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What type of video files can I watch on my iPad?

I usually only have .avi files; is there an app that will allow me to play them?

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I rephrased your question, also, if you want to ask a question about Cydia, please ask another separate question (after searching if it wasn't already asked) – Loïc Wolff Mar 3 '11 at 10:04

You could also try AirVideo, which will convert and stream xvid (and other formats) from a local PC.

You can connect to it via local network or remotely as well.

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You can use OPlayer HD to watch your video on your iPad. There's also a free ad-supported version available

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I usually use Handbrake to convert everything to .mp4 or .m4v (iTunes-friendly extension) before importing it to iTunes and syncing it to an iDevice. Just open it up and give it a source file, pick the proper preset, and press Go.

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Another idea is converting your videos using Macroplant's Adapter. Quite simple to do.

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Use VLC for the iPad (link is directly to the apple store for VLC)

Quicky guide through here

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VLC is no longer on the App Store – Loïc Wolff Mar 3 '11 at 10:03

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