How to open web linked AVI file on iPad from email..Help!!!

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  1. RIPNHL2005 macrumors member

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    I've been tasked at work to get this file to open locally on iPad through a web link sent via email, but I can't seem to get it to work!

    I click on link and it says Safari cannot download this file.
    I tried saving attachment in gmail but even though I see the file on iPad in gmail it won't show any option to actually save it locally.

    Does anyone know how to get this to open locally on iPad???

    http://cache.cantos.com/flash/hsba-r010/HSBC_heatmaps_from1990v2.avi

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You need an app like GoodReader. Or a web browser app that has file downloading function. Or maybe try this app called File Browser. In any case, you need an app for that, as iPad doesn't natively handle avi files.
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Install "file:// for MobileSafari" on Cydia, but it has to be a format the iPad recognizes.

    Another option would be "Attachment Saver" and then access it via iFile.
     
  4. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Do you have any app on your iPad that plays AVI files?
     
  5. RIPNHL2005 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not that I know of no and it is not jailbroken as this is a company iPad.

    There has got to be a way to open the avi file from email to play in a avi player on iPad but I haven't figured that out yet!!! :(
     
  6. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    I have VLC Media Player, if I click on the link from safari it gives me the option of opening in VLC.

    But don't bother, the clip sucks :)
     
  7. RIPNHL2005 thread starter macrumors member

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    LMFAO!!!

    Thanks I'll give that a try!!!
     
  8. anjinha macrumors 604

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    There is, you need to have an app that plays avi media on your iPad.
     
  9. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    AVPlayerHD is a good one...
     
  10. RIPNHL2005 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks we actually found Azul Media Player which works.... :D
     

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