Unique "Get That On I'm iPad Automatically" Situations

dissdnt

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First off I love my iPad, but there are a few things I'd like to be able to do without interacting with my Macbook Pro.

Here's my weird situation and wondering if anyone has a good solution.

So I listen to a few radio shows daily. I either grab the mp3 off the newsgroups or a torrent site and I'd love to get it on my iPad without having to download it using my MacBook and then dumping it into iTunes then syncing.

The only solution I can think of is setting up my home server to subscribe to the newsgroup or rss the torrent site with utorrent and just have it download them automatically then access the server via some "air share" or other app in the app store.

My only question is can it be saved into the iTunes library on my iPad so I can then listen to it while doing other things and not bound by built in media player that usually pops up.

So I guess after writing all this nonsense the conceit is. Will any app save an mp3 into your iTunes library without syncing.

Thanks. And if anyone else has unique situations maybe we can work them out too.
 

iann1982

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Jul 9, 2008
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I'm pretty sure that the only way to get music onto the iPhone / iPad is through either the iTunes store, or iTunes itself. I'd love to be proved wrong on this...

It'd make the iPad much closer to a laptop replacement if you could drop a usb drive full of mp3's into iTunes.. but I don't think it's quite how apple want us to use it...
 

dissdnt

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This probably won't work because it's 100 meg files, but I remember reading somewhere you can save an mp3 attachment into your itunes library. Anyone ever try this?
 

guywoodman7

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Jan 28, 2008
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I have this issue all the time. I'm at work (away from the computer my iPhone/iPad is synced to) and I want to put something on either of those devices to listen to/watch on my train ride home.

I've found dropbox to be the perfect solution. You can download it for free here...

https://www.dropbox.com/

Download the app to your main computer, and download the iPhone app to your iPhone/iPad. Simply throw the file you want into your dropbox folder (or upload via their web based app) and voila! You can access it from your iPad/iPhone.

I tend to mark whatever file I want to listen to as a favorite in the iPhone Dropbox app while I have a WIFI connection handy, this way it downloads the file locally and I don't have to suffer 3G speeds while downloading what is sometimes a larger file.

This bypasses the iPod application, and you have to view/listen to your file through dropbox, but for things like radio shows that you listen to once, I find it's a great solution.
 

dissdnt

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Aug 3, 2007
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I have this issue all the time. I'm at work (away from the computer my iPhone/iPad is synced to) and I want to put something on either of those devices to listen to/watch on my train ride home.

I've found dropbox to be the perfect solution. You can download it for free here...

https://www.dropbox.com/

Download the app to your main computer, and download the iPhone app to your iPhone/iPad. Simply throw the file you want into your dropbox folder (or upload via their web based app) and voila! You can access it from your iPad/iPhone.

I tend to mark whatever file I want to listen to as a favorite in the iPhone Dropbox app while I have a WIFI connection handy, this way it downloads the file locally and I don't have to suffer 3G speeds while downloading what is sometimes a larger file.

This bypasses the iPod application, and you have to view/listen to your file through dropbox, but for things like radio shows that you listen to once, I find it's a great solution.
Ya I can do that just really want to get it into the ipod app so i can do other stuff. Guess we'll see what 4.0 brings.