iPad 2 Movie questions......

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  1. dssxxxx

    dssxxxx iPF Novice

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    I would like to use Airstash with a 32GB card and download videos to the PC and transfer to the Airstash card and then over to the iPad 2.


    Can anyone explain what else I will need and also any instructions to get this to work properly.


    Thanks to all.........this is very new to me and need as much help as possible. This is probably the most important item that I will be using the iPad to accomplish. Watching movies I have ripped from my DVD's and watching during flights.
     
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    by the looks of things, you can only transfer photos from the airstash to the iPad, and only stream movies

    I haven't ripped a DVD movie in ages, but going from memory, if you rip to mp4 format, and then transfer either via iTunes or via the apple memory card reader, it should put it onto the iPad

    link to camera kit

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC531ZM/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

    but the whole point of the airstash is to stream media to the iPad

    I'd test and confirm, but I can't find my camera kit :(
     
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    wytey iPad Junkie

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    ok, good news, finally found it, and after playing around to refresh memory, here is what you need to do

    1. create a folder in the root directory called DCIM
    2. create a folder in the DCIM directory called 101MSDCF
    3. copy your movie file to 101MSDCF folder
    4. rename movie file if needs be to DSC00001.mp4
    5. fire up photo app on iPad
    6. you should see a tab called camera, open that tab, select movie and copy to iPad, it won't play direct from sd card, don't know about airstash though

    all done, now this works using the camera kit with a sd card, not sure if it will work with airstash though

    or you could try installing air video on the iPad, that might work also

    actually, thinking about it, try air video first :)
     
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    AirStash works very simple.

    You plug in the SD card into the AirStash, click on the Wifi button on the AirStash, it creates a wifi network (so the AirStash works independently. You only need the AirStash and the iPad, nothing else).
    Join the wifi network from your iPad and open AirStash from your iPad. Videos will be streamed, so you just browse the AirStash, select the video you want to watch and it works. The video doesn't get copied over to your iPad, as a whole.

    Let me know, if this cleared up your questions.
     
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    Wow airstash looks pretty neat for this use in-flight...
     
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    Here is a short video someone made on how the video streaming works with the AirStash:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrVFSopptns&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]

    As long as turning on Wifi is allowed, and many planes nowadays even offer their own Wifi services, so you should be allowed to create your own wifi, than the AirStash is a really easy way to watch movies.
     
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    Cult of Mac reports problems with

    Airstash. You may want to take a deep breath and continue research.

    "File transfers between the AirStash and my iPhone 4 were slow, but browsing the files on the AirStash wasn’t bad. Since it is only capable of connecting using the Wi-Fi B or G protocols that might explain why it was so slow. I often sat waiting a long time for movies to stream to my iPhone 4 and start playing. Access to photos and music by comparison was fairly quick. Streaming video on the iPad was too jittery to even consider using."

    AirStash Wi-Fi Media Streamer: Good Idea, Badly Implemented [Review] | Cult of Mac
     
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    @Wolfpuppies

    That review from MacCult is for an older version. The main critique of the article was the software side of the Airstash and that there is no separate app. There now is an app called AirStash+ (what a surprise).

    At least take a look at the Engadget video review, it is from this year ;)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRltlLp2Ujo&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/ame]
     
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    Thanks dontunderstandmy iPad

    They are not shipping before May 12. I am going to try one when they are available.
     
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    I got an air stash last week and it works perfectly.

    I copied six ripped DVD movies to a 32 gig card I had lying around to try it out. The movies load almost instantly and stream perfectly.

    It is a virtually perfect device for watching movies during long plane flights.
     
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    That is great news. Seems as if the developers have worked on the software end.

    Which resolution are the ripped movies in?

    If it really works so easily, I may just buy one, too. As it is really simple to load the movies onto an SD card ;)
     
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    released in the UK yet?

    can't find a UK seller :( so until then air video server will have to do
     
  14. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    That sounds promising.

    And the battery life is about 5h. Does it get charged via USB, I mean could you charge it via the camera connection kit?
     
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    It does charge from USB, I use a USB AC adaptor to charge mine.
     

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