iPad for technical books and video's

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flanger, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. flanger macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    Who's using their iPad for technical books (for example OReilly) and video's (for example CBTNuggets)? Haven't got an iPad yet, so I was wondering if this setup works for you.
  2. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
  3. RebelRed macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2010
    I do.

    I use air HD to stream all my tutorial vids and stuff and I read tons of tech and other PDFs via readdledocs and good reader.

    The other day I watched 12 hours of Filemaker Pro stuff then read a pdf on app dev.

    This is why I bought my iPad.
  4. Axegrinder macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2006
    Same here, I spent most of last week downloading various technical hi-res videos (wmv) on the Microsoft .Net Framework for my job. I converted them using VisualHub and Handbrake to mp4 (960x768 seems to be best for iPad assuming a 4:3 ratio) and yesterday picked up my iPad and tried them out. They look great!

    Similarly, PDF versions of my technical books also look great inside Goodreader.

    This was my main motivation for buying an iPad, so if you're thinking about the same things, I say go for it.
  5. flanger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    Indeed, that is also my main motivation. Instead of reading all those PDF's & watching vids behind my PC, we can just learn everything on the couch :)

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