Music video playlist on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gat89, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    I have created a playlist with a bunch of music videos ... when I play that playlist on my iPad though, it doesn't give me the option to advance to the next song...

    I think the issue is that when I play it on my iPad it goes straight to the video player which doesn't seem to allow for a playlist... any ideas guys? Thanks!
  2. macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Yeah ive looked to do the same but couldn't find an option for it. Same with TV shows. Was moreso looking to do it with music vids though so could have it as a digital photo frame type thing but with music videos rather than photos.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    it's really annoying! I've been trying to figure this out for the last 3 hours ... i was also going to do the same, use it to just play music videos on the side ... arg, I might return it now.. maybe there is an app that can help us?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2005
    Columbia, SC
    Seriously?? This is the one feature that is make-or-break for whether you keep the iPad or not?

    Sounds like maybe you should never have bought one in the first place.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    yah I really need this feature!! it's so stupid, it works fine on my iphone and itunes!
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    i think I finally figured it out... so apparently when you play a music video in the iPod app, it actually plays it using the music video app

    I was able to create a playlist of videos, open up the ipod app, hit Shuffle on the playlist, and have it shuffle through all the videos. The problem is the iPod app is unable to play video so all I see is a screenshot of the video

    unfortunately there is no app on the iPad that can fix this problem. I'm screwed!!
  7. macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2006
    Simi Valley, CA
    i'm sure it will get fixed in an os update. I would not consider this a make it/break it situation
  8. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2010
    Tech Support No Help

    I have called tech support about this twice. They weren't even aware that you couldn't play music videos continuously. When I got a senior advisor, he had never even tried and had to call me back the next day after he could find someone to loan him an Ipad. Then, it didn't have music videos on it. Very frustrating. I hope they fix this problem soon.
  9. macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2010
    This has been a 3-year problem

    I remember when I got an iPod Touch a few years ago. I tried playing music videos continuously or by shuffle, and alas, I could not (unlike my iPod Classic which does it just fine). I took it back. Fast forward to last week. I tried doing the same with my iPad 64g 3G and imagine my surprise when I discovered it only plays one video at a time. This is not a deal-breaker in any way, but it certainly is a major annoyance. What is the point of having music videos if you cant play them continuously, on shuffle, or build playlists - you know, kind of like music? Apple really needs to address this issue in the next OS update. Are you listening Apple? Hello?
  10. macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2010
    I'm having the same issues. Just bumping this up to hopefully get more attention to the problem.

    I have a large collection of music videos, and having the ipod function force over to the new videos function is just really bad implementation.

    I wouldn't mind if you opened the videos function to view videos, but when I'm doing it in the ipod function, please don't force me over into the video function. It's bad that you can't shuffle/use a play list for videos, but it's even worse that all the music videos then get placed in alphabetical (by song title) order in the video function!

    Anyone know the best way to notify apple of this? I imagine there isn't a huge outcry from people, as music videos aren't a big market, but I'd like to at least make my voice heard.

  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    Come on Apple this is the same problem we complained about with the original iPhone.

    I can't believe you forgot to include this software feature that you already added to the iPhone/iTouch!

    We need a software update quick!
  12. macrumors regular

    The Void

    Oct 29, 2003
    I'm still annoyed that there are no video playlists on the iPod Touch. And now none for the iPad either. Why the hell not? Come on Apple!
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2010
    Needed I agree

    On the iPod I frequently watch large blocks of video podcasts. These can be short, but together can add up to hours. it is a pain NOT to be able to call up an unplanned video podcast list and let it run, but be forced to activate each that I have a 64gb iPad. A giant step backward in functionality
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2010
    non stop video playback for ipad

    Please engineeres of apple do something, that makes the ipad a non stop video playback device. It is annoying that the ipad stops each time a music video finish. Please do something to solve the problem.

  15. macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2010
    Hillsboro, Oregon USA.

    then return it.

    You don't really need an ipad anyway.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2010
    Your reply was so unbelievably rude and unhelpful that I had to register just to say that it's statements like yours that are a barrier to help and learning. I hope it was just an honest "typing without thinking" act on your part.

    To the original poster,
    I too bought an iPad to be a cheap portable wireless TV and it simply terrible at that. Unlike you Gamecock, I buy devices to serve as specific tools, and just wanted a little screen in my workshop for playing videos and infrequently working on the web. When I want to program, I have an office with plenty of Apple Horsepower for the job.

    I had even thought I could buy three or four iPads for my guests to use while we were having our meetings, and Showing Clients our Programing designs. (probably still will).

    Sadly, the first one I bought was for just to Video play listing. Very disappointing that such an obvious feature is missing.

    Apple seriously missed a usability mark on a core feature there. But then what should we expect from company that cares more about marketing strategy than usability these days?

    I have 3 iPhones, ~10 iPods of various generations and buy a dozen or so other Apple Products (Lap Tops, displays, render stations, etc) a year for my business, so I *AM* an Apple Fan Boy. That said, Apple HORRIBLY missed the mark on iPad video.

    Hopefully, someone will see this thread and make an iPad Application that looks as good as the iTunes application, but will actually playlist video properly. Maybe Gamecock can make an app for that?

    Be Kind to one another guys, we all buy our toys for different reasons.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
    You can play videos continuously by setting them to TV Show

    Hi, my first post here, so easy on me, ok? ;-)

    I found a way to play videos continuously on the iPad. That is by setting the movie media kind to TV Show. The movie app treats TV Show like Playlist on the iPod app. So it will play all the clips inside the show continuously. I posted the full steps descriptions on my blog. Check it out:

    Hope this works for you as it did for me.

  18. macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2009
    Can someone check if 4.2 makes this task of continuous video playback any better?
  19. macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2009
    4.2 does not fix the issue with video playlists. yes it is an issue, a major one that should get fixed.
  20. macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2009
    Windermere, FL
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    This actually has me considering returning my iPad as well. I use music video playlists constantly & was running out of space on my 32 GB iPod Touch (and iPhone 4), so I figured, "Well, video playlists work so well on those devices and I could use more space, so maybe I'll make the jump to a 64GB iPad," only to discover that this very basic functionality is missing. Seriously considering returning it for a 64GB iPod Touch now. Yes, there are workarounds, but should we seriously NEED to have a workaround for something as simple as this? Geez.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2010
    I know this thread is old but has anyone figured out an answer yet? I have over 400 music videos and really want this feature. I don't have this problem on my iPod 4.1 OS just on my new iPad with 4.2
  22. macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2008
    Hong Kong
    I know this is old, but my new app called "Video Playlist" was developed just to address this issue, hope it could help.
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    Just wanted to say, I just bought your app in the app store and it is great! Thanks for addressing this issue!
  24. X2thaP, Jan 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011

    macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    if only people would read post #17 by vinhkhoa... then you would have a FREE and BUILT-IN way of doing it...
    ah well... I guess reading is just too difficult for some people...
  25. macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    Will have to try video playlist app and see if that helps.

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