Possible to play 4k video on an iPad Air?

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  1. George R.

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    Hey folks,

    I'm new to the iPad Air. Simple question, is it possible to play 4k video? I've tried YouTube but no luck. The highest setting I can set it to is 1080p.

    Any advice is greatly appreciate !

    Cheers,

    Grecinos
     
  2. George R.

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    I want to update this thread because I found some information that answered my original question. It turns out that the iPad Air can play 1080p video maximum. If you want to play 4k video, you need to convert it to a 1080p video. I have a video editing program called Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0. I've been tinkering with it and found that you can render a 4k video to HD 1920x1080-60fps, found under the Sony AVC/MVC (*.mp4, *.mt2s, *.avc) output format. So far, that's the only render option that I've found to be compatible with the iPad Air. I hope this helps those who are in the same boat as I am.

    -grecinos
     
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    I think 1080p is the maximum. As you said, to get your original 4K onto iPad Air, it needs to downscale 4K to 1080p before transferred to your tablet.
     
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