What resolution can you play in the iOS app?
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I would like to stream 1080p video from my ipad via crunchyroll app to my TV using Apple TV.

Is that possible? I can't change resolutions on my ipad.
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Posted 7/3/12

jfluecker wrote:

I would like to stream 1080p video from my ipad via crunchyroll app to my TV using Apple TV.

Is that possible? I can't change resolutions on my ipad.

The iOS app doesn't support HD yet. (In fact, none of the non-PC devices except apparently the Boxee do, due to it using the same Flash stream as a PC browser).

Sorry, I don't know the exact resolution that is currently supported for iOS devices, although I suspect it is 360p at best.

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I can't tell the resolution on my iPad 3 but it looks darn good watching つり球 one of the newer animes. Would be nice to know for sure what resolution I'm watching.
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Max resolution on the iPad at the moment is 360p.
This is the feed you connect to while streaming via Wi Fi, and if you have a strong 3/4G connection you stream at that rate as well.
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Posted 7/6/12 , edited 7/6/12
Ah, thanks. I'd guess it's got a lot of room for improvement. I stream at wifi speeds so no reason for it to be less than on my desktop. It does look good though nonetheless.
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Posted 7/6/12
To clarify, the max resolution for 3G streaming is 360p. For WiFi, it streams a higher quality 480p video.
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Posted 7/23/12
Does it do up scaling? I swear my iPad looks tons better than my galaxy 7.
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Posted 7/24/12

Bjaker wrote:



Max resolution on the iPad at the moment is 360p.
This is the feed you connect to while streaming via Wi Fi, and if you have a strong 3/4G connection you stream at that rate as well.


I'm pretty sure I read that iPad supported 720p on the CR app iTunes Store window. But still, the video quality is great on iPad =D
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When the iOS app first came out the video quality was pretty bad. Shortly after (Talking CR time here) the video quality was greatly improved when CR switched to hard subs.

The video looks better than 480p, but I only have a first gen iPad so I do not know what it looks like on the retina display. I do wonder however if the video is being played back with hardware acceleration if the up-scaling makes the video look better.
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Posted 7/26/12

-Chris311- wrote:
The video looks better than 480p, but I only have a first gen iPad so I do not know what it looks like on the retina display. I do wonder however if the video is being played back with hardware acceleration if the up-scaling makes the video look better.

Keep in mind that as the iPad has a 4:3 screen, unless you are playing back 4:3 material you would not be utilizing the full vertical resolution of the screen (when held in landscape mode). The actual vertical resolution of 16:9 material on any iPad prior to the 2012 model would be about 575 pixels.

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Posted 7/26/12 , edited 7/26/12

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-Chris311- wrote:
The video looks better than 480p, but I only have a first gen iPad so I do not know what it looks like on the retina display. I do wonder however if the video is being played back with hardware acceleration if the up-scaling makes the video look better.

Keep in mind that as the iPad has a 4:3 screen, unless you are playing back 4:3 material you would not be utilizing the full vertical resolution of the screen (when held in landscape mode). The actual vertical resolution of 16:9 material on any iPad prior to the 2012 model would be about 575 pixels.



I'm aware of the actual vertical resolution being lower than 768 with 16:9 content, but I have played back some of my ripped DVDs on my iPad ripped at a resolution of 720x480 and if I do not use the stock video player and play back the video with a third party player using software rendering, there is a noticeable lack of upscaling vs if I play the same content with the stock video player. My conclusion is that the stock video player uses hardware acceleration and I was thinking that since the CR APP uses the stock video player that the videos are maybe being upscaled.

I run into the same problem on my Android phone. It has a screen resolution of 960x540 and I use MX Player which supports hardware and software rendering. For 10bit h264 encodes it has to use software rendering, and even videos that are higher resolution (720P) do not produce smooth lines. (Looks like a video game with anti-aliasing turned off) For 8bit encodes it is able to use hardware acceleration and can then scale videos correctly producing much smoother looking lines. 480p content also does not look good if rendered using the software render as it produces lines that are jagged and blurry, and the difference between 540 vertical lines and 480 vertical lines is even less than the difference found on the pre-2012 iPad (575 vs 480)
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