View Full Version : AVI support in iPhone OS 3.2?

13th March 2010, 08:26 AM
I have read on engadget a little snippet about the next iPhone OS revision having support for avi.

The way it was casually announced in the article was interesting too, suggesting Apple had confirmed this.

iPad mute switch magicked into a 'screen rotation lock' overnight, a flurry of other tidbits emerge -- Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/12/ipad-mute-switch-magicked-into-a-screen-rotation-lock-overnigh/)

Has anyone else seen this suggested elsewhere?

13th March 2010, 08:30 AM
There's not a chance in hell

13th March 2010, 08:33 AM
There's not a chance in hell

My thoughts exactly.

Plus avi is such an old format, it wouldn't make a lot of sense. But I thought I'd toss it out there and see if anyone else had seen this from any other source.

Bogus Jimmy
13th March 2010, 08:37 AM
The support is only for M-JPEG in the AVI container. Do not expect your iPad to play any of your downloaded movies or TV shows.

13th March 2010, 08:40 AM
Plus anything that isn't H.264 isnt' hardware accelerated. Watch your battery life disappear before the movie is over.

14th March 2010, 08:13 PM
Some old cameras often record in M-JPEG AVI.

14th March 2010, 08:57 PM
Some old cameras often record in M-JPEG AVI.

"support for additional formats (AVI and MJPEG) and native uploads to Facebook -- further boosting the iPad's external camera friendliness"

Its for the camera adapter for the iPad.

14th March 2010, 09:53 PM
This is from the ipad spec page. What's the last format mean??

TV and video
Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter;*576p and 480p with Apple*Component*AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple*Composite*AV Cable
H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (m-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

15th March 2010, 11:07 AM
That is basically supporting what was posted earlier - it will open .AVI files but can only playback the audio if it is ulaw of PCM, and only playback the video if it is MJPEG.

So it's basically useless for TV shows and movie rips.

15th March 2010, 02:08 PM
But it does give the H.264 video spec for the iPad which I haven't seen anywhere else before now.