I'm helping my girlfriend with her ipad (as such, I can't jailbreak it). I want to watch a film that I downloaded. I can't. Honestly, I consider myself pretty tech-savvy and work with computers for a living, but it's so frustrating... I just want to put a film on it, and be able to watch it. If I can have subtitles that would be great, but I have a feeling that will be asking too much... Anyway my train of thought is as follows (naturally trying to do it all on zero budget):
1. Set up DiskAid/Syncios and transfer a file across to the 'videos' section (took me a few hours just to get that set up and working)
2. Try to play... OK I was using a 700mg .avi as a guinea pig since I figure it's the easiest to test. I did it, but nothing would play it. No player at all, tried OPlayerHD, PlayerXtreme, RockPlayer2, the built-in video app (ha!)... nothing. Then I tried putting in an .mp4 (which in theory should be easier to play i.e. more ios friendly)... now I can't see anything at all on any player (except, ironically, the built in video app)...
...One way I have found is to put the files on Dropbox on my pc and then sync with the ipad... however this takes forever because of the slow upload speed and it just a bit crap since I want to be able to speedily drag and drop through diskaid/syncios. Also I can only watch on the shite built in drop box preview thing.
...I guess I'm just asking, when putting stuff in with 3rd party software, where does one put the films? if anywhere? I notice some weird directories I saw on syncios... somewhere there?
thanks for any help at all with this, unbelievably frustrating.