iTunes and Video Importing

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XAKEP

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Last time I have had an Apple product iPhone 4 was the thing. Few years have passed, and my Wife decided to get herself an iPad. Today she asked me if she can have our library that I have on PC to stream on her iPad. Sure thing I said knowing I have minidlna on my openwrt router ,,,,,and then I remember horrors of iTunes.

I just have one simple question. Is there a way to stream my MKV and AVI files that have nothing to do with MPEG-4 (most are DTS/AC3 with H.264/H.265) to iPad because I am sweating now thinking I'll need like a year to encode my 4TB library into MP4 format that compatible with damn iTunes and then use same iTunes to do crappy sharing for apple infrastructure ...

Last time (like 8 years ago) I checked iTunes bitching about everything other than like 2 formats that it can play, lossless audio format from apple and like MP4 is it still correct or they decided to be nice and give us something better like AC3/divx/h.265 support ?

Also I really hate to do jailbreaks but if needed I guess I can do it if I have to to share Video from PC in it's native format bypassing iTunes altogether

Thank you guys !.
 

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dont know much about apple devices as i hate the proprietary crap--if i bought something i want to do whatever i like with it

but does this help?

http://osxdaily.com/2014/08/03/watch-mkv-avi-video-ipad-iphone-vlc/
 

mcnumpty23

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dont know much about apple devices as i hate the proprietary crap--if i bought something i want to do whatever i like with it

but does this help?

http://osxdaily.com/2014/08/03/watch-mkv-avi-video-ipad-iphone-vlc/
 
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