Easiest way to get a video into Camera Roll

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  1. afd macrumors 6502a

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    I've been trying to get a downloaded video (downloaded from PC) into the Camera Roll on an iPad. The video is an MP4 H264 format. I managed to copy it to the camera roll by copying it to GoodReader via iTunes, then opening in iMovie on iPad and then exporting to camera roll. I also tried copying to the DCIM folder on a SD card and using camera adapter but the file wasn't shown.

    Has anyone got any getter suggestions?
     
  2. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    Convert to itunes compatible format via handbrake software. Add to itunes library. Move from itunes library to iPad.

    If already in correct format, skip first step.

    Pretty much what I do when I copy DVDs to itunes, then put on iPad for airplane watching.
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    Does handbrake decrypt too now? I have a bunch of DVD's I'd like to rip and put on my devices as well.
     
  4. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    I think it does, but I generally use DVDFAB's free ripping product to rip DVDs to my hard drive. I then point handbrake at it to convert to itunes format.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the info I'll check it out. Do you know if there is a way to rip a DVD and keep the chapters intact?
     
  6. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for reply but I want to get the video into the Camera Roll not the Movies app.
     
  7. caesarp macrumors 6502a

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    Try this. Plug ipad into computer. Then drag movie fie to camera roll folder. You can see folder of photos like any camera.
     
  8. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That won't work on a Mac, it doesn't show up in the finder as a disk like it would in windows. I'm fairly certain I've tried that before and it did't work, copied fine but didn't show up on iPad. I'll give it a go when I get to work on Monday.
     
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