Best way to store m4v files on iPad pro ?

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  1. triple-tap macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I recently downloaded several workout videos onto my iPad pro 32gb. 128 wasn't an option when I purchased the iPad due to price.

    Anyway, the videos are currently taking up ~5gb of space on the iPad. The files are only accessible through my Photos app. Also, I am unable to title the videos or organize them in any meaningful way.

    What is the best solution for me in regard to space? Is there a better method or format that I should be using to convert the video files ? Is there a better way to manage (and possibly even name the files)???

    Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. masotime macrumors 68000

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  3. zonazolazia macrumors member

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    Most video players allow folder system. If your space is limited, try storing the video to cloud storage.
     
  4. triple-tap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the responses. I should have mentioned, I am looking for something that does NOT require internet connection to view the videos. So, a cloud based option won't work.

    Many of the places I'll be using the videos do not have wifi.
     
  5. max2 macrumors 68000

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    nPlayer won't let me enable Wi-Fi Transfer. Why ?
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    In that case, maybe consider using a wifi hard drive?
     
  7. eltoslightfoot macrumors regular

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    Man, that nplayer is awesome. I don't even have to connect to my iTunes PC (that I use for my apple TV) to get my digitized DVDs. I pointed it at the shared drive, hold tap on a file, and boom! Downloaded to my iPad. Perfect for my business trips! Thank you masotime!
     
  8. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Oh my god nPlayer support replied within 5 minutes.

    It is awesome!
     
  9. triple-tap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you very much for the tip. This player is amazing. I tried the free version, and it is great. I will likely purchase the full version in the next day or two. The pop-up suck, but I appreciate their necessity in the free version of the software. Developers gotta eat too.
     
  10. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Infuse let's you download files directly and has all the movie artwork. It's by far my favorite player. It has a great interface and not having to deal with iTunes is nice too.
     
  11. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Can someone with nPlayer check something for me please?

    When you go to Wi-Fi Transfer can you enable HTTP/WebDAV ?
     
  12. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Never mind figured it out.

    Doesn't work no buy from me.
     
  13. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    You could copy the files to a file manager app like Documents, which should support playback for most video formats.
     
  14. 617aircav Suspended

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    So much for it being a pro when you can't do something as simple as changing the name of a file.
     
  15. iRaynor SK macrumors regular

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    I use nPlayer too :)

    It can save videos to my WD My Cloud NAS and stream it via AirPlay (AppleTV set-top-box) to TV :)
     
  16. triple-tap thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Although you are clearly here to troll.... the fact that I needed to LEARN how to change the file names does not mean it was impossible. nPlayer allows you to do just that - change file names - at will.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. 617aircav Suspended

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    It's not something one should have to knock your brains to learn. It's a basic computer feature. One would expect a pro device to do that.
     
  18. max2 macrumors 68000

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    Infuse is still the best.
     
  19. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Not for the OP's needs though. I tried it out, there doesn't seem to be an obvious means for renaming files. Interesting.

    What's also unfortunate is that the "automatic artwork download" is not perfect. I tried a sample MP4 demo file download from http://techslides.com/demos/sample-videos/small.mp4. The... "guess" that infuse made about the content is... NSFW....
     
  20. max2 macrumors 68000

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    nPlayer won't let me enable Wi-Fi Transfer. Why ? It only happens on my iPad not my iPhone.
     
  21. masotime macrumors 68000

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    I just tried it on my iPad mini 4, works flawlessly. I'm not sure why it doesn't work in your case. Network configuration issues?

    However, you should read my post more carefully. For the OP's needs, which involve file organization rather than wifi transfer, it suits the OP better apparently.
     
  22. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    In the movie info pane you can search the database to select the correct artwork.
     
  23. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Thanks! That is good to know.

    I had actually considered purchasing Infuse as well. I was mostly waiting out for h.265 support. The automatic database looks like it might be convenient, I'll have to play with it for a while....

    EDIT: Hmmm... It seems that using the Edit Metadata > Use embedded metadata feature doesn't stick, it defaults back to the first entry.

    Perhaps Infuse is best used for popular published movies rather than personal movie clips?
     
  24. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know. It sticks for me.

    My annoyance is that I have to search for each incorrect movie on every device rather than it syncing (they said they were going to implement this feature though). With two phones, iPad, and two Apple TVs it gets annoying.
     
  25. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Actually it looks like you're right. Looks like my Kung Fu movies which are hard to find in the database have reverted to the wrong selections.

    The developer is quite active in the Apple TV apps forum on this site so I'm going to ping him to see what's up.
     

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