iPad Apple's "file restrictions"

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by soundklinik, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. soundklinik macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Hi all, I am a n00b with Apple, got into (iPad AIR) only because of the quality of apps for music and low latency in audio.
    I got 16 GB pad.., thinking OK, later I get a WIFI card reader or wifiHDD, to extend the HDD capacity.

    I need to pre-listen, copy, paste .WAV files between wifi hdd <> ipad. Possible?

    I contacted manufacturers of WIFI readers/HDDs, they said that because of APPLE restrictions, only photos can be manipulated etc...wtf?

    My question is: is there an app that does that, some file manager or does jailbreak do this, or is there another solution to be able to handle wav files and extend my hdd capacity?

    THANK you for help.

    PS I contacted Apple, only to talk to a useless representative that didn't even know what is a wav...lol
  2. soundklinik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014

    250 people read it and nobody has a clue...oh well

    Is there a place (another forum) that I might get an answer with a solution?
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    Hmmmm, strange.....so after all this time and over 200 hits, you were not able to come to the conclusion, that it's just not possible :)
  4. soundklinik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014
    Sorry I wasn't able to come to that conclusion, I guess I am a bit slow but you seem to be teeming with wit and intelligence, perhaps you could explain to me why it isn't possible, because I simply find it hard to believe why a 5th generation $500 iPad can't transfer a simple wav file from one device to another.:mad:
  5. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    So you're trying to transfer wav files back and forth between your external network HDD and your iPad? Is this correct? Have you tried iFile and the remote server capability? You'd probably have to use a laptop to grab the files and place them on the HDD.
  6. soundklinik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014
    HI Bumpy, yes, (I have a PC and-samples, and can connect/transfer via iTunes)...I have no problem moving/copy/paste samples (or folders with samples) that I made on PC to iPad via iTunes, but it's long and a bit "outdated"...also, I will be happy to move samples one way only=HDD>>>iPad, I can delete them

    I am after one of these WI-FI HDDs that create their own WIFI or can be plugged into router with RJ45 cable, http://www.amazon.com/Emtec-EMTEC-W...qid=1419238431&sr=8-1&keywords=emtec+wifi+hdd
    only I didn't buy it yet (the WIFI HDD)...need to know if it works first...;)

    Then there is this app: FILE Browser. http://appshopper.com/utilities/filebrowser-access-files-on-remote-computers

    This is what I got from Rav Power, that makes a WIFI SDcard reader:
    So you see the last sentence^^^ here from a company that makes these things. But do they know iFile Browser?
    I have an HDD available, but not wireless and I have to plug it into PC, pre-listen samples, put them into a folder, load the folder into Audio Share from there copy/paste into app X, very long and silly..

    I want something that can do this wi-fi, I want to put all my samples, music on the WIFI drive,
    that communicates with iPad-(no problem there), it's that I don't know if I can listen to them on the WIFIHDD and then can I read/copy/paste/.wav files from WIFI HDD to my ipad, to Audio Share?
    Is it asking too much?
    Sorry for long post...THANKS
  7. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000


    Apr 5, 2011
    Fidalgo Island
    I didn't read all of what's going on but I use Cyberduck on my Mac to transfer files over a wifi connection. A wav wouldn't be any different. Only issue is Cyberduck is Mac exclusive...
  8. soundklinik thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2014

    Not possible? Really?...maybe according to you...

    Actually it is, I can pre-listen to wav samples either on my PC, or WIFI HDD and them open them in another app...

    So you know what you can do with your "smart conclusion" right?

    Edit: PS Thanks nwmtnBiker
  9. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    I am glad you figured it out...simple Google search would do the same thing for you :)

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