Lightening SD connector

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  1. Landcruiser262

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    Will the above connector play MP4 videos from an other source on the iPad Air 2.
     
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    I'm afraid not. This connector is intended for transferring photos from your camera's SD card to the photos app on your iPad.
     
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    That video is from 2011, so the software on the iPad shown there is iOS 5x, I suppose. The connector on that iPad is a 30 PIN connector, and the device used for importing images and videos is a Camera Connection Kit, not the one with the lightening connector.

    What was possible in 2011, isn't necessarily possibly now.
     
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    Basically, you have to trick your iPad into believing it's importing photos, not videos. You have to have the videos stored in special folders with a specific name and the movie files have to be named according to certain rules. This WILL import the video to your iPad, but into photos, not video, at a slightly lower resolution than if you imported it through iTunes.
     
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    Thank you. It is a shame that Apple makes a simple task so complicated. I would not mind having to download the video first before watching it as they would be quite short anyway, it just seems all so unnecessary So it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7.
     
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    Well, not so much that Apple is complicating your life but suggesting that there are other ways to accomplish your goals - the modern iPad is an excellent media player and can play a wide variety of video formats as shown in the first quote below (Source) - these can be transferred to your device via iTunes or streamed wirelessly; if the videos are on your iPad then AirPlay or cabled attachments allow playing on another device, such as a HDTV - you simply need to learn what options are available and then pick the pathway(s) available.

    Also, I gave you a link in a one of your other threads to a post of mine (see the pic from that thread) - if you have not read that post, then take a look - there are a number of third party devices that can setup a proprietary Wi-Fi network and will accept SD cards, including movies which can then be viewed on the iPad over the network. Dave :)
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