iPad Video

Hulu Negotiates Broadcast Rights for iPad App

Hulu's free TV streaming service is back in the news with the announcement of other television apps for the iPad coming on launch day. Rumors of an iPhone app from Hulu have swirled around the company for a year now, with no application ever hitting the App Store. Now Hulu, seeing an opportunity on the iPad platform, is said to be negotiating rights clearances with content providers for the device.

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Any mobile Hulu app would likely be based on a subscription model to increase revenues. Although the company has been profitable in the last two quarters, the NY Times reports that some of its 200 content suppliers believe revenue from the service needs to increased. 903 million video streams were watched using Hulu this January.

Loads of TV Shows and Movies Coming to iPad

It's official, Netflix is going to be available on the iPad from launch day: April 3rd. Subscribers paying at least $8.99 per month will be able to access unlimited streaming television and movie content from the service on their Apple tablets. Netflix isn't the only company gearing to provide video on the iPad, however.

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We knew that Apple was planning to sell movies, TV shows, and music using iTunes from the beginning. As the days dwindle before the iPad ship date for the masses, more and more alternative sources of entertainment are popping up. ABC is developing its own iPad application so that viewers can access content on the go.

iPad Subscription TV Plans Postponed by Apple

According to a report in today's Wall Street Journal, Apple has put on hold plans to offer subscriptions to television shows via iTunes on the soon to be released iPad. Though the plans for subscription television via iTunes are not necessarily being shelved permanently, they are reportedly on hold pending more successful negotiations with television executives.

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With the iPad release date nearing, Apple had reportedly been trying to strike a deal for the subscription model with network executives. However, Apple and the networks have been unable to come to terms, largely because of alleged concerns by the networks that such a model could potentially endanger

What video formats will the iPad play/support?

The Apple iPad supports the following video codecs:

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

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Will the iPad play/support AVI video files?

Yes, if the AVI file is compatible with the Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) standard. Apple users may find this surprising since the company's previous mobile devices did not support AVI files.

This is the first time Apple has provided support for video playback beyond MPEG-4 and QuickTime formats on iPhone OS. PCM stereo audio is also supported in AVI files on the iPad.

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First iPad Commercial Debuts at Oscars

In typical Apple (AAPL) form, Jobs & Co. took advantage of the 2010 Oscars to unveil the first iPad television commercial. Apple has aired iPhone commercials during the Oscars at the past, and has debuted products using high-profile television spots before. Many bloggers had predicted an iPad spot during the Oscars.

The television spot was relatively simple, running only 30-seconds and featuring a barrage of

Hulu Abandoning Flash for the iPad?

A new rumor, circulated this week, suggests that Hulu is actively developing a solution to bring a compatible version of the second largest video outlet on the web to the iPad. The current version of the Hulu website is not iPad compatible, due to the lack of Flash support. Hulu uses Flash to deliver its video content to viewers.

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An inside source has purported that Hulu is already moving forward on plans to bring Hulu to the iPad, and while unsubstantiated, the claim makes a reasonable amount of sense. One one hand, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has called for a strong focus on moving into mobile. On another hand, although Hulu uses Flash to deliver their video content, the shows and movies that Hulu offers viewers is actually already encoded in

Can I watch Hulu on the iPad?

Looks like the answer is no. Flash is not supported on the iPad. Hulu requires Flash.

Rumors surfaced last year that Hulu was working on an impressive iPhone application to stream all television content. The app has not surfaced and Hulu has not commented on whether or not the app is still in development.

If Hulu released an app, iPhone and iPad users would be able to watch shows without Flash. Until this happens, Hulu fans are out of luck with the iPad.

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