Video Importing

My6AteUr8

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May 28, 2012
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I'm not sure if this is an iTunes, iPod or iPad issue but, here goes: iTunes will allow me to import most (not all) of my video files after converting them to MPEG-4 or MKV but, will not let me add them to my iPod or iPad. A window pops up stating that the file can not be played on the iPad or iPod. Does any one know why this is?
 

My6AteUr8

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May 28, 2012
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Almost 500 views; someone has to know how to fix this. Someone, anyone.
 

poloponies

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The iPad does not natively support mkv so it will not import those files. You need to load those separately into an application that will support them. Click on your iPad icon in iTunes, then select the Apps tab. Scroll down to the app that supports mkv and add the files to the Documents window on the right.
 

My6AteUr8

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May 28, 2012
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Poloponies: How do I know what apps will support MKV? Ultimately, it won't allow me to put files that are MPEG-4 on to my iPad either. What do I do about that?

JMG: I don't understand what you're asking.
 

JMG

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May 4, 2006
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Poloponies: How do I know what apps will support MKV? Ultimately, it won't allow me to put files that are MPEG-4 on to my iPad either. What do I do about that?

JMG: I don't understand what you're asking.
Along with a video codec, the audio has it's own codec as well.
 

My6AteUr8

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May 28, 2012
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Along with a video codec, the audio has it's own codec as well.
I'm not very computer literate so, I don't know what this means. Is this not as simple as just converting the file format and putting it on the iPad?
 

0m3ga

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Mar 1, 2012
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Go to app store.

Searh for avplayerhd and download. Worth the few bucks.

Plug ipad into pc, start itunes, on the left side of screen click on your ipad name, now at top of screen click the Apps tab, scroll down to bottom of screen and click avplayerhd. The box to the right of it is for drag and dropping any type of video file you have.

Wait for video to load up on your ipad. When you have all yourvideos ade, disconnect ipad from pc. Start the avpayerhd app.

Watch movies. You can create folders, move, rename and delete files within the app to your hearts content.

Enjoy.


Alternatively, you can stream any vid file from your pc with the app VLC Streamer.
 

My6AteUr8

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2012
10
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Go to app store.

Searh for avplayerhd and download. Worth the few bucks.

Plug ipad into pc, start itunes, on the left side of screen click on your ipad name, now at top of screen click the Apps tab, scroll down to bottom of screen and click avplayerhd. The box to the right of it is for drag and dropping any type of video file you have.

Wait for video to load up on your ipad. When you have all yourvideos ade, disconnect ipad from pc. Start the avpayerhd app.

Watch movies. You can create folders, move, rename and delete files within the app to your hearts content.

Enjoy.


Alternatively, you can stream any vid file from your pc with the app VLC Streamer.
I downloaded the avplayerhd but, it's not showing up on that list at the bottom of the screen with the box to the right. I can see it under the apps tab and on the iPad itself but, not where you say it should be. What should I do now?

Is there some kind of tutorial to teach me all of this stuff? I have the user guide but, it only covers basic menu options. How did you guys learn all of this stuff? How do I learn how to use this thing to it's full potential? So far, I feel like it's a waste of money. I'm in Afghanistan right now so, I don't have the ability to stream with this thing like the VLC Streamer app can. The only place I have wifi access is in my room. And I bought this thing so I could watch movies while running on a treadmill. If I can't put videos on this, it's useless to me.
 

WSR

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Jun 9, 2011
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I downloaded the avplayerhd but, it's not showing up on that list at the bottom of the screen with the box to the right. I can see it under the apps tab and on the iPad itself but, not where you say it should be. What should I do now?

Is there some kind of tutorial to teach me all of this stuff? I have the user guide but, it only covers basic menu options. How did you guys learn all of this stuff? How do I learn how to use this thing to it's full potential? So far, I feel like it's a waste of money. I'm in Afghanistan right now so, I don't have the ability to stream with this thing like the VLC Streamer app can. The only place I have wifi access is in my room. And I bought this thing so I could watch movies while running on a treadmill. If I can't put videos on this, it's useless to me.
Check out this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij_1NbUUwvc
 

My6AteUr8

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2012
10
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Good call, JMG.

I purchased the AvplayerHD app through iTunes on my computer. I thought it automatically went to my iPad but, when I ejected my iPad, it wasn't there. It even showed up on the main list under the apps tab on my iPad in iTunes. After figuring out that I had to add the app to my iPad manually, it showed up where you guys said it would. Now I can drag files in to the app.

Thanks again!
 

JMG

macrumors 6502a
May 4, 2006
553
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Good call, JMG.

I purchased the AvplayerHD app through iTunes on my computer. I thought it automatically went to my iPad but, when I ejected my iPad, it wasn't there. It even showed up on the main list under the apps tab on my iPad in iTunes. After figuring out that I had to add the app to my iPad manually, it showed up where you guys said it would. Now I can drag files in to the app.

Thanks again!
Glad it worked out!
 
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