential client.
I’ve been looking for other ways to play video off-line and decided the apple app included with the ipad would work fine. But getting video to work on an iPad isn’t as simple as getting it to play on a mac or pc.
After several attempts with itunes and dropbox (which took an HOUR for a less than 2 minute video) only to have the iPad basically say, “I can’t play that file”
Now keep in mind one of those files is already on the iPad and has played successfully dozens of times in that portfolio app that no longer works properly.
After a lot of trial and error, here’s what I came up with.
iPad (version 1) seems to like these video settings best:
Hopefully this will save someone the hours of frustration I just went through figuring this out!