How can I put my avi files onto iTunes for iPad, and no tab button on Pages??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JS82189, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. JS82189 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    #1
    Hey so I wanted to convert my .avi and some .mkv files as well to iPad resolution... Im concerned that using the standard iPhone converter will ruin the resolution....


    Also anyone notice there is no Tab button in Pages? unless I can't find it thats a pretty big oversight

    Also I can't seem to download .PDF files!! anyone able to get this?
     
  2. JS82189 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    #2
    bump, I dont want to see this get knocked off of the front page too fast!
     
  3. phishindsn macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    #3
    You on mac or windows?

    Handbrake has preset for AppleTV, thats what I am copying to mine as we speak.
     
  4. pruppert macrumors 6502

    pruppert

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    #4
    Yes handbrake is good and has preset conversion settings for iPhone that I imagine you could use for converting for iPad. You may also check out the Air Video app for iPhone. It lets you stream the videos (whatever the codec may be) from your mac to the iPhone. It does this via "live" conversion on the mac end. Works over wifi or 3G. Developer has stated that an iPad version of the app is due soon after he actually gets his hands on one.
     
  5. pruppert macrumors 6502

    pruppert

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    #5
    As for PDF, I would go with a dedicated PDF reading app. I've used GoodReader on the iPhone and been very pleased. I've read some early reviews that the iPad version is also very nice.

    As for the tab button, I do not have an iPad yet so could not speak to the abilities or configurability of the Pages software keyboard. However, you could always hit space bar 5 times or use the bluetooth keyboard or keyboard dock which have the tab button.
     
  6. jonesboy macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    #6
  7. JS82189 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    #7
    Air video is OK but it requires the battery draining WiFi!!

    Right now Im using Good Reader and its a lifesaver.. having problems downloading PDF through anything but iTunes synch..

    The other problem is I can't annotate which means I have to open up Notes when my lecture teacher makes a correction or adds some bonus question info

    and Pages does have a tab button, u just have to hop into portrait for a variety of things like bold, italic, tab, etc etc
     
  8. JS82189 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    #8
    Thought Id bump and say thanks for Handbrake, exactly what I needed!

    Im going to make a new thread seeing if I can find a pdf reader that can ANNOTATE, this is the biggest PDF need for me.
     
  9. mtfield macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    #9
    IAnnotate if a great PDF reader and annotator
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #10
    Then you shouldn't have posted in on launch day. :D
     
  11. JS82189 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    #11
    It doesnt say anything about PDFs...

    I downloaded PadNotes, which seems to be good enough for what I need, but I can't find a way to import, so I may get a refund. It says it can do this but doesn't say where or show any sign that it can.
     
  12. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Location:
    my house
    #12
    handbrake never converted files well for me, I use Squared 5 for that. Could be a good safety for you
     
  13. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #13
    Handbrake doesn't have a good iPad preset yet and had trouble with some of my wmv files, so I ended up going with xilisoft iPad converter, which has worked very well.
     
  14. loteq macrumors newbie

    loteq

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    #14
  15. JS82189 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    #15
    thx, i am looking at the freeware side of things

    iAnnotate PDF is working perfectly, and I am ISO a refund for buying PadNotes which is currently broken and has ZERO support.
     

Share This Page