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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 11th May 18, 8:13 PM
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    ipad help required
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    • 11th May 18, 8:13 PM
    ipad help required 11th May 18 at 8:13 PM
    Is there an experienced ipad user who could give me an idiot's guide on how to transfer video films from a PC onto an ipad.

    I've never used any Apple devices before but one of my parents wants me to put a few films on their ipad for when they are away on holiday.
    If possible, I would like to create a new folder on their ipad for the films so that they can find them easily.
    I have the password and id for their Apple account.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 12th May 18, 7:02 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 7:02 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 7:02 AM
    You don't have access to the file system on iPads so you can't add a folder and copy files to it. You will need to use iTunes to transfer media to an iPad.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 12th May 18, 8:36 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:36 AM
    Use something like google drive to upload the videos then login into the same gmail account and use google drive to download them.
    • stinky_daddy
    • By stinky_daddy 12th May 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 9:18 AM
    Is there an experienced ipad user who could give me an idiot's guide on how to transfer video films from a PC onto an ipad.

    I've never used any Apple devices before but one of my parents wants me to put a few films on their ipad for when they are away on holiday.
    If possible, I would like to create a new folder on their ipad for the films so that they can find them easily.
    I have the password and id for their Apple account.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    Hi

    I do this regularly and I follow these instructions.

    1. Does the ipad in question have VLC already on it (it is an orange icon with what looks like a traffic cone in the middle of it (if it doesn't have VLC installed, just download it from the store - it is free, other apps also do the same job)

    2. Connect the charging lead (for the ipad - usb to mini usb lead) to your computer and the ipad

    3. Once connected, itunes should open automatically, click the top, then, click the little ipad icon at the top left (about 5 cm in next to the dropdown option that says music

    4. This should then take you to another screen that gives you the specifics of the ipad attached, click file sharing on the far left column (it should have a capital A lookylikey icon next to it )

    5. Click on VLC in the Apps section and then scroll down until you see Add File option, click that and navigate to the film location that you want to add (note it needs to be the film itself and not the containing folder)

    6. Select the film by clicking on it and then confirming open, the device will then copy the film into the VLC folder (if you look at the top of the itunes window, it will give a progress update on the copying, when you have finished transferring, simply disconnect the lead after closing itunes window)

    7.Rinse and repeat many times (free space on the ipad dependent - once a film has been watched and it is wanting to be deleted to free up space for the next film (see 9.)

    8. The transferred film should now be available to watch, simply press the VLC icon on the homepage and watch the desired film

    9. You can always delete it by selecting the film (press and hold it) and they all start to wobble and a small circle appears in each film (at the top left position), simply select the film and pressing the dustbin icon on the bottom right of the screen)

    HTH
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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 13th May 18, 1:42 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 1:42 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 1:42 PM
    Thanks for the advice given.

    I don't currently have access to the ipad but as soon as I do, I will pop back and update.
    • tonygold
    • By tonygold 14th May 18, 8:08 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:08 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:08 AM
    Hi

    I do this regularly and I follow these instructions.

    1. Does the ipad in question have VLC already on it (it is an orange icon with what looks like a traffic cone in the middle of it (if it doesn't have VLC installed, just download it from the store - it is free, other apps also do the same job)

    2. Connect the charging lead (for the ipad - usb to mini usb lead) to your computer and the ipad

    3. Once connected, itunes should open automatically, click the top, then, click the little ipad icon at the top left (about 5 cm in next to the dropdown option that says music

    4. This should then take you to another screen that gives you the specifics of the ipad attached, click file sharing on the far left column (it should have a capital A lookylikey icon next to it )

    5. Click on VLC in the Apps section and then scroll down until you see Add File option, click that and navigate to the film location that you want to add (note it needs to be the film itself and not the containing folder)

    6. Select the film by clicking on it and then confirming open, the device will then copy the film into the VLC folder (if you look at the top of the itunes window, it will give a progress update on the copying, when you have finished transferring, simply disconnect the lead after closing itunes window)

    7.Rinse and repeat many times (free space on the ipad dependent - once a film has been watched and it is wanting to be deleted to free up space for the next film (see 9.)

    8. The transferred film should now be available to watch, simply press the VLC icon on the homepage and watch the desired film

    9. You can always delete it by selecting the film (press and hold it) and they all start to wobble and a small circle appears in each film (at the top left position), simply select the film and pressing the dustbin icon on the bottom right of the screen)

    HTH
    s_d
    Originally posted by stinky_daddy
    great set of instructions.
    many thanks as i too could not fathom this out!!
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 15th May 18, 9:34 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 9:34 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 9:34 PM
    great set of instructions.
    Originally posted by tonygold
    I'll second that.
    I followed the instructions and they worked perfectly.


    Many thanks.
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