iPad Best way to get Photos to and From iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by harleymhs, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. harleymhs macrumors 6502

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    Hey Guys, Im looking for a device that I can get photos FROM my IPAD to a EXTERNAL HD.. So If I was on a trip at the end of the day I can transfer all the photos from the SD reader to Ipad view them then take them off the IPAD to a portable or WIFI hard drive.. I looked at the Kingston WI Drive it wont allow you to go from the ipad to the drive! Only from DRIVE to Ipad! I see Seagate makes a wireless 1TB wireless HD but NO mention if it can go from Ipad to HD ! Thanks for any help ....
     
  2. ChittagongBoy macrumors member

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    Sign up from Dropbox, install on Ipad and turn on CAMERA UPLOADs, connect HD to any pc - drag and drop.
     
  3. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont want to take a PC with me on vacation... Im looking for a small wireless HD that can go from IPAD to HD...
     
  4. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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  5. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!!! I found this as well!

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Wirel...0498313&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+wireless+plus
     
  6. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    JUST bought it from B&H .. Ill report back here when I get it... Looks PERFECT! Plus you can put in a SD card into the unit as well as wireless! Perfect for what Im looking to do with it! Thanks!!!!
     
  7. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    I'm a new/first time iPad owner. I have had my iPad for just over 2 weeks.

    Among other apps I planned on using, I want to use my iPad to play music video's. Like iTunes, but with music video's, vs mp3 files. I have about 1400 videos, but that number is slowly growing.

    On my Mac, I would have used either MPlayer or VLC. As far as I can tell, MPlayer does exist yet on the iPad, and although VLC does, it doesn't have all the features I require yet. As such, I have been looking at a lot of different media players on the App store. I have also wasted a bunch of money there in my exploration.

    Anyway, to bring this back into topic, the one thing all these players had in common was the upload/download capability sucked, and especially for large quantity of files. Yea, the drag and drop thing is there, and I haven't found it to work good for any of them.

    Anyway, I ultimately just jailbroke my iPad. It works great! Not that I ever doubted Apple, but under the GUI, there is Mac OS X Unix.

    I made a common place to store all my files, so I am not having to keep uploading video's to my iPad everytime I decide to buy a new media player. I just make a symlink to the new applications "Documents" directory, and I am good to go.

    And when I add/remove/modify files on my desktop, I just rsync my video directory to my iPad, and I am good to go.

    Ease of use, the ultimate in flexability and capability, and best of all, no evil cloud to contend with.

    And this works just as well with photo's and movies I make using my iPad.
     
  8. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Tried nPlayer yet?
     
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  10. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    no, I have not. I will check it out.

    I have spent a lot of time reviewing the archives, and also trying out a lot of free media players in the App store. I have purchased, probably 4 or 5 apps. After spending some time doing the above, I ultimately even started a thread to discuss this, but only got one (lame) reply to go search the archives.

    In hindsite, after all the time spent so far, I wish I would have made a spreadsheet documenting all the ones I had tried, with features I needed and things that were missing. I may still try to go back and do that.

    harleymhs - sorry for hijacking your thread.

    But just to re-iterate my earlier comments, I am probably not your average jailbreaker, and I haven't really purchased much from the Cydia app store yet, aside from the BSD userland stuff. But for me, the ability to ssh and to rsync large directories of files to my iPad have been a Godsend. This may or may not be something you are interested in perusing, but if nothing else, it presents another option both to you, and to anyone else who has similar needs.
     
  11. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope it works for you! I also hope it works for me -- I pulled the trigger this morning. If the kids can stream movies to their own devices on car trips, they won't have to share (i.e. juggle and drop) a laptop.
     
  12. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine is arriving today!! I'll report back later!!
     
  13. harleymhs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Arrived a few minutes ago. Worked right out of the box, SD card slot is GREAT! Easy app to work with can go to and from an Apple device and from a SD card to the device... Great ITEM! Will use it on a trip to Aruba and take the photos from the SD card every day and store them on the units 64GB storage for safe keeping! Then plug the unit in when I get home and take them from the memory to computer! Plus you can stream movies from it as well! An added bonus ! Not sure how to get the movies from itunes from the computer to device though ... Some people store movies on an SD card .. again not sure how to get the movies to an SD card... Will check into that! GOOD PRODUCT! SO FAR!

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  15. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice! Thanks for the feedback!

    Do you mean you can transfer content directly from the card to the device? It sounded from the reviews that this feature was in the works but hadn't been implemented yet. Would be nice if it was....
     

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