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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim
    @Catfiend My view is that I was not overly offensive, but more that Apple users proved overly defensive; people can form their own conclusions based on the above. More importantly, your post #14 is the first to directly address the issues I've raised. My question to any willing to discuss this heresy is, how do people get around Apple's control of content just fine? What are good ways to access content over my network? Do I in fact have to convert all my audio and video to Apple's semi-proprietary formats like ALAC and mp4? If we want to address these questions, we shouldn't mince words about what it is and why it is. The danger of this directness is that people will take it personally, and want to talk about me personally, or anything but the actual technical questions.
    By the by, if you really want answers to questions you're better off to:
    - Phrase them as questions.
    - Be polite.
    - Be concise.

    The way that you approached this bears most of the marks of a troll but I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt.

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    The op is yet another example of someone going out and buying something they know nothing about. Then they get upset when it does not meet there expected needs. 20 minutes of research on google and he would have found all of this out.

    These are all dead horses and have been beaten to dead long ago.

    You have two options, return it or suck it up and deal with it. Now pick one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim View Post
    @Catfiend My view is that I was not overly offensive, but more that Apple users proved overly defensive; people can form their own conclusions based on the above. More importantly, your post #14 is the first to directly address the issues I've raised. My question to any willing to discuss this heresy is, how do people get around Apple's control of content just fine? What are good ways to access content over my network? Do I in fact have to convert all my audio and video to Apple's semi-proprietary formats like ALAC and mp4? If we want to address these questions, we shouldn't mince words about what it is and why it is. The danger of this directness is that people will take it personally, and want to talk about me personally, or anything but the actual technical questions.
    Ok I'll bite. You don't have to convert your video files to play them. There are several apps that can play all file types. OPlayer HD is a nice litte app for this. If you don't want to conect to itunes all the time you can use Dropbox to transfer files. I'm new to Ipad too. I think it's a great little machine and am having a lot of fun with it. It could never replace my laptop, but that was never it's purpose. There are lots of tips and tricks on this forumn and people willing to give advice. You just need to go about it a little differently.
    Last edited by Dlh1970; 04-18-2011 at 01:16 AM.

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    Thanks Dlh1970. I'll check out OPlayer and Dropbox. And if you ever want an alternative to iBooks try Bookman, its free. It doesn't support as many formats, but it has a nice bookshelf preview of .pdf files that works better than iBooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfiend View Post
    By the by, if you really want answers to questions you're better off to:
    - Phrase them as questions.
    - Be polite.
    - Be concise.

    The way that you approached this bears most of the marks of a troll but I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt.
    Appreciated.

    Regarding iTunes, I view it as a rather more serious and indeed deliberate breach on Apple's part. We've entrusted Apple with sometimes thousands of dollars worth of music. We've trusted iTunes to continue to offer the same functionality. But now the iTunes (or iPod app) on the iPad has removed the ability to access a remote library.

    Anyway I will pursue this iTunes issue in a different sub-forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater View Post
    You have two options, return it or suck it up and deal with it. Now pick one.

    I think he is going to deal with it. And as long as we are all respectful ~ perhaps we can help him deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetPoison View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater View Post
    You have two options, return it or suck it up and deal with it. Now pick one.

    I think he is going to deal with it. And as long as we are all respectful ~ perhaps we can help him deal.
    You are so right Marie,step back everyone and take a breath,life is too short and stress will do you in,dont get so up-tight.

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    Back to #3 on the OP, I use StreamToMe to stream all my music and videos from my media server to my iPad and it works great. It does require a background application to be running on the server so if your NAS doesn't support that then check out FileBrowser. It also supports streaming and has built in AirPlay support.
    Last edited by blckz28; 04-18-2011 at 03:02 PM.

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    I'm coping. Appreciate the specific suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blckz28 View Post
    Back to #3 on the OP, I use StreamToMe to stream all my music and videos from my media server to my iPad and it works great. It does require a background application to be running on the server so if your NAS doesn't support that then check out FileBrowser. It also supports streaming and has built in AirPlay support.
    What about Orb? A program you put your desktop and a website you bookmark on your device and it allows the device to stream media (not just music) to your device from your desktop. I've not tried it on my Ipad but I used to use it on my Dare phone and Omnia phone.
    I have gobs of stuff on my Inc so I haven't needed it on it but it works on it too

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