Where should I store encoded home videos on my mom's iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zooby, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. zooby macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
    I am getting my mother the iPad Pro for her birthday tomorrow (256 GB). She is due for an upgrade coming from the 3.

    This summer, I converted all of our home videos (VHS) and DVD Home videos into Mp4s via Handbrake. I am going to be putting all of these videos on her iPad before I head back to college. Thought it'd be a nice gesture since she loves our home videos.

    However, where exactly can these videos go or where would they work well? They are about 90 GB in total. I am not sure which app would go best for these videos. Maybe in iTunes under Home Videos? Or in the Photo Library? Though having iCloud Photo Library, this might not be the best option as my mother has a 64 Gb iPhone.
  2. Diving Capers macrumors 6502

    Diving Capers

    Jun 10, 2017
    You should be able to import them into the new TV app.

    There should be a Home Videos section
  3. zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
    So import into iTunes under "Home Videos" and sync? Better option than under the photos library?
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I use nPlayer (paid) app for various video playback demands. It also supports far more encoders and containers (that is, support more types of video files).
    A free alternative is VLC. Also works great tho I rarely use it.
    Not recommend TV app cause it may not be able to play your home video.
  5. Diving Capers macrumors 6502

    Diving Capers

    Jun 10, 2017
    I don't use it for home videos, i just read about it in the Apple.com support page.

    The few home videos I have are all in the photos library.

    Maybe if you try importing a few videos into each app you can see which one will suit you better. I imagine you want ease of access and sorting.
  6. KrisLord macrumors 65816

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    Perhaps load them onto iCloud Drive?

    That way they’re stored in the cloud as well as on her iPad.
  7. Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    I used to keep mine in my iTunes 'Home videos' but now I've moved all of my home videos shot on my iPhones over the years to Apple Photos as it's lovely putting them in Photo album playlists etc :)
    I stream them from Apple Home Sharing on my MacBook or AirPlay them from my iPhone. I don't use iCloud.
    No problems. Beautifully stable.
  8. slears macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2015
    I agree, I did the same however the initial upload can take quite some time, especially if you have circa 100gb to upload!

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