Moving a video or music to the iPad without a PC

lcseds

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I have a 2013 rMBP 15". I am planning on getting an iPad pro 12.9. When I see conversations about the iPad replacing a notebook, I wonder if it's possible for me.

But I wonder how to deal with some files. I have to rely on the cloud for most documents. But movies and music confuse me. If I want to rip a CD or DVD (as a legal owner), how would I get it onto a iPad without a laptop if I gave that up? Right now I import to iTunes on the laptop and sync to iPhone or current iPad Air 2.
If I buy through iTunes it's a no brainer, but I still buy discs so that I may share with others.

So how do the folks that "replace" their laptops with iPads deal with this type of scenario? What am I missing?
 

Eric5273

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You can't do what you are asking without a pc or mac. For me, I never did those things anyway. I never owned any DVDs, and a while back I tossed my entire CD collection. Shortly before that, I went through all of my CDs, wrote down a list of my favorite songs on each CD, and then spent about $100 buying those tunes from iTunes. That $100 investment made it so now I never have to worry about transferring music again. Every time I buy a new iDevice, once I put my iCloud username and password, all my songs download to the device automatically.
 
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I have a 2013 rMBP 15". I am planning on getting an iPad pro 12.9. When I see conversations about the iPad replacing a notebook, I wonder if it's possible for me.

But I wonder how to deal with some files. I have to rely on the cloud for most documents. But movies and music confuse me. If I want to rip a CD or DVD (as a legal owner), how would I get it onto a iPad without a laptop if I gave that up? Right now I import to iTunes on the laptop and sync to iPhone or current iPad Air 2.
If I buy through iTunes it's a no brainer, but I still buy discs so that I may share with others.

So how do the folks that "replace" their laptops with iPads deal with this type of scenario? What am I missing?
How would you even do the rips without a laptop (or desktop)?
 

Hym tix

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Title suggests you want to MOVE a file. But your post suggests you want to figure out how to rip the files from disc, which will never be done on iPad.

Moving files without PC can be done with some effort.
 

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Got to have a full computer for me. How would one do a DFU restore without a computer. I also do not trust the cloud for my backups and also back up via iTunes every few weeks.

I know most including me do not have to do the DFU restore often but I bet I would need it within a month is I had no computers.
 
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spooklog

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The iPad is slowly becoming more independent of the PC. iOS 11 introduced a file manager and drag and drop, which is a big step in that direction. I imagine iOS 12 will further distance the iPad from the PC.
 

Shirasaki

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Yah, this is the main reason I don’t think iPad can replace laptop. I still need a PC to manage my music library:cool:
Also you seriously need a PC to deal with rough iTunes sync. I just fixed a rough sync (everything copied inside is shown as 'others" rather than music) using third party apps and limited iOS file system access. Without PC, I have no way to fix this issue, and I cannot do anything to fix the library.
 

lcseds

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How would you even do the rips without a laptop (or desktop)?
Computer at work would do it. I do not wish to rip to an iPad, merely figure a way to move the ripped file.

But I guess what I am looking for can't work for the time being. I'll have to keep the notebook as well to manipulate the files.
 

sonicrobby

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I have a 2013 rMBP 15". I am planning on getting an iPad pro 12.9. When I see conversations about the iPad replacing a notebook, I wonder if it's possible for me.

But I wonder how to deal with some files. I have to rely on the cloud for most documents. But movies and music confuse me. If I want to rip a CD or DVD (as a legal owner), how would I get it onto a iPad without a laptop if I gave that up? Right now I import to iTunes on the laptop and sync to iPhone or current iPad Air 2.
If I buy through iTunes it's a no brainer, but I still buy discs so that I may share with others.

So how do the folks that "replace" their laptops with iPads deal with this type of scenario? What am I missing?
Unfortunately you cant. Even if you have music and video files in the cloud somewhere, Apple still doesn't have a native "Open in Music" or "Open in TV" (formally Videos) option with opening those files from the cloud. You will need to sync them using iTunes on your computer or use non-native apps.
 

Stefan johansson

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You cannot rip cd to Mac devices,you have to download from iTunes. Moving other files is simple,just get the USB to lightning adapter,and you can send files from cameras,video recorders and such.
 

Shirasaki

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You cannot rip cd to Mac devices,you have to download from iTunes. Moving other files is simple,just get the USB to lightning adapter,and you can send files from cameras,video recorders and such.
You can rip CD to Mac devices, although this is a multi-step process and needs some work. I do this all the time to import my bought CD.
 
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As a legal owner you should buy anything from iTunes. forget wasting time of ripping just get anything digital and icloud will be with you forever.
 

Hym tix

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Computer at work would do it. I do not wish to rip to an iPad, merely figure a way to move the ripped file.

But I guess what I am looking for can't work for the time being. I'll have to keep the notebook as well to manipulate the files.
Buy a cheap wi-if router that hosts a USB stick. Bring home your files from work on the USB stick, Connect to it on wifi, and save your movie files to the ipad with any 3rd party file manager app that can download from local network. Done.

This is easy now and it sounds like iOS 11 will just make this even easier.
[doublepost=1499095575][/doublepost]It used to be that using USB camera adapter as someone suggested above would only work with specific file types that iOS recognizes as importable into the photos app. That's why I suggested a wi-if based option.
 
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Shirasaki

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As a legal owner you should buy anything from iTunes. forget wasting time of ripping just get anything digital and icloud will be with you forever.
There is a reason why buying CD is still better: better sound quality. Indeed, most of the time this quality bonus won’t show up but it is there. Also, iTunes don’t have every piece of music on the planet.
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ok,did not know that,but ripping CDs to iPads might be more difficult,especially withouth a jailbreak.
No. Same process, just replace phone to iPad as target device and all good.
I use XLC and iTunes for my always available music library.
 

Stefan johansson

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Well,why waste time and money to buy or use a lot of tech equipment to do what can easily be done with a subscription at Spotify or Apple Music?
If you still want to rip CDs,the easiest alternative is to buy some old windows laptop,and a second hand MP3 player.
 

Shirasaki

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Well,why waste time and money to buy or use a lot of tech equipment to do what can easily be done with a subscription at Spotify or Apple Music?
Again, not all music is available in streaming service. Plus some “deluxe edition” packs. “Special CD” with BD box. Japan does this quite often and no streaming service will host those music. Simple.
 

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Again, not all music is available in streaming service. Plus some “deluxe edition” packs. “Special CD” with BD box. Japan does this quite often and no streaming service will host those music. Simple.
Then go to CDJapan shop and buy those. Yeah i used to bought my dance/house albums from there cause were deluxe editions.:):p:D
Feeling you now.
 
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Stefan johansson

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Then go to CDJapan shop and buy those. Yeah i used to bought my dance/house albums from there cause were deluxe editions.:):p:D
Feeling you now.
Ok,I see,but I never had that problem. Most music I want,is available for streaming in my country,either with Apple Music,Spotify or the open national radio archive. And besides,don't forget that ripping CDs is far more easy with some old windows XP laptop with included cd drive,and those can,at least where I live,be found cheap in local flea markets.
 

Shirasaki

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Then go to CDJapan shop and buy those. Yeah i used to bought my dance/house albums from there cause were deluxe editions.:):p:D
Feeling you now.
Also the fundamental reason I don’t want to subscribe Apple Music and all other similar services.
 

mosesming

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Ripping CDs is very easy on any laptop, just plug in an external optical drive and that’s it.
As a vinyl collector, I also receive digital music with the included download code, this this case, I have to use my laptop to download the files and import them to iTunes. I’m an iTunes Match subscriber so iTunes will upload the songs to iCloud, and immediately appear one my iPhone/iPad.
 

Shirasaki

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Ok,I see,but I never had that problem. Most music I want,is available for streaming in my country,either with Apple Music,Spotify or the open national radio archive. And besides,don't forget that ripping CDs is far more easy with some old windows XP laptop with included cd drive,and those can,at least where I live,be found cheap in local flea markets.
So this is a region-based issue. For me Apple Music means nothing. For you, Apple Music is enough for music consumption.. :)
 

Stefan johansson

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So this is a region-based issue. For me Apple Music means nothing. For you, Apple Music is enough for music consumption.. :)
As I said,I use three different sources,apple (paid) Spotify (included in my cellphone service) and the free open national radio archive.