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    Setup for VLC media player on ipad

    I downloaded VLC media player from Cydia because VLC is the only app that will play a video series I want to watch.
    Using iskysoft converts it for the ipad but I end up with no sound when using itunes on the mac or Buzz or default video player on the ipad.
    I have looked all over the net and everyone tells you how to load VLC on the ipad but no one tells how to move the files from your ftp site to the /var/mobile/Media folder on the ipad.

    The window we get that says "No Videos" and the following instructions do nothing for me.
    1. I have installed OpenSSH via Cydia
    2. I can connect to my ftp site with FTP on the go and see the files I want to put in the /var/mobile/Media folder on my ipad
    3. I am stuck on Browse to /var/mobile/Media
    If I could locate that file using FTP to go, I could upload the videos

    I put in the address given in the WiFi settings (i92.168.1.101) on the ipad in the address box on the right side of FTP on the go and end up back on the welcome page.

    Is anyone successfully uploading videos to the /var/mobile/Media folder?
    Could they tell me the secret?
    I would appreciate someone taking pity on a noobie.

    Thanks,
    capted

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    i never had to go this route, i used iTunes to sync stuff to VLC....but i got vlc when it was in the app store.

    looks like you need help, anyone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poser View Post
    i never had to go this route, i used iTunes to sync stuff to VLC....but i got vlc when it was in the app store.

    looks like you need help, anyone...
    To repeat the problem, i am aware of other methods to upload movies to my ipad. The ones I want to watch do have audio and sound on my desktop with VLC. I want to watch a 6 part series on my ipad and there is no sound there either converted or unconverted. It is an mpeg-4 file. Converted it's H.264 with AAC sound which should work but it doesn't.
    If someone could just tell me how to designate the download folder on the ipad /var/mobile/Media, I would appreciate it.

    Please don't advise me to use another app because I have tried and it doesn't work.
    As a last resort, I can watch on my imac.

    SOMEONE MUST HAVE COMPLIED WITH THE SCREEN THAT COMES UP ON THE ipad TELLING YOU THAT YOU HAVE NO MOVIES IN YOUR VLC LIBRARY!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks again,


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    Why don't u just use iFile to upload the movies. It works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tron View Post
    Why don't u just use iFile to upload the movies. It works for me.

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    Thank you for the reply.
    I have iFile and can easily find /var/mobile/Media on my ipad.
    The problem is how do i upload the files from my computer or ftp server?
    A URL or instruction to me either in this forum or private message would be appreciated.
    I need more than the name of an app. (FTP on the go, etc., etc); I need HELP!!!!!!
    Maybe the solution is too simple for me to comprehend.

    Thanks,

    capted

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    Do you have Dropbox? Cause the easiest thing to do would be to put the files into Dropbox (from either the PC or directly from the web site). iFile now integrates with Dropbox so it'd be a simple matter of navigating to the folder in which you put the video and either start playing it from Dropbox or cut'n'paste the file to your /var/mobile/Media folder (or wherever you want to put it...maybe even in the VLC app's folder).

    Dropbox is free (for 2GB of storage) and you can sync your laptop/desktop up to it for easy transfer back and forth. You can get the app free from the App Store and the little program you need to run Dropbox on your PC/Mac from the Dropbox web site.

    Give that a try and see if that'll do ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capted View Post
    Thank you for the reply.
    I have iFile and can easily find /var/mobile/Media on my ipad.
    The problem is how do i upload the files from my computer or ftp server?
    A URL or instruction to me either in this forum or private message would be appreciated.
    I need more than the name of an app. (FTP on the go, etc., etc); I need HELP!!!!!!
    Maybe the solution is too simple for me to comprehend.

    Thanks,

    capted
    Hi

    I use a free program called ifunbox, load the program on you PC, fire it up, then connect your ipad and you can copy files from your PC direct to anywhere on the iPad.

    I know you said no more App suggestions but i had a similar issue witn some video files and have found the XBMC app will play absolutely anything.

    Hope this helps
    Last edited by Siddys; 10-01-2011 at 02:20 AM.

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    I appreciate everyone trying to help. It's gotten to a point where I want to make it work because I refuse to have
    my ipad get the best of me.
    Siddys, thanks but I am on a Mac not Windoze although it looks like a Mac version is forthcoming.
    I have been able to see my ipad on my Mac with iFile, but I can't get past the root.
    I noticed there is a short cut for var, but clicking on it or trying to drag a movie file to it does nothing.
    I can't believe that I paid for these apps, ftp on the go, ifile, VLC media player and I can't find any docs or tutorial.
    I'll keep butting my head and maybe something will happen.

    Please continue with suggestions.

    capted

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    if you want access to your iPad root from a Mac, download netatalk(free) from cydia,...... REBOOT(not restart or respring) your device after netatalk installs....and it will show up in your finder(wirelessly).

    do you have openssh installed from cydia?

    PowerUp - adds reboot, respring, and safe mode options to the standard power off slider as well as providing some additional styling options(activator options)
    Last edited by Poser; 10-03-2011 at 12:35 PM.
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    when you're done.......a list might cool you down.

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