Movies.....Airstash Question

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  1. dssxxxx

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    I have a lot of DVD rips (my own DVD's) that are on my computer (PC - Win 7) and I watch using VLC.

    I would like to get them on my iPad 2 and watch, probably using AVPlayerHD.

    Is Airstash the only way to go??? Any place to buy reasonably?

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks for help. I am sure I will have plenty of questions and I do and have used the search.......:D
     
  2. Wookiee2cu

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    There are also hyperdrives: HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive Not sure if you don't want cables or not. I guess my question would be with the Airstash does it drain the battery quicker since you are streaming compared to if you used a hyperdrive? I don't have either but if someone has experience with them I'd be curious to hear.
     
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    So how do the hyperdrive guys get that to work when the camera kit doesn't give enough power to use a decent sized USB drive?!
     
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    Hyperdrive = more money than I want to spend.

    Just want to get the movies to the iPad 2.

    Airstash = about $100
    Hyperdrive = about $299 - 399

    Still looking for some ideas.

    Thanks.
     
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    Airstash and hyperdrives are the only alternatives I have heard of. I take it your trying to avoid placing the video on the iPad so it doesn't eat up storage space?
     
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    Either one of the two above mentioned methods, or wait for an iPad 2 jb to make use of ifile's Link feature.

    Otherwise you can always stream the movies from your PC, for example with AirVideo.
     
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    I am just trying to download the video's I have ripped and watch them. I have paid for them and just wish to watch them the cheapest way possible.

    Once I watch them, I will delete them but want the chance to load more than a few. When we go on vacation, we are gone for 7-21 days and I don't spend it all on site seeing....:D
     
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    In that case streaming the video isn't an option.

    You would need a jb to be able to copy movie files from external media onto your iPad, if the other two methods are too expensive. IMO they are way overpriced: $600 for a 750gb drive!
     
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    Why not use handbrake; easily and freely convert them to h.264 format.

    No cost solution.
     
  10. jmorton10

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    Either rip them to h.264 and copy to the iPad from iTunes or stream them from your PC with air video. I use both methods for DVD rips.

    ~John
     

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