How do I get movie files into the ipad?

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  1. pego99

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    I have converted files to the right mp4 format but I can't see how to get them into the ipad. Please help.
     
  2. MikesTooLz

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    Load them into itunes.

    then connect your ipad. Select the ipad in the list and look under its Movie tab. I will let you pick what movies to copy over the next time you sync the ipad.
     
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    I've been using iPhone Explorer. Free and works perfectly. Drag and drop.
     
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    Thanks I will check this out.
     
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    I think the iPhone Explorer program is great, but I am with Mike on this one. Why wouldn't you use iTunes??? After all, it is free and works perfectly. Drag and drop.

    I think a lot of people here are making things a lot harder than they really need to be!
     
  7. iJeff

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    I should qualify this by mentioning that I don't have any other Apple products - so I was trying to get back into familiar territory.

    Initially I started looking because my movie/picture files weren't transferring through. This proved to be a successful workaround for what I was after.
     
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    Related problem. Long-time Mac/iTunes user.

    I have several MP4 files that I've been using on my iPad. But when I downloaded the 3.2.1 software upgrade, these files will not play? (Other video files purchased or downloaded through the iTunes store play just fine.)

    I can transfer them to my iPad, but they are not visible in my video panel.

    I've tried using iTunes to convert to an iPad version - but iTunes says the file is already correct?

    I used Handbrake to create the files. Files are small - 480x288. Codecs: H.264, AAC, Text

    Any ideas? My daughter would really like to watch her favorite movie in the car ...

    Thoughts?
     
  9. iPadCharlie

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    Well now that's a head scratcher. Just to make sure, I played some of my ripped and converted videos and they all played just fine. One is a feature movie and the resolution is 640x272 using H.64 and the other is a TV show and is 320x240 with good ol' mpeg-4.
     
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    I'll say. I've experimented with several settings on Handbrake over the last year or so - so none of my files are done exactly the same. Two of the files I've done recently are fine. None of them before that and since that work.

    But they play on the iPhone 4 just fine?!

    Soooooo confused. Will try a few different settings this weekend if I have time. Anyone have a setting they like and know works?
     
    #10 mrpunch0, Jul 17, 2010
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