iFile and transfering movies to iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by deaddog, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. deaddog macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    I tried searching but I can't find any answers to my few questions.

    I am trying to use iFile and the CCK with SD Card to provide additional movie storage on a trip I'm taking this weekend. I can access the SD card fine and play .avi files directly off it through iFile by using VLC. Is it possible to actually transfer the movies to the iPad so I don't have to have the CCK plugged in? I would transfer, watch, then delete the titles. If so how do I do this?

    Additionally, can I do the same thing with the actual Video Player app and DRM itunes movies? I can't get them to play and I assume it's due to the DRM but can I transfer/copy them to the iPad to get them to play? What about non-DRM movies, can I copy them to the iPad to watch and then delete later?

    Thanks in advance for the help. I'm just trying to get this sorted out before I leave and I can't figure it out.
  2. ALWAYSBLESS macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2010
    Buy AVPlayer from the app store it does exactly what your looking for
  3. shotts56 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008
    You should just be able to use ifile to copy and paste it from the CCK to wherever you want on your iPad, you could even set up a folder for such files (which admittedly you would only be able access through file).

    I could be wrong, but I think that everything you play on VLC leaves a local copy of it in the VLC folder? Have a look via ifile to see if that's the case, i think it is (even although the said movie may not show up in the VLC app, a copy of it is still in the VLC folder).

    I understand there's no way of getting such movies into the iPad's stock Videos app.
  4. deaddog thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2010
    ^Thanks, I figured out I had to turn on app names and then I was able to find the folder where VLC stores the movie files. I can now copy and paste into the same folder and play it in VLC.

    Yeah, it looks like it's not possilbe to copy directly into the native Video app. Since the DRM is the problem I went ahead and used Requeim to remove the DRM and now I can play them in VLC as well.

    Thanks for the help

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