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amershiraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi.

 

I have tons of recorded content in mpeg video format on my PC. i recorded these clips through my tv tuner card.

 

I want to transfer some of them to my ipad. How can i do that? And do i need to install any video players on my ipad?

 

Thanks for advice.

 

Regards.


iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • 1. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,245 points)

    With mpegs you shouldn't need another player. Open your iTunes and I believe it's file, add file to library. Navigate to where your videos are and choose them. then import them into iTUnes

    Then hook up your device and, once iTunes recognizes it, click on the name of your device. Along the top of iTunes click on 'movies'. This should open a window inside iTunes where you can see the videos you just added. Choose the ones you want to sync and sync.

    then they should be under the video tab on your iPad

  • 2. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    amershiraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi.

    Thanks for replying.

     

    However, i used that method already and nothing happens. The movies area is still empty and there were no videos added which i can sync to the iPad.

     

    Any ideas what could be wrong?

    Thanks.

  • 3. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,245 points)

    I don't know what to tell you. I do the file, add to library, connect to it, then open the device and check 'sync movies' choose the movies and sync.

  • 4. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (14,030 points)

    Give some details about the video files.

     

    Here are the formats accepted on the iPad

     

    • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
    • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
    • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • 5. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (62,755 points)

    1. Install a 3rd party App like OPlayer (there are many more in the App Store that can do the same job)

     

    2. Connect iPad to computer with USB cable

     

    3. Use the App in conjunction with File Sharing in iTune to transfer Mpeg video to iPad

  • 6. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,900 points)

    They are mpeg 2 files.

    They will not natively play on an iPad.

     

    You are better off converting them since they will take up a lot of space(I assume they are hi def).

    Google handbrake.

  • 7. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    amershiraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi.

     

    They are not hi def. in fact they are not even standard def (DVD quality). They are actually medium res, 1/2 DVD quality. A one hour recording takes 1.7 gb space only. They are recorded from Hauppauge PVR150 tv tuner card and are in Mpeg2 format. Will i be able to play it on iPad without a 3rd part app? Also i dont have Quicktime installed.

     

    In the iTunes left side pane, in Library > Movies, there are only 2 options, Download Movies, and Rent Movies. However, I can use the File menu to Add File to Library by selecting the file from my PC's hard disk and adding it. However nothing happens after I do that and the file doesnt appear under Library > Movies.

     

    Any advice? Do I need to convert it into another format from Mpeg2?

     

    Thanks,

  • 8. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    amershiraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Another question is, i saw various 3rd party video player apps which can play e.g. WMV formats on iPad.

     

    If we cant add WMV files in iTunes movie folder to sync to iPad, how can we use such 3rd party apps?

  • 9. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (62,755 points)

    1. Install 3rd part App on iPad e.g. OPlayer HD

     

    2. Connect iPad to computer with cable

     

    3. Use 3rd part App in conjunction with File Sharing in iTune to transfer/copy video

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094

  • 10. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (14,030 points)

    I would suggest using handbrake

     

    http://handbrake.fr/

  • 11. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    amershiraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A 20 minute medium resolution mpeg2 video takes more than 1 hour o my PC to convert to mp4. Thus i cannot use Handbrake for the purpose.

  • 12. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    amershiraz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed OPlayer on iPad. Then connected to my PC using cable.

     

    Still, cant import any mpegs into the Movies Library in iTunes. Same old thing. Nothing happens when I try to add files to library.

     

    Do i need to install any other app on my iPad such as some 'File Sharing' app to copy the mpeg file from my PC?

     

    Its so complex and confusing.

  • 13. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    J D McIninch Level 5 Level 5 (4,060 points)

    Drag the movies into iTunes.

    Highlight the videos you've added to iTunes.

    Go to the Advanced menu and select "Create iPad or Apple TV version".

     

    It will take iTunes a bit, but it will create iPad-compatible versions of the videos that you can sync. The iPad itself does not support MPEG-2. iTunes, however includes this conversion utility that will transcode videos (of any format that you can view in Quicktime) into the h.264 format preferred for iPad content.

  • 14. Re: Can i transfer mpeg video from PC to iPad?
    Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (62,755 points)

    1. Install OPlayer on iPad

     

    2. Connect iPad to computer with cable

     

    3. Open iTune on computer

     

    4. Select iPad (device) on the right

     

    5. Select App on the top of screen

     

    6. Scroll down until you see File Sharing box

     

    7. Select OPlayer in the left box of box

     

    8. Locate you video on the right and copy them to OPlayer

     

    Note: The video are copied to OPlayer and you use OPlayer to play your video

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