How To Sync Videos From iTunes To iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Mike4AU, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
    Man, this should not be this difficult.

    I bought my wife a New iPad and copied her photos and videos from her iPad 2 to a folder on the PC. She was using my Apple ID, but I set up her own ID and pointed iTunes to the folder with the photos and videos. The photos synced fine but the videos are not in sight. Also, those videos are showing in the iTunes Movies.

    I have searched for several hours and just can't find the answer.

    Any help will be appreciated.


  2. macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2012
    With iPad connected & selected in iTunes check the video tab and make sure to select sync all videos
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2011
  4. macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Two things:

    If the videos aren’t showing in iTunes, they’re not going to sync. You need to make sure they’re loading into your media library first. If you want, you can simply do it manually: File >> Add to Library (browse to source files)

    Secondly, you don’t _have_ to sync any media, i.e., iTunes and the device have the exact same content. I selected “manually manage” on my media setting for my devices, and I simply drag and drop content from my library to the device (you just click, hold and drag over the device name in the left list).

    It’s not very well known, but you can actually drag files from the filesystem to the mounted device in iTunes and completely bypass the need to have the content in the iTunes media library!

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