I have an IPad borrowed from a friend. I am learning sign language and want to use it to play instructional videos. The videos are short - a few seconds each. So far, my experience has not been very good. I installed Box.com as a source for the videos, and when I can get them to play, it works fairly well. The picture quality is great, but operating the device is giving me fits. 1. It regularly demands a password to access the videos. I want to use it to play the videos when commuting by mass transit, with no WiFi signal. When it picks a such a time to demand a password, the device is useless until I can get to a WiFi node again. The videos are in the device, but inaccessible. Instead of storing a hash, it has to actually connect before letting me play my own, already downloaded videos. 2. Every time it sees a WiFi node, it tries to get me to log into an iStore account. I am sick of having to cancel this every time. There is "Connect" and "Cancel", but no "Cancel and don't ask again". 3. The video jumps back and forth between full screen and framed, with no input from me. I start one playing, and it suddenly jumps to full screen, rendering the title invisible. The title is the text of the signed phrase, and having it disappear for no reason is frustrating. 4. The play button is very difficult to hit properly. It seems that the target area is much smaller than the actual icon, and I often end up toggling between full screen and framed, when what I want is to start or stop the playback. 5. There does not seem to be any way to play more than one video. I have to move each video into the frame by hand and start the playback by hand. 6. It regularly locks up, stuck on a video. I can't move to the next or previous one, and I can't close it. I have to close the entire app and re-open it. Then it usually starts working again, but not always, and not always does it return to the video I was playing. Sometimes it just goes to a completely different folder, and frequently wants me to log in again. I can't tell if the device is defective, if I'm just a klutz, or if I'm simply trying to do things it was not designed for. And I have no idea if it's just the Box playback, or if all videos operate this way. I tried installing VLC, but it was unable to access any videos I had downloaded, and refused to download any itself. I used the built-in video player, but it did not show the titles at all, which is kind of useless for instructional videos. I have decades of experience with computers, and make my living as a database tech, so I don't think I'm a complete techno-fool, but this is making me feel like one. I had a tablet from a different manufacturer prior to this, running Android. It was a joy - hooked it to my computer, both devices instantly recognized each other, and transferring the videos was a one-move, drag and drop operation. I downloaded VLC, it happily played the videos with not a single hitch the whole time I had it, variable speed (slo-mo is VERY useful for these vids), through an entire folder, in sequential or random order. I could stop a video, scroll backward, forward - anything I wanted. Is this normal? Is there something basic I'm missing? Other things work great. Skype runs like a dream, the recording quality for photos and videos is phenomenal, but the main reason I have the thing, these hundreds of instructional videos, is just not working the way I need.