Transfer video from iPad to iTunes without syncing

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kenmarered, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. kenmarered macrumors newbie

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    I'm away from my main iTunes desktop for three months. I've purchase some videos through iTunes on my iPad and want to transfer them to my laptop to free up space on my iPad.

    The iPad is set to manual management of music and video. This seems to allow me to copy video to the ipad by dragging and dropping but not the other direction.

    Is there any way to get video in the opposite direction? I can't sync my ipad until I get back to my desktop computer (in 3 months) as I don't have any apps or media on my laptop and don't want to wipe my iPad.

    Thanks
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You could try authorizing your current computer with your iTunes account, then right click on the ipad icon in iTunes and select "transfer purchases." if that doesn't work, look for third party software that lets you copy music and videos off your iPad. I don't know of one off-hand, but google should find it.
     
  3. kenmarered thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That helps, thanks. It would be perfect if this option only copied my ipad purchases. Instead it copies everything that was ever purchased in itunes to the laptop - 99% of which were purchased on my desktop so didn't need to transfer them back to my laptop.

    I tried a few pieces of software prior to this. TouchCopy seemed to work, ****** iPad Transfer and ********* iPad Manager were unsurprisingly useless (with identical UIs). The ********* download page shows a tucows 5 star review logo but the Tucows download page for the same app showed no review and zero stars. Dodgy.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. XavierYozgat, Aug 7, 2014
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  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If you type a curse word, forum software automatically changes it to ****.
     
  6. rigormortis, Aug 9, 2014
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    iTunes sync is only one way, all it does is transfer your library from iTunes to your iPad.transfer purchases like some would say should transfer your videos and software updates from your iPad to iTunes. I haven't tried it on videos

    I want to make a point. As long as your videos and music were purchased from the iTunes Store,you can delete all them all you want from your iPad. You don't even need to sync or transfer them to iTunes, because with iTunes you can re download anything you purchased for free, Even if you erase your entire iPad, your tv shows and movies and music and books you purchased will always be yours.

    Another point, even if apple removes apps from the store, like flappy bird or ultimate warrior sound board , if you purchased them they will always be yours and you can re download them anytime.
     
  7. rigormortis, Aug 9, 2014
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    All you do is go to iTunes or app stores. Click on purchases, click on what category they are, books, music, videos, TV shows. Click on not on this iPad. That's where all your purchased stuff is.

    iPad will not show iPhone apps unless you click " show iPhone apps "

    I personally sacrificed my flappy birds to confirm that this was still true. No flappy birds were harmed by deleting the app. I did lose leaderboards and high score tables.

    I believe even in app purchases are backed up by iTunes purchases

    It used to be In app purchases seemed to me to be tied to the device. I don't know if that's true or not true. I'm not a big in app purchaser. When I bought all the in app purchase Atari games, I didn't seem to be able to transfer the Atari games to my iPad. It was a couple years ago, but I think now you can get them back now I think in app purchases belong to all your devices I just don't know for sure
     
  8. rigormortis, Aug 9, 2014
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    Now videos and photos that you took with the camera need to be transferred to iTunes backups / or did I mean iPhoto. . Don't delete those. iCloud does not back up all your photos forever, not just yet. As it stands now older photos get automatically purged from icloud.
     

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