64 GB iPad Almost Full with Movies

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LadyX, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    I have a 64 GB iPad 3 and I have a total of 15 movies on it, 7 of which are HD. The movies in whole take up 39 GB and so I only have 8.6 GB (after deleting unwanted apps) of available storage as 48.6 GB has been used. Is there any other way of watching my movies on my iPad, other than having to put them on my iPad?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Stream them with any of the various streaming services (Netflix, for example).
     
  3. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Store the movies on your comp, and stream them using air video. You will need a speedy Internet connection to be able of viewing a decent resolution.
     
  4. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    Import them in iTunes => AirPlay
     
  5. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Why don't people just using the "Sharing" facility built in to osx. I watch my vids using the normal video app. :confused:

    *does AirVideo work when you're not at home?
     
  6. LadyX thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Is Air Play different than Air Video? And will I need Wi-Fi in order to watch the movies?

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    I don't live in the U.S.

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    I haven't heard of the Sharing facility. What is it? And I too watch my movies using the built-in Video app.
     
  7. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    You'll have to be connected to the same WiFi network. And for those movies you want on-the-go, those you can import on your iPad. This way you get to save tons of capacity

     
  8. MH01 macrumors G4

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    If your within your home network, there are various ways as people have already replied.

    On the road, you limited by your storage on the Ipad.

    It would have been awesome if apple allowed an external HD to connect to the Ipad. Brilliant for videos, music and photos on the go.

    My issue with Airplay is that, if I am at home, the iPad is probably the last device I would want to watch a movie on. Big ass TV screen with a dedicated surround sound all the way.

    The other thing you might consider is reducing the size of the HD videos, Sounds like whatever you encoded them is an overkill for the ipad.
     
  9. skuid87 macrumors regular

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    Plex Media Center

    I would STRONGLY recommend the Plex App with Plex Media Server.

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/plex/id383457673?mt=8
    http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/

    The Media Server will run on your Mac/Linux/Windows machine and manage all your media beautifully. It will automatically download covers, synopsis, genre, actor/director, rating etc.
    But most importantly, it will act as a hub to distribute your movies/tv shows/music to a range of client devices (including your iPad).
    Just download the Plex App (link above), it's only £3. The Media Server is free.

    The best part is that it works on both your internal network, and over the internet! If you have a decent enough upload bandwidth you can stream 720p (and even 1080p) over the net without a hiccup! Setup & Config is an absolute breaze too. So I have access to my library of over 800 films (all HD) from anywhere in the world.

    I have my Plex Media Server sending content to my iPad, my wife's iPad, my living room AppleTV (this has to be jailbroken to install Plex client as there is no official App Store for AppleTV yet). And then you can securely share your library with others too. So my brother from his home also has access, and well as my in-laws home. It's fantastic.

    The only thing I keep on my iPad are Apps and a selection of Photos. If I'm gonna be travelling on a long flight, then I'll store a couple of movies on there. Otherwise, movies are always dished out via Plex.
     
  10. TjeuV macrumors 6502

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    Considered an apple TV ? Watch your movies through AirPlay on your big-ass TV with your dedicated surround system :cool:

     
  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Just not over LTE.
     
  12. davenz macrumors regular

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    Use a VPN. Netflix works anywhere
     
  13. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    And this is why i was hoping for a128GB model. But , the above holds true, you don't have to eat up all your space with movies....A couple at a time is my way.
     
  14. skuid87 macrumors regular

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    We have Netflix here in the UK now, but the selection is TERRIBLE. Perhaps it'll get better with time (it's only been around for a few months), but I cancelled my subscription right away.

    The OP already has the movies he wants to watch. I think the solution should allow him to steam his own collection to his iPad.
     
  15. MH01 macrumors G4

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    yup, that is what I run at home, though not through airplay, Mac mini connected to a NAS on the home network.

    Ipad is for flights and travel in relation to movies.
     
  16. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    It will play all your vids over wifi that are stored in iTunes. I'm not at my mac at the moment so I can't advise where to go. :(
     
  17. LadyX thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed!

    Exactly!! Which is why I'm not interested in AirPlay/Air Video/Sharing facility.

    I download HD movies via the iTunes store. I don't make any changes to them.

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    Is that even legal?

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    I guess you're both right. Oh well, what I'll do is, I'm going to remove the movies I won't be watching anytime soon.
     
  18. G77 macrumors regular

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    It is called Home Sharing.
     
  19. SporkLover macrumors 6502

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    You are only watching the movies on your iPad right? If thats so, then you can start by optimizing the quality of the video files; on a small screen like an iPad the difference between 1080p and 720p videos will be hard to tell. You can opt for good 720p quality videos and save space. This is what I do; my 720P videos are sometimes nearly 50% smaller than a 1080p videos.
     
  20. LadyX thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That seems like a good idea as I only watch the movies on my iPad. What program do you use?
     
  21. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Thats the chap. Thats an iTunes feature right?
     
  22. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    You aren't and they have. The GoFlex Satellite by Seagate allows you to stream content from a portable HD. I've read mixed reviews however.


    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/external/external-hard-drive/goflex-satellite
     
  23. oli356 macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand why anyone would need that many movies on their iPad at once..
     
  24. LadyX thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have a long trip tomorrow and I couldn't settle on what movies I'd like to watch on the trip so I decided to put as many in order to have a variety of choices to choose from :eek:

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    That looks like a really great product but it needs Wi-Fi which makes it useless for streaming movies on-the-go :(
     
  25. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    You misunderstand. It generates it's own WiFi signal and IPaddress. You connect to it via WIFI from your iPad. Think of it like a Hotspot minus the Internet. You can access the media via your iPads browser, their App or other methods. No other WiFi source needed...just your iPad and the Seagate.
     

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