All iPads Patriot Gauntlet

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kclark, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. kclark macrumors member

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    I purchased a Patriot Gauntlet 320GB portable wifi storage. I am wanting to know if anyone has one and have you been able to watch movies from it. I have only been able to see photos from it and not movies. I converted some movies using handbrake and pulled them over but they won't play. I have tried using my iphone and ipad.
     
  2. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    You need a 3rd party app that can read and play the files; video will not.
     
  3. kclark thread starter macrumors member

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    I found out that I can play the files. The problem it seems is the the drive has to be formatted to NTFS and not FAT. I can put the same files on FAT formatted and they won't play. Take the same files and put them on MS-DOS NTFS and they work just fine though I'm limited to 2GB file size. I can make it NTFS fully but isn't seen by my mac and then I have to send to same files to my flash drive and take it to my windows machine and attach the drive and the flash drive and then transfer the files from one to the other. I hate that, it takes too long. So I, for now, have left the drive formatted to MS-DOS NTFS.
     
  4. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    If you have Snow Leopard or later on your Mac, and Windows 7 or 8 on your PC, use exFAT. It's readable and writable by both, and doesn't have the 4 GB file size limit. Also, I've never heard of MS DOS-NTFS. NTFS was developed long after DOS had been replaced by Windows.
     

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