Organizing videos on iOS?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by kat.hayes, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I want to rip lots of DVDs and place them onto my iPhone and iPad. How can I organize videos in iOS in the Videos app? Is there a way to create playlists or group videos by folders?

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  2. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    I recommend using VLC which allows you to do that plus so much more, because it supports codecs that the Videos app doesn't have. It also has nice gestures and a nice UI.
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I transfer videos from my iMac into VLC on my iPhone and iPad?
     
  4. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Simply go to File Sharing under Apps in iTunes when your iPhone is plugged in, and drag and drop your video files.

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  5. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any downside to using VLC on an iPhone or iPad compared to using the stock video player?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Christoffee macrumors regular

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    Give Plex a go. But you need a subscription to sync to your device. One of the many good things about Plex is that it can compress the file when it syncs, so you can keep good quality rips on your Mac and compressed ones on your phone.

    It syncs over wifi, and you can manage the syncing from your phone.
     
  7. Sajal macrumors regular

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    Can I suggest something else:

    RIP your DVDs,
    Case 1. You want to view them in your home and carry few for on the go watching
    Keep them in a NAS.​
    Case 2. You want to Keep them always with you
    Get a wireless pocketable drive from Sandisk/WD/Seagate (can start from 16Gb to 2TB)​

    Stream whenever you want to your iphone/ipad (use premium apps like nPlayer)

    I personally like nPlayer a lot because it can play anything, even has licensed DTS/AC3 codecs..
     
  8. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where is the File Sharing option? I do not see it?

    Thanks.
     
  9. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Should be within the "Apps" section when your device is plugged in, near the bottom.
     
  10. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How does the wireless pocketable drive work? Do you store the media on the small drive and somehow the iPhone or iPad is able to make an adhoc wifi connection with the drive to steam the media?

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  11. Christoffee macrumors regular

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    Verbatim 98243 MediaShare Wireless https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CZ0P0PS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_Ohy7wb18TX8WJ

    What an awesome device!
     
  12. Sajal macrumors regular

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