Add video/audio to iPad without iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FreakinSyco, Nov 16, 2010.

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    FreakinSyco

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    I've got my iPad that I sync with another computer. I also have a iPad formatted movie on this computer that I'd like to add to my iPad.

    Can I copy that movie to my iPad without iTunes? iTunes wants me to delete everything to get it to sync to this computer.
     
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    zhenya

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    You'll have to use a 3rd party app. Goodreader is among the best at this.
     
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    FreakinSyco

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    How can I use GoodReader? I want to transfer the file from my Mac desktop to my iPad library, whatever it takes.
     
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    zhenya

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    Dude, RTFM.

    It's simple, and there are a multitude of ways to do what you want with Goodreader.
     
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    FreakinSyco

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    You may have found a winner. I already had a folder share of my Downloads folder on my Mac. I enabled the FTP option under System Preferences. Then using GoodReader I added the FTP server from local wifi. I'm now downloading the movie from my Mac to the iPad. Its 3.1GB so this could take ages. It doesn't help that GoodReader is stuck on the notification that "interface may freeze for awhile while downloading".

    I'll update when it fails or completes.
     
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    You can add movies via the camera connector kit but the important thing to remember is to change your settings to "manually manage" on the computer you set your iPad up on initially. That way you can add content from any computer without syncing.
     
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    zhenya

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    Tip: Try the USB helper app. You have to use an exe on the host computer, but it is much, much faster than wifi.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    super basic query

    super basic question: should i download GoodReader onto the iPad or mac desktop? or does it matter. thanks!
     
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    solaris

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    Sure, use a 3rd. part player, like AVPlayerHD
     
  10. Ronnoco, Jul 2, 2011
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    Ronnoco

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    Exactly...AVPlayerHD is excellent and plays about any codec and easily adds video files via iTunes sync...I use it everyday along with VLC Player for iOS which unfortunately isn't available anymore.
    Between the two players I have over 40GB's of video (avi and mkv) on my iPad2 and they play perfectly.
    I've also put 720p BluRay rips on my iPad and they look beautiful and play perfectly without a hiccup...
     

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