Wireless viewing of PC stored photos and videos

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    I'm new to this site but I have not been able to find an answer to my question. I have an Ipad2 which I primarily use as a network viewer and music controller. It is a WiFi only min memory unit. All my pictures, videos and
    music are stored on my 3TB external drive connected to my Windows 7 PC.
    Using AirPlay, and ITunes Home Sharing, I stream music to my stereo
    system via Apple Express and to my Home Entertainment system via Apple TV. Using this set up I listen to all my music wherever I want under the control of my IPad. Using ITunes, I've also set up folders for photos and videos.
    These Folders show up on my Apple TV allowing me to view my photos or videos on my large TV. Everything works fine except.......there are times when I would like to view my photos on my IPad. I have Photo Stream enabled so my recent photos do appear via ICloud but this doesn't include videos or my older archieved photos. I could sync the photos to my Ipad but I'm never certain which ones I want and I don't have enough memory for Everything. I'm certain I could find an App to do this but I just wanted to make sure I'm not missing something.
    It seems like everything is Streaming, so why can't I find a way to make this content ( photos and videos) available on my IPad?
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    Only photos stored locally on the iPad can be viewed on the iPad. This is true if you are using the CCK to read SD cards, so I assume it will be the same with photographs stored on an external drive.
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    What you need is the Filebrowser App.....

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    I looked for the app you pictured Gabriel, but could not find it in my country's app store. But I use Splashtop. Here is my picture of it.

    BTW, I noticed you have TEN apps to update!

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    Well that is surprising as there is a quote from the US App Store on their web site.....or are you in Canada?

    Yes, I've been watching my app update list grow, I must get round to updating them!

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    I'm in the USA. I checked again and did find the app.
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    Thanks everyone for the info. I was hoping there was some little known trick that I didn't know about. I'll give the Apps a try.

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