Problems transferring movie from iPad to macbook

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nshek, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. nshek macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I keep getting this message

    Unreadable files 2
    The following files could it be imported (they may be unrecognised file type or the files may not contain valid data).

    /private/bar/folders/ZA/284wdsjnow5b6j0dzg9_dq6r0000gn/T/iPhoto/IMG_0875.MOV

    Can anyone help as I need to transfer the file for my post grad exam in 2 weeks to a PowerPoint presentation
     
  2. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    can you not upload it to cloud space and retrieve it from there?
     
  3. nshek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I do that? Ive gone to box with arrow up symbol and it doesn't give me iCloud space?
     
  4. sjleworthy, Feb 15, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2016

    sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Does it give you any other cloud space, ie, dropbox, onedrive etc?

    How big is the mov files? Why not zip them and email yourself?

    Airdrop them?
     
  5. nshek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I check how large the files are on iPad? It's not working in google drive or drop box
     
  6. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    you can also just plug your ipad into your computer via the lightning cable to access it's internal storage area, where movies and photos are stored. try this way.
     
  7. calden macrumors member

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    You need iTunes for that and I'm sure he wants to share a movie with someone, connecting your iPad to someone else's notebook is not a smart solution for obvious reasons. It really is a pain in the butt, in fact dealing with files in general with iOS is a complete nightmare. Your best option would be to Share the file first with a free file manager, than from there you can add iCloud as a source, than Share it with iCloud (I would use OneDrive it's 4x faster that iCloud, just FYI), this of course will create three separate files so make sure you go back to the original app you first Shared the file from, than also delete it from the file manager app, yea, it's a complete mess. I'm actually shocked Apple had the nerve to release even iOS version 1 this way, let alone iOS 9. Think of yourself lucky, iOS 7 and below was pretty much useless when it came to files, at least with iOS 9, you can kind of hack your way to a solution.

    In the future, setup a FTP server on your MacBook, than install a FTP client on your iPad, you will still have to Share the file to the FTP client before sending out but it's faster transfer times if using WiFi. OSX can easily be setup for FTP.
     
  8. sjleworthy, Feb 18, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016

    sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    No you dont! ;)

    Dont know about macs, but on pc's you literally just plug into the system and it shows the media storage as another drive. No itunes installed.

    Also, he doesnt want to share. Read his question, its for personal work.
     

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