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Recent content by pdanes

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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    Maybe so, but I don't know how to do that. Another friend suggested I reinstall the whole thing, but I don't know how to do that either. It's not mine - I don't want to trash it. I did install an OS update that it claimed it wanted, and to all appearances, that was successful.
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    Brian 244: I also feel like it is simply not designed to do what I want. Or at the very least, the software is not written to do what I want. Some stuff works very nicely, but the main reason I have this thing is to play these short videos, and that it does miserably. I very much appreciate...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    Because it does almost nothing that I want it to, and endless stuff I don't want it to. Sure, every device has some sort of learning curve, but this is beyond ridiculous. I have spent hours and hours over a period of several months, fucking with something that was *-LITERALLY-* a plug-and-play...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    Editing videos is not something I need to do in these instances. I only mentioned it earlier when I was trying to get my head around the sandbox regime, and how one would go about manipulating files with different applications.
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    Well, I thought that's what I was doing. I had NPlayer open, went to Network (along the bottom edge of the screen), down the left side to Dropbox, opened that and tried to play the videos located there, and there is where I got the error dialog about Network unavailable. In fact, I wrote "And...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    More success, of a sort, and lots more unhapppiness. Turns out the Dropbox app will make files available locally on an iPad only one at a time. To make an entire folder available locally, you have to buy their premuim package of 1TB storage. The goddamn Box app regularly loses its local copy of...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    I tried the procedure for making a folder shared on another computer, at a different site. Same results - brief delay, then the timeout message. I then installed the Dropbox app in the iPad, and did manage to get it to connect. Stuck a few videos in it, and the iPad did play them right from the...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    As you wrote, opening Nplayer, then the Network icon, and the shared folder shows up in the subsequent list of available locations.
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    Yes, Dropbox might be an option, except that I already use it, and have most of the 2GB occupied. I suppose I could try a few videos, and at least see how (if) the Dropbox video player works.
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    No real fires, only some issues with backups not getting done properly, discovered AFTER accidental deletion of an entire database. Unfortunately, little I can do about it except whine. The systems I administer have automated backups, religiously checked and copied to multiple off-site...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    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...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    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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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    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...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    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...
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    Newcomer - not happy with iPad

    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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