Watching videos on an iPad2 but not via iTunes

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    My son has an iPad2 supplied by his employer which he uses in his job. He travels a lot and would like to watch movies on the plane and in his hotel but not via iTunes. His employer has said that accessing iTunes can affect the software that has been loaded on the iPad.

    Can you transfer .avi files to an iPad2 from a PC and then watch them with a program such as VLC? Do you need to run them thru some sort of converter? He doesn't want to have to drag them into iTunes.

    I've looked around the forum but can't find an answer as yet.
     
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    Of course, you can always download movies from the iTunes Store (I think his employer meant don't connect it to a PC via the iTunes software) - there are lots of free movies there too.

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    Are you saying that there is no software available that allows you to play a .avi file on an iPad2?
     
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    There is VLC for the iPhone and it may work on the iPad, Certainly worth a try, this plays AVI's fine.
     
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    Thanks Valkrider, I'll check it out
     
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    I ahve exactly same question. I downloaded soccer games in avi format on my PC. How do i move them to ipad2? Thanks.
    I used torretn to download.
     
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    AVPlayerHD is $2.99 and will play .avi movie files just fine. It also plays .mkv 720p just fine as well, as and quite a few other file extensions too, with no conversion needed!

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    Look here:-
    No external links please! Read the rules.

    may be of use to you.
     
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    Thanks chevyguy. ziffos, can you enter the details without making it a link?
     
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    ^^^You're welcome. Did you check it out?^^^

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