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    Watch movies on my Ipad2

    I want to load movies on my portable hard drive (to save space) and then watch them on my I pad 2. How does this happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrBob
    I want to load movies on my portable hard drive (to save space) and then watch them on my I pad 2. How does this happen.
    It doesn't happen without jb, meaning not possible at the current time. On ipad 2, you have to download movies onto your iPad to watch them and this has to be done from a PC.

    Sadly there is no other option.

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    Annoying as hell isn't it??

    Another way apple screws the customer, if you could use a 500 gig hard drive with it nobody would ever buy a 64 gig iPad..........

    ~John

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    By the way, you can store the movies on a PC and then watch them using air video on the iPad. That works super and you don't have to copy the movie to the device.

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    You can also stream movies directly to your ipad 2, so you don't have to copy them to your ipad to watch them. This is what I do now. Here is a FREE web streaming program:

    What is MP4 Streaming Server? (updated to work with DVD Catalyst 4) | Tools4Movies - Home of DVD Catalyst

    I started using his DVD Catalyst program last year, to rip movies for my Droid X. I then copied them all to my network drive. Then, I started streaming movies to my Xoom, (when I had it.) It was very nice to realize that I could also stream these exact same movies to my ipad 2, as well. I can stream either locally on my Wifi, or anywhere I have internet access. Since I can get online wherever I am with my ipad 2 (either via a Wifi router or my Droid X), I can then watch whatever movie I want to watch, wherever I am! I love it! This definitely frees up a ton of space on my ipad 2, but gives me access to my entire video library. I know that the developer is updating his streaming program, but it does work quite well, "as is."

    If you have any problems getting it to work, simply email the developer...he has tremendous customer service! I hope this helps!

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    if you have Netflix you can use that

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    Air video lives streams the videos also. I have been ripping movies for 6 months for my DroidX and air video streams them just fine from my PC to wherever I am with the iPad and an Internet connection. (which is basically anywhere between either WiFi or wireless tether to the DroidX)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harley man View Post
    if you have Netflix you can use that
    Have to agree on Netflix. Movies are beautiful on the iPad and no storage needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmorton10 View Post
    Air video lives streams the videos also. I have been ripping movies for 6 months for my DroidX and air video streams them just fine from my PC to wherever I am with the iPad and an Internet connection. (which is basically anywhere between either WiFi or wireless tether to the DroidX)

    ~John
    Air Video is my answer to watching movies on my iPad's at home without using storage on my devices. I haven't tried to watch them remotely but it is nice to hear that works too.

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    No problem at all and no, Apple did not

    screw anyone.

    I have a dozen movies on my 64 Gig iPads and regularly stream video to them (Netflix) as well. Coupled with all the books, apps, photos, and music I have plenty of room remaining for another dozen or two videos on the iPad but really, how many do you need to keep on it at once? Just hot synch them in or out whenever you want to.
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