A newbie question about copying video files
I picked up my first IPad through work last week, and am still familiarising myself with the device. What I did manage to do is connect it to ITunes on my computer and copy all of our childrens TV shows onto the device for our daughter to watch, and it all went smoothly.
I have a question regarding this process however. I tend to watch a lot of TV shows, and in most cases I wait until after the season is finished and pick up the boxed set, so that I can watch it when I want, without commercials. What I then do is convert them to (unprotected) MP4 files that I then usually copy to my PS3 to watch them on our TV. Just as a test, I copied a few onto the IPad and they look great, I could easily see myself using this device to watch shows while travelling.
However, our IPad is only 16 gigs, and in longer trips I would probably want to take more shows than that would allow. I also have a 1 Terrabyte portable harddrive though, that I can fit ample amount of shows on.
At the moment I have only connected the IPad to one computer running ITunes, which is my PC at home. However lets assume I was travelling, and had both my external hard drive and IPad. Would I be able to connect both to any computer that has ITunes and use that PC to copy my shows onto the IPad? Or is there some sort of restrictions with accounts that would prevent me from being able to do this?
Apologies if this is common knowledge, I'm still a newbie.
Oh, and another question, although I'm not to worried if I don't get a response for this one - The default video player only shows the first 15 characters or so of the video clip (followed by ...). My shows are specifically named, in the format of <<show name>> - <<Season number>> - <<Episode Number>> and what is happening is that it is that it is chopping off the episode number, meaning until I actually start playing the show I can't be sure if its the right one. Is there any way to improve this? Or is there an alternative video player that someone can recommend?
Many thanks all.