iPad full with hidden video's VLC

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mysteryliner, May 31, 2011.

  1. mysteryliner macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    recently i restored my iPad and re-applied the back-up
    will re-installing Apps i got the message that VLC could not be installed
    (a quick google told me the App was pulled from the store... (Sad but ok.)

    The problem now is that all the video's that were on my iPad via the VLC App are invisible (About 20GB) they are displayed in "others" (overige) :)

    Normally you go to Apps and below you select your App and delete the files
    but since the App isn't there... No way to delete them.

    Anyone got a solution???

    thx
     

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  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    do you still VLC downloaded in iTunes? if so you can re-install VLC. it might pick up the hidden files. if not you might have to restore the iPad as a new device and not use the backup...
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    +1 i still use VLC player and im able to re-sync after restores, its is pulled but if you downloaded it prior to it being pulled it should still be in your itunes on your computer
     
  4. mysteryliner thread starter macrumors member

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    It is a great player, but sad to say i do not have it in my library anymore.
    My guess is it got deleted when it was pulled because i did not touch it in the itunes library.

    @iisforiphone: i would greatly appreciate it if you tried to mail it to me,
    itunes should stores app in

    C:\DATA\#~user name~#\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications

    or if you saved you library to another location it should be there.
    if you would be so kind, senderke(~at~)hotmail(~dot~)com
    ;)
    thanks thanks thanks
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    It wont work, unless you've jailbroken your iPad and have a patched MobileInstallation file (a la AppSync).
     
  6. mysteryliner thread starter macrumors member

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    what exactly wont work? reinstalling apps not from the store?
    or installing a *.ipa file that originated from another pc??

    thx for educating me ;)
     
  7. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Installing an IPA which you (your account) didn't download from the App Store, so both :p
     
  8. mysteryliner thread starter macrumors member

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    dang

    thanks tho

    ah well, at least now i got myself a 22GB iPaperweight
     
  9. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    Well if the 22GB of used space is bothering you then restore the iPad as a new device and load only the stuff you want onto it...
     
  10. mysteryliner thread starter macrumors member

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    yes,
    i guess i'll do that when i have a few days time.

    todo:

    - make a list of current apps
    - make a list of currently synced artists
    - make a list of podcasts, books currently synced
    - make a list of all documents shared with other apps
    - backup all settings, bookmarks
    - download video's that were converted for iPad
    :mad:
    am i missing anything????
     
  11. gerabbi macrumors regular

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    VLC is available via Cydia. Might I suggest a search? That is if you still want to go JB.
     
  12. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get every settled? I recently downloaded all my music from my ipod onto my mac because my harddrive went bad. I used a script in terminal that displayed hidden files, perhaps you could use that to show the files and delete them?
     
  13. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the script.

    Launch Terminal, located at /Applications/Utilities/.

    Type or copy/paste the following commands. Press the return key after you enter each line.

    - defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    - killall Finder

    Then to hide them again,

    - defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

    - killall Finder
     
  14. mysteryliner thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you all for the help.

    it is settled now.
    i found an old itunes library backup i made last year. and it still contained VLC.ipa
    just had to drag it into itunes and the app is installed again (and so are the movies)

    otherwise i would have gone for the script/terminal option thx tho ;)
     

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