Ipad Mini2 Help

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  1. saturnsky08

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    I am new to this forum and the ipad mini. My experience has been with Windows and Pc's
    I have heard and read all the hype pertaining to Apple stuff and decided to stick my toe in with the ipad mini to see what all the buzz was about. I do have a question while learning about this tablet. I have a bunch of ripped movies on my pc and would like to load/transfer some to my ipad w/o itunes, Is there an app/program that I can get to accomplish this task. Would prefer something free and not having to jump thru 100 hoops to do it. I have out that there is no drag/drop method of getting this done. Looking for help and guidance from you experienced
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    The better third party media players do cost a few $$$ so I reckon it's worth that for something reliable. My personal recommendation is nPlayer by newin. I'm sure others would like to share their personal preference.

    The beauty of the third party players is that you don't need to convert and import into iTunes, you can play most files natively. Each app has their own set of options for the actual transfer of the video files to it.
     
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    To Dhewson777,
    Thanks for the prompt reply and app named. I normally use vlc to view my movies. But I am looking for a way to transfer movies from my PC to my Ipad. Drag and drop does not work. I did not see in the app description that transfer could be done.
     
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    It has full network access via various protocols, including PNP/DLNA, SMB, etc. In addition it has a wifi transfer mode where you open that then go to your browser on your PC and upload to the web address given (a web interface created by the app for uploading files).

    You can also use the file transfer option built into the iTunes apps tab, but I know you didn't want to use iTunes if I recall.
     
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    Dropbox is an option. THis allows you to transfer files to your iPad , then watch them through VLC player.
     
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    Brian 244 after loading dropbox with files, how do I get them to my ipad? Do I connect ipad to my pc and drag/drop files to ipad? Or is there so other way to accomplish this transfer?
     
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    Dhewson777,
    Acquired an app named "Wireless Transfer" for 2.99 and used it to upload photos to my ipad.
    Loaded approx. 100 photos but it was slow going. Don't know whether it was the app or the wireless connection. Have no clue pertaining to wireless speeds etc. I can see that it would take forever to upload a movie to my ipad. Currently I am using a Belkin router that is less then three years old.
     
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    Get the drop box app from the app store. Whatever you place in your drop box folder in your pC will show up in the app, allowing you to open it on the ipad.
     
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    If I am understanding you, all I have to do is install dropbox on my PC and Ipad, load dropbox with files on my PC's version, connect my Ipad to my PC, open the Ipad's dropbox version and my files will be there.
     

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