watch films full screen ipad

chiploi

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Is it possible to watch films full screen on Ipad? I seem to get picture in letterbox type when viewing with mirroring to tv.
 

tuxen

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I'm likely to misunstand your question, because you do not describe it very well so beer with be.

If the file is 16:9 it should be fullscreen. However many movies are 1:85 which still give you some black bars on a wide screen TV but ofcause less than a normal 4:3 TV.
 

chiploi

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It seems to be whether I use airplay or mirroring. If I watch a tv programme through ATV I watch it full screen, but if watched with my ipad through xbmc I can only mirror it and watch it in a smaller box on my tv. If I watch Filmon or Youtube with my ipad I can airplay at full screen on my tv.
Is it possible to use airplay to watch videos in xbmc with the ipad?
 

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It seems to be whether I use airplay or mirroring. If I watch a tv programme through ATV I watch it full screen, but if watched with my ipad through xbmc I can only mirror it and watch it in a smaller box on my tv. If I watch Filmon or Youtube with my ipad I can airplay at full screen on my tv.
Is it possible to use airplay to watch videos in xbmc with the ipad?
I think the development to use airplay to watch videos in xbmc with the ipad is still ongoing.

It started from April (see below April cycle)
http://xbmc.org/natethomas/2012/05/02/xbmc-11-0-april-cycle/

It is now into Aug cycle
http://xbmc.org/natethomas/2012/09/06/xbmc-august-2012-cycle/

If you want to try it out, you need to install the nightly build or monthly build

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Install_XBMC_on_iPad/iPhone/iPod_touch#Nightly_builds
 
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tuxen

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It seems to be whether I use airplay or mirroring. If I watch a tv programme through ATV I watch it full screen, but if watched with my ipad through xbmc I can only mirror it and watch it in a smaller box on my tv. If I watch Filmon or Youtube with my ipad I can airplay at full screen on my tv.
Is it possible to use airplay to watch videos in xbmc with the ipad?
I think this is somehow normal behavior because the iPad screen is not 16:9 format (I always wondered why) the mirroring needs to take care of this and scale it to 1280x720 on the tv. If the receiving program is not aware of this one could imagine aspect deformations.
 
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Sprenger

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Ha, makes sense. This has bugged the crap out of me! For a LONG TIME!
Just registered to give some additional information on this.
I use my jailbroken iPad2 with xbmc - Na*i-X to stream to my non-jailbroken AT3. With the use of a Cydia app called DisplayOut I can adjust the output via Airplay so I no longer have the black bars but a nice fullscreen mirroring instead.