No Video Playlists in iOS 5?

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  1. anatomia

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    Hello,

    I updated to iOS 5 (iPad 1) yesterday and needless to say, I am disappointed. My video playlists are gone along with the iPod icon and the Music app will not play the movies, but it will show the lists. It has the name of the list, but it is showing that no "songs" are available.

    Can anyone please suggest an alternative to the video playlists of previous versions? Any other suggestions?

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    All video's that used to be in the iPod app have been moved to the Videos app. Because most videos are already organized by podcast, TV Show, whatever, I don't think it occurred to Apple that you'd want a playlist.

    OPlayer is popular, and does playlists. I've heard AVplayer mentioned, but don't know what features it has. Take a look at both in the App Store.
     
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    Thank you. I appreciate the suggestions.

    This whole update is shaping up to be a big hype, more than anything else.
     
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    Unfortunately, the OPlayer does not import (or rather itunes does not export) playlists and the AV one does not have a lite or free version. I would rather not spend more money on apple products at the moment, especially after the big fiasco with the update
     
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    I posted on macrumors because I thought this had to be a problem. Previously Apple always treated music videos as more music than video and that was entirely sensible because then they could be organised and cataloged by album, artist, track etc etc. Until yesterday my 'Music' had a Smart Playlist named Music Videos and it functioned exactly as in iTunes. I updated to iOS 5 yesterday and basically trashed the main functionality of my iPad. I now have 700 movie videos dumped in 'Video'. I can play them but I cant find them because they are randomly sorted by name only. Alternatively I can use 'Music' to view my beautifully crafted playlists of music videos but if I try to play them I get no video, just the audio and a minute still picture next to the title. This is not an improvement! I hope it gets sorted. Either revert to enable videos in 'Music' as on the iPod touch (even after iOS 5) or even better make 'Video' as functional as 'Music' rather than leave it as rubbish as 'Photos'.
     
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    Thanks Archangel. I have already done so but if I look at the response of Apple to the complaints about the degrades they made to Photo I doubt very much will be done.
     
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    Maybe but one thing is for sure....if you don't ask, you don't get.


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    The ios 5 upgrade rendered my ipad completely useless for me. The only reason i purchase an ipod or ipad was the ipod app that allowed me to sort my videos in playlist. I don't even have music on it. I am completely dissapointed and frustrated with the new ipad downgrade. If apple does not fix this problem soo, i will not consider buying an iphone, upgrade to ipad 2, nor will buy any apple products for my children. I mean what's the point in taking the nice feature ipod music app away from people????? Isn't that the mail reason for people who buy the 64 gb ipads for? Why spend all that extra money if you have a junck app replacing your gold ipod app? I want to downgrade my ios. I want my old ipod now. Apple! You just broke my heart!
     
  10. anatomia

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    100% agree. This is beyond infuriating especially as I use my iPad for work and all my videos are related to my work. I spent hours organizing everything into playlists which are displayed but are marked as "empty" because they are not audio!

    What the hell is wrong with people at Apple? I am starting to think that Android is a better alternative!
     

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