No USB port??

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by manapple, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. manapple macrumors member

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    I have never used an ipad, and am interested to buy one. But one thing I have heard is that it has no USB port. Is this true? Then how do I watch movies I own on my ipad? Is there someother method of transferring files onto the ipad? I mean, how do I even take out files from my ipad then?

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  2. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Erm... Seriously? They come with the 30 pin connecter to usb port on your computer. You sync using this, OR you can just buy stuff from the ipad itself.
     
  3. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Dowload "dropbox"- simple and effective.....
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Erm, you plug it into iTunes just like every other iPhone/iPod before it.

    No need for a USB port on an iPad.
     
  5. manapple thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, okay. But I remember using my ipod, and how it was a pain to load videos on it. I required all kinds of conversions and stuff. Does the ipad play 1. divx, 2. mkv? Also, the transfer rate was soo slow with the ipod (I used the 1st generation video ipod). How fast is it compared to the usb? thanks.

    You can make out, I truly am a novice. Haha.
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    With the iPod, you may have been using USB 1. That's the only reason I can think of for the transfer being so slow. Make sure your computer has USB 2, and the transfer speed will be acceptable. As for format, the iPad only accepts the same formats as the iPod. So no divx or mkv. However, get the Air Video app, and you can stream the video from your computer to the iPad, or you can set it to convert videos to iPad compatible format. It's the most painless video conversion program I've ever used for this purpose.
     
  7. redhotline macrumors newbie

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    I think USB port is musthave option. Not for connecting to PC, but for other devices. Like camera 4 example.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    There is a camera connection kit.
     
  9. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    There is a dongle you buy for the iPad that has both a USB and SD card reader slot on it. Easy.
     
  10. 87am macrumors regular

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    No usb port! No problem. The new iPad has 2 cameras. So just set it up on a tripo and record your computer screen playing the movies you want and magically they will then be on your iPad.
     
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  12. manapple thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, so transferring is not a problem, but it does not play all video divx, mkv...okay. I do have one more question...my father is a chess addict, and I want to buy him the ipad, only if yahoo games, chess works on it. Can someone please let me know if this works on the ipad. If it does not, there is no point in buying him the ipad. Not any other chess, but the yahoo games chess.

    thanks.
     

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