Ok now this is getting ridiculous..Ipad Video

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  1. ike12

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    I transfered about 5 videos that I had converted with handbrake onto my ipad, using the same method that I use to transfer music. Just drag and drop from PC to Ipad.

    When you go to "videos" they show up as white boxes with no label at all.. granted they all play just fine but its annoying and pointless to have your video menu to be unlabeled.

    SO, after reading a tip to transfer the videos to my "movie" library in itunes and then "sync" them using itunes. I did that and of course it deleted all my stuff (except my apps). So ok I was fine with that but now I want to add more videos and once again it wants to delete all my stuff just to add one more video.

    this is beyond ridiculous, i cant even beleive they allow this to be the way... anyone have any ideas that can help me get past this? Thanks
     
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    At least one lesson was learn here.
    Sync only if you must - like photo Album.
    Although also with photo, there are programs that can bypass the iTune.
    I am sure that true also for Video Movies

    My Book, Songs, DOC files , Magazines - I never sync them.
    Only thing I Sync is App.

    Can't help you with the video, since I don't have any experience with it.
     
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    One word "VLC"!
     
  4. accordlayingkit

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    ^does your vlc media player crash like a lot of peoples in the comments?
     
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    Anything you want to keep on the iDevice must have a check by it, even if it's already on the iDevice, it assumes if it's not checked, you don't want it on the iDevice. If you want to add something, just check the item, leaving all others checked. It will only sync the new items, because it knows the old ones are still there. If you only check the new item and not the others, yes it will erase the others. If you just put the new items into iTunes, you must go into movies/videos and select all the items you want to be put on the iDevice. Once checked however they should stay checked until you remove the checks from them.
     
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    ike12

    the best and easiest way to do is :-

    i) connect your ipad to computer
    ii) copy the file (.mp4) from your computer and paste it into your itunes, on your device's 'movie' library.(paste via >file>paste on top of the itunes page), NOT by your mouse right click.
    iii) once you paste, the sync signal will run on your ipad automatically.
    iv) check your movie list on the ipad, it will show the title and intro pic.

    hope this helps.
     
  7. ike12

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    Thank you I will try this. and yes I have VLC but I already converted these and also why should I be forced to use a 3rd party video player when the ipad has its own and was the main reason i wanted an ipad to begin with.
     
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    and for any reason, NEVER click sync on the itunes!!! it will somehowe will make your dir or existing files/photo or doc erased without your control...!
     
  9. Brewc

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    I'm wondering about this also, Ive never had an issue with i touch or iphone, and got the ipad for Christmas. Hope to be able to add the kids disney movies to it for trips, anyone reccomend a converter for those that I don't have a digital download of?
     
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    I went to my video folder and hit select all....then copy, then went to movie section in iTunes and hit "file" and paste and out of 218 short video clips it would only had like 13 of them in some random order! Any ideas why it wouldn't transfer them all? The 13 play fine in the movie app on iPad
     
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