iPad Safari Video Player Question

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ronin64, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Ronin64 macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I thinking of picking up an iPad or the rumoured iPad mini and I will mostly be using it for browsing the internet. But I have really slow internet and normally when I want to watch a video on my Mac I will let the video load in another tab. Then when its fully loaded I will watch it.
    So can the iPad load the entire video or does the iPads browser only load the video while your watch it, like a streaming video player or UStream?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    It'll download videos in an inactive tab (just tested to be absolutely sure.)

    However, even the iPad 3 is affected by the memory shortage question that it may also kill background tabs entirely. That is, it's always better to make sure nothing else runs when you start a lengthy caching section.

    Alternitevly, if you can and the video file is downloadable, use a multimedia player with a sprcific downloader module - preferably one with resume support. There are many of them; let me know if you'd like to see a list of them. (I've also tested them in this regard.)
     
  3. Ronin64 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, it will cache the video, good to know.
    And about the video downloading. Is that like those FireFox extensions that allow you to rip Youtube/Flash videos?
     

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