Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:45 PM   #1
Martylaa
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Durham
iPad Mini movies from hard drive

Can you watch movies from potable hard drive on the mini?
Martylaa is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:22 PM   #2
MFL2012
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martylaa View Post
Can you watch movies from potable hard drive on the mini?
The Kingston Wi Drive works well, but is limited in size(64 GB max I think). Still, with Handbrake, you're looking at 30 or so movies.
MFL2012 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:17 PM   #3
poloponies
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: May 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martylaa View Post
Can you watch movies from potable hard drive on the mini?
Wireless:

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Wirele...+wireless+plus

Wired:

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Wirele...+wireless+plus
poloponies is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 18, 2013, 09:03 AM   #4
Jman13
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
I use an Airstash, which I like for a few reasons:

1) It's about the size of a pack of gum, so quite tiny (it's like a large USB stick)....smaller than the HD equivalents.

2) I can pop whatever SD cards I want in it. I have a 32 GB in there now, so I can put a bunch of movies on it, and serve to my iPad + other devices at the same time.

If I need more storage, I can buy extra SD cards. If you were carrying 50 moves or so, it would make more sense to get one of the streaming HD solutions, but for 5-10 movies, this works great, and spare SD cards are cheap. Works great.

Only downside is that it's not that cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-AirStas...words=airstash
Jman13 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:08 AM   #5
Martylaa
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Durham
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jman13 View Post
I use an Airstash, which I like for a few reasons:

1) It's about the size of a pack of gum, so quite tiny (it's like a large USB stick)....smaller than the HD equivalents.

2) I can pop whatever SD cards I want in it. I have a 32 GB in there now, so I can put a bunch of movies on it, and serve to my iPad + other devices at the same time.

If I need more storage, I can buy extra SD cards. If you were carrying 50 moves or so, it would make more sense to get one of the streaming HD solutions, but for 5-10 movies, this works great, and spare SD cards are cheap. Works great.

Only downside is that it's not that cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-AirStas...words=airstash
Des it only work in a wifi enabled area?
Or could I use one at work without wifi?
Martylaa is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:00 PM   #6
Cptnodegard
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martylaa View Post
Can you watch movies from potable hard drive on the mini?


Yes you can.

Before anyone tries to contradict me, quod erat demonstrandum:



Here's what you need:

Jailbroken iPad mini
Lightning to USB camera adapter
FAT32-formatted external hard drive (No NTFS or exFAT)
External power source. This can be a hard drive with its own power source, a powered USB hub, or what I'm using: an external USB cattery pack with a dual-input cable; one going to the Lightning adapter, the other to the battery pack
iFile (app, available from Cydia)



Honestly though, the USB adapter + unpowered USB hub + a few flash drives is a much more portable solution
Cptnodegard is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 1, 2013, 06:02 PM   #7
Fattytail
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jman13 View Post
I use an Airstash, which I like for a few reasons:

1) It's about the size of a pack of gum, so quite tiny (it's like a large USB stick)....smaller than the HD equivalents.

2) I can pop whatever SD cards I want in it. I have a 32 GB in there now, so I can put a bunch of movies on it, and serve to my iPad + other devices at the same time.

If I need more storage, I can buy extra SD cards. If you were carrying 50 moves or so, it would make more sense to get one of the streaming HD solutions, but for 5-10 movies, this works great, and spare SD cards are cheap. Works great.

Only downside is that it's not that cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-AirStas...words=airstash
I have the Airstash as well and it works quite well. It also obviates the need for a camera connection kit since it can import/export photos off SD cards. Pretty nifty.
Fattytail is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Hard Drive or Place Movies on Time Capsule? jbachandouris MacBook Pro 5 Nov 27, 2013 01:24 PM
Finder not finding movies in Hard Drive search vjaaan Digital Video 9 Jul 28, 2013 08:27 AM
iPad mini refurb or wait for iPad mini retina for watching movies? Sunny330 iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 7 Jul 19, 2013 04:09 PM
Hard drive says that I have more movies than I actually do (I think) RhiannonF Mac Basics and Help 2 Oct 7, 2012 02:11 AM
New hard drive required to host movies for ATV2 rediffusion Mac Peripherals 0 Jul 30, 2012 09:24 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC