Ipad synch question? 2 computers

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Soura2112, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Soura2112 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    Like many of you I use more then one computer, and we already know the iPhone can only synch to one computer for overall use. I use my Macbook Pro for my iPhone while I do most of my video editing on my Mac Pro using FCP. Will I be able to hook up my iPad to both my Mac Pro and Macbook Pro to get to my video files on my iPad? Or will I still have to use an external hard drive and move video files from my Mac Pro to my Macbook pro and then synch? It's not a big deal in all, but I am curious. I am expecting it to work like my iPhone using the external drive. I would like to be wrong though.
  2. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm afraid it works like the iPhone......

    Sorry to spoil your hopes....:p
  3. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    You still need to hook it up to one computer, but you should try just transferring files over wireless or ethernet so you don't need to hook up a hard drive each time.
  4. Soura2112 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    thought so...

    Yes I figured it would be like the Iphone. I use wireless for small files, but video files are very slow over wireless. Thankfully I make it very easy on myself to transfer files via externals, I wish the wireless was quicker or I had a server set up, maybe when prices drop down the road.

    Thanks for your input!
  5. Xybr macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2006
    I successfully did it once by copying the entire iTunes library from my iMac to my MacBook Pro. But if if the library file goes corrupt on either system, iTunes acts like you're connecting the iPhone/iPod to a new library. :(

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