Cool thing to do with to get download/view videos with iPad (requires external comp.)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jbbutters, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. jbbutters macrumors newbie

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    (sorry for bad grammar, wrote this distracted and on iPad)

    So after messing with various settings and programs I finally accomplished an idea with before the ipad even came out.

    Say you're on vacation or even just lazy laying in bed, I figured out a fairly simply way to download video torrents and watch them on your ipad with the help of an external computer. Obviously you need a computer at home that's always on or whatever. Obviously you're using torrents too.

    Download utorrent and set up the web ui ( fairly simple but there are guides out there).

    Now log onto your webui through safari. ( usually http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:43234/gui either your internal or external ip depending on where your at.) you can now view your utorrent dashboard in safari.

    Now find the .torrent file you want and copy the URL. Go back to utorrent and click the open button and paste in the URL. It'll start downloading to your download folder.

    Once it's finished use air video (2.99 In app store, fairly slick and worth it). Follow the guides and set it up to your downloads folder.

    And done, you can now view the file you downloaded at home without leaving the iPad or touching your other computer once it's set up. Won't work if video file is in .rars though.
     
  2. jbbutters thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh one more thing I thought the OSX version of utorrent had webui, guess it doesn't. So this requires a windows PC, sorry guys.
     
  3. jbbutters thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After doing a bit more research I found transmission has a good webui for osx.
     

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