VLC folder location ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Tito Georgie, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

    Tito Georgie

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    I have a quick question.

    I download movies directly from my iPhone using the safari download manager.

    I also have iFile.

    I want to know what's the VLC video player app folder so I can save the movies to that folder like that it can show up on the vlc app ? Thanks.
     
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    Use iFile to do a search for vlc. Make sure you hit the hierarchical search and not a directory search, and start it at the root of the filesystem (/)
    I know you can start the search at /private/var/mobile/Applications but the method I just explained will help you find anything in the future.


    It's in some crazy folder with a bunch of numbers and letters.
     

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  4. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Tito Georgie

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    I found it. But where in the vlc app folder do I exactly have to paste the video so it can show in the vlc app ? Like there's a couple folders there I don't know witch one of those do I have to save the movie for it to be shown in the vlc app it self. Thanks again.
     
  5. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    save a movie into VLC via iTunes, and see where it pops up in the iFile hierarchy.
     
  6. tempusfugit, Nov 19, 2010
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    tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. Come on, Tito! I gave you pearls! Pearls I say! :D

    Locate VLC.app in the folder with all the numbers and letters. You should see a folder called Documents (not IN VLC.app but a folder in the same directory as VLC.app) That's the jackpot. :cool:

    On another note, VLC is SO awesome. Goodbye Videora/Handbrake conversions!

    Screen shot of directory in iphone explorer:
     

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  7. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Tito Georgie

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    This is frustrating I swear lol seems so simple but is not working.

    So look I downloaded a random video from safari download plugin and saved it directly into that inbox ect folder you told me about here proof.

    [​IMG]

    But GRRRR in the VLC app it self still shows this even after I save the file in that location I rebooted my iPhone and still same thing.

    [​IMG]

    Any ideas ? & one thing I could play the file on vlc it works. But I have to go on ifile and click it to open. But that's uncomfortable I wanna be able to just play it from the app on it's own. Thanks lol I feel like I'm asking for too much.
     
  8. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, Tito, that's my bad.

    I edited my post from before because I realized that you put it in the Documents folder, not inbox.

    Sorry for the confusion! (I just tried doing this by copying into Documents and it works, VLC generated the thumbnail and all and I was able to watch the video with no problems) Refer to my screenshot, you'll see that inbox actually wasn't expanded and the video files were in Documents.

    I'm sure you'll be Rick Rossin till it causes T-Pain in your ears now.
     
  9. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    FINALLY :) thanks so hard so simple.

    & LOL @ the last sentence. They both kind of suck haha.
     
  10. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    You can click on the file in iFile and have it open in VLC.
     

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