Where Are Films Stored on iPad?

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  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Ok here is where I ask a question then feel like an idiot when I get the simple answer.

    Just setting up my new iPad, I have synched my music but when I press ipod on the main screen under the library I see no "Films" section like you do on itunes.

    I have a film on my laptop that plays fine in itunes there but it will not let me transfer it to the ipad...any ideas?

    Under Info in itunes its an MPEG-4 and H.264 video codec.
     
  2. steviem macrumors 68020

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    are you looking in the iPod app on the iPad?

    if so, you need to look in the video app instead...
     
  3. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ah, thanks yes I was looking in the ipod section as you would on the iphone.

    Ok so as it plays fine on my laptops itunes under films how do I transfer it to the ipad?:confused:
     
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    Does the video comply with the following?

    H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

    from Apple's official statement on the technical specifications of the iPad

    Btw, MPEG-4 is a coded, just like H264 (an MPEG-4 variant). So what container (format) do you use? .mov, .m4v, .mp4, ...?

    If the video complies with the above specifications, you should be able to drag the film(s) onto the iPad in iTunes.



    I miss the plural apostrophe.
     
  5. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Wow, "Films"?!? The "Videos' app has your video's.
     
  6. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great so how do you get a film from your laptop into your video app?
     
  7. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is the info from iTunes, sorry about the size...


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    What steps do you take to get the video into iTunes and onto the iPad and what error messages do appear if you drag it onto the iPad?
     
  9. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

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  10. roryapple macrumors newbie

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    convert

    hey mate, you want to go to itunes and select the video then go to advanced and convert to ipad/appletv version then sync.
    good luck
     
  11. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    In iTunes. Select the device you want to sync your movies to from the left column of the window, then from the large right pane select the Movies tab. Check the boxes for what you want to sync, then click the apply button at the bottom right corner of the screen. A instructed by the other answer above you may need to convert it using the option on the advanced menu.
     

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