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How to Transfer Videos to iPad With and Without iTunes

The iPad is not only a great music player, ebook reader, and gaming device, but also a perfect portable video player. The crystal clear screen of iPad makes it watch video an excellent visual experience. This article will focus on how to transfer movies, DVDs and other videos from Windows PC or Mac to iPad via iTunes and without iTunes. So it will be divided into two parts. The following takes Windows PC as an example.

Part1 Transfer Videos to iPad With iTunes


Step1. Connect iPad with your computer and launch iTunes and Click “File > Add File to Library” to add videos to iTunes library.
If you do not have iTunes install on your PC or Mac, you may download it from Apple’s Official Website. The latest version is iTunes 10.7.

Step2. From LIBRARY section of iTunes source list, click “Movies”, and you will see the movies you just added.

Step3. Select iPad in DEVICES section of iTunes source list. Drag the movie in library list to iPad Movies. You will see the video in iPad Movies list and at the same time iTune will sync the newly added video to your iPad automatically.

Tips:
1.To delete movies on iPad, please select iPad Movies in DEVICES section of iTunes source list, right click the movie and click “Delete”.
2.Please note that iPad only supports H.264/MPEG-4 video in MP4/MOV format. If you want to sync DVD or other video files to your iPad, you need to use DVD to iPad Converter to convert these videos to iPad compatible video format firstly.
3. There is a step-by-step guide titled How to watch DVD on iPad.

Part2 Transfer Videos to iPad without iTunes


In this part, it is necessary to use an iOS App called Wireless Transfer App. I have downloaded it on the App Store.

1.Launch the Wireless Transfer App and you will find the http address at the bottom of the screen as shown on the below screenshot.

2.Open a web browser in your computer and type the address exactly as the same as the address on your iPad.

3.Click the Upload button on the top right corner of the webpage. Select the videos ready to be uploaded from your computer. Then the videos will be downloaded to your iPad very quickly.

Frankly speaking, the syncing process with iTunes is much more complicated compared with the Wireless Transfer App. What’s more, we may usually come across some unexpected problems in the syncing process with iTunes. If you also feel troublesome with iTunes, you can try the Wireless Transfer App without hesitation.

Why is the iPad Mini So Attractive

Apple released the 4th generation iPad called the iPad mini on 23 Oct. 2012. The iPad Mini was flying off the virtual shelves. Only 36 hours after pre-orders began, two out of three of the available iPad Mini SKUs were sold out on the Apple online store. The 16GB black Mini was the most recent device to run through its pre-order stock. Shipping dates for many devices originally on November 2 have been pushed back because there are more buyers than the number of the  iPad mini available.

Why is the iPad mini so popular among people? This article will list some features which may concern to the reasons.
There is a beautiful display, powerful A5 chip, FaceTime HD camera, iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless, and over 275,000 apps ready to download from the App Store. All these wonderful features are so attractive for people.

Its 7.9-inch display more than measures up to the complete iPad experience. View web pages in Safari. See where you are and what’s around you with Maps. Flick through photos and watch videos in details vividly. And wave hello to the family on a FaceTime call. The iPad mini display uses the same LED backlight technology as iPad to give you plenty of pop per square inch. And it’s perfectly sized to work with hundreds of thousands of apps made for iPad.
Its 7.2 millimeters size makes it pencil thin and unbelievably light. You can easily hold it in your palm. And stash it in your smallest bag without a second thought, so it’s always close at hand.
The iPad mini still lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge even with so much performance packed into such a small space. So you can read, watch, play, write, and create whatever you want, as long as you want.
If you have got one fortunately, and you would like to enjoy some favorite DVDs on your iPad mini, do you know how to achieve this? The article titled How to Watch DVD on iPad will help you much. You can refer to it.

What Is iOS Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking originally means prison escaping. Nowadays it has an expanded meaning in iOS jailbreaking which is the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS through the use of hardware/software exploits, such as iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and second generation Apple TV,etc. Jailbreaking allows iOS users to gain root access to the operating system, allowing them to download additional applications, extensions, and themes unavailable on the official Apple App Store. The name refers to breaking the device out of its “jail”, which is a technical term used in Unix-style systems. A jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS can still use the App Store, iTunes, and other normal functions.

Jailbreaking is necessary if the user intends to run software not authorized by Apple. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, although Apple has announced that the practice “can violate the warranty”, jailbreaking iPhones is legal in the United States.

Advantages and disadvantages for jailbreaking
1. Expanding the feature set limited by Apple and Apple App Store.
Most jailbreaking tools automatically install Cydia, a native iOS APT client used for finding and installing software for jailbroken iOS devices. Users install these programs for purposes including personalization and customization of the interface, adding desired features and fixing annoyances, and making development work on the device easier
2. Use of handset on multiple networks
Jailbreaking also opens the possibility for using software to unofficially unlock iPhones so that they can be used with other devices. Software-based unlocks have been available since several years ago, with each tool applying to a specific iPhone model and baseband version (or multiple models and versions).
3. Censorship
Some users look for software beyond the App Store to express opposition to Apple’s censorship of content through the app approval process. For example, in early 2010, Apple banned an app submitted by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Mark Fiore, because it “ridiculed public figures”, in violation of Section 3.3.14 of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement. Apple later called Fiore and asked him to resubmit his app for approval. In late 2010, Apple banned the use of apps that allowed users to donate money to non-profit organization and charities. Apple also banned a WikiLeaks app, stating it “violated their developer guidelines”). As the list of banned apps continues to grow, some users have found jailbreaking to be a viable alternative to Apple’s censorship of content.
4. Shortcoming
Installing software published beyond the App Store has the potential to affect battery life and system stability if the software is poorly optimized or frequently uses resource-draining services (such as 3G or Wi-Fi).

Jailbreaking tools

Have you made a general understanding about iOS Jailbreaking? There is another usefull app for Apple devices: DVD to iPad Converter.

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