Newcomer - not happy with iPad

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  1. pdanes

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    I guess it connected over the Lightning, since that was still plugged in when I started this. Otherwise it would not (I hope) have seen the entire computer.
     
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    BTW, if you still have problems, I will have a very short, if any, wifi window tomorrow evening.
     
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    The 'Preparing to download...' window disappeared, but no indication of whether anything actually happened. The folder icon now opens a window that has a new entry on the left: "In my iPad". But when I tap it, there is nPlayer with its colored icon, in that is a folder "Downloads", and that is empty. When I use Nplayer itself to open Local storage, the download folder is also there, showing 0 items, but when I tap it, there is one thing inside - another of those obnoxious ads.
     
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    I need to go to bed now, since I am sleeping at work and people start to show up early. At home I can do what I want, but my 'office' is actually a corner in the the photo lab, and people run in and out of here all day. Sleeping in is not an option. I have school tomorrow evening, but I will see if you are on when I get done. or maybe I will have some flash of brilliance between now and then, and solve it all.

    Thanks for your efforts - I know this must be frustrating. If you had this in your hands, you could probably get it done in no time, but walking a beginner through these exercises can get extremely tedious. I appreciate it, very much.
     
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    No problem. We will solve it soon.
     
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    Last few tries before I go crash - several more attempts at connecting and downloading, this time without the Lightning cable, and all ended the same way: a few minutes of 'Preparing to download...', then that disappears, and nothing else happens.
     
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    I will try and do a step by step with screenshots tomorrow and PM to you here....
     
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    Rather than use a Private Message, I will upload the 'step by step' as a PDF, then someone else may find it useful at another time. (I just hope it solves the problem!) The file is called 'Nplayer Instructions 040418.pdf'
     

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    Thank you for the instructions, and sorry for lagging - I've had some fires to put out over the last few days.

    I tried following the directions. I have a folder shared on the Windows computer, It is viewable and editable from other computers on the network. I open the iPad, connect to our local WiFi node, and the shared folder is also visible. I followed the directions for the Network icon, and the SMB/CIFS link. The shared folder is visible, and I put in the login information, just as I do when logging into the machine. It seems satisfied, but when I try to open the folder, nothing happens for about three seconds, then it pops up a message box saying "Operation timed out". I tried the Password Lock slider in both positions. In the On position, attempting to open the folder pops up another request for a password, in the Off position, this dialog does not appear, but in both cases, the end result is the same: "Operation timed out".

    The dialog for entering information about the shared computer has the word 'Advanced' in the lower right corner, which I thought might open some further possibilities, but it is inactive.

    The password to this machine is not trivial, but I have used it for many years in this network. I have entered it repeatedly, and checked very carefully, letter by letter, as I enter it. I am 100% certain that I am entering it correctly.

    I don't know what to try next. The dialog for locating shared folder also shows my Box folder, but besides the endless nagging ads, it is unreachable offline, so that is no good.

    I also had the entire Box app go under - completely unreachable. Constantly wanted a password, but then refused to log in, even when online and given the correct password. A few seconds of nothing, then back to the desktop. I had to uninstall the entire app, re-install it, and download all the videos again. Several hours of PIA, but at least I have them videos viewable again, even if through Box's less than stellar player.
     
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    >> fires to put out..
    I hope not actual fires!

    >> operation timed out...
    Sounds like Windows permissions.

    I wonder if you could email the files to the iPad, then select a video and then click on the box in top right hand corner with up arrow. This brings up the general copying, etc. box. select copy to nplayer. See if that works.
     

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