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Adding a video, PLEASE HELP!!

1418 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 5:36 AM by Flyin\' Otter RSS
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May 6, 2012 11:31 PM

When I'm in "Add File, Add Folder" and I try to add a video from my pc, it doesn't show. Music,photos etc:no problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 1100 with XP Home, and the latest iTunes installed. Please help! (Yes, I tried the 'Drag and Drop' method too.)

iPad 2, Windows XP
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,485 points)
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    May 6, 2012 11:48 PM (in response to Flyin\' Otter)

    Is it in a compatible format for iTunes (not all formats are supported) ? If not then you will need to convert it before you can add it to iTunes.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,485 points)
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    May 7, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to Flyin\' Otter)

    There are different frame rates to videos, and I don't think that all work with iTunes. There are a number of conversion programs that you could use to see if that then gets them recognised e.g. Handbrake (which is free).

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,680 points)
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    May 7, 2012 12:05 AM (in response to Flyin\' Otter)

    The free OPlayerHD Lite allows you to play mp4 from Dropbox

     

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  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 7, 2012 3:50 AM (in response to Flyin\' Otter)

    Your problem is, basically, the H.264 level of the video stream, which is larger than 4.1. (All scene MKV's / MP4's are, generally, level 5.1; this is why iTunes refuses to sync them.)

     

    The solution is just changing the level to 4.1 (or 3.1); then, it'll sync the file to your stock Videos app (assuming iTunes itself is able to play the video back). There is a decent writeup on this (which Windows app needs to be used etc.) at http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/making-stock-videos-application-play-every-mp4 -files-possible

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 10, 2012 5:38 AM (in response to Flyin\' Otter)

    "Contrary to some statements I found I could load almost any video format, including .avi, .wmv etc."

     

    I'd still stick to something better. It (flex:playerhttp://itunes.apple.com/app/flex-player/id451024857?mt=8 ) has a very bad H.264, MSMPEG4 and OGG Vorbis video software decoder. If you ever end up having to use it (because you play back an MKV / hi-res AVI MSMPEG4 / OGG file), you'll pay dearly for selecting this format. It's one of the worst players and it severely lacks features like multi audio track / subtitle support too.

     

    If you absolutely want something free, get QQPlayerHD ( http://itunes.apple.com/app/qqplayerhd/id434585208?mt=8 ). It has a VERY good decoder for all (supported) formats. Read http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/review-brand-new-free-video-player-qqplayerhd for a review.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 11, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to Flyin\' Otter)

    "Firstly I'd like to say that people should not take my comments out of context."

     

    Sorry, your previous posts (particularly the first) didn't explicitly state you had problems because of the lack of File sharing support of the stock Videos app and not because iTunes refused to sync videos already existing in your Movies tab to your iPad. As 99,99% of the iTunes video synchronization problems arise because of the too high H.264 level, I thought the latter was the case here too. BTW, so did most other people that answered your first question by asking whether it's a compatible format (MP4 / MOV/ M4V), that is, ones that can at all put in the "Movies" tab of iTunes.

     

    "Secondly, I was the one who found a solution to my own problem, nobody else did."

     

    See above - you should have asked "how do I tell iTunes to sync my videos to my iPad" instead. Then, we would have told you to go to the "Movies" tab instead of asking whether your videos are at all compatible with Videos (we, rightfully, assumed you had an incompatible video). It wasn't just me that thought you had problems because of the incompatible (H.264 level) videos - again, see my previous answer.

     

    "That said, yes I have removed Flex Player as it did 'crash' on one video (not the others however..) I have now, as suggested, installed QQPlayerHD, which seems fine and also has the File Sharing system (mentioned in my previous postings). This, not because it's a free app, I don't care about the money. I need solutions."

     

    Sorry, I just wanted to help and in no way meant you surely chose Flex only because it's free. You haven't stated why you've selected just flex:player; hence, I thought it was it being free. After all, there are a lot of cicrumstances only free apps can be used (e.g., large enterprises with tons of iPads), this is why they, at least at first, go for free apps. This is why I recommended a free alternative.

     

    "Bear in mind I am not a IT expert, and I expect that a forum such as this provides logical advice, which I am sure is welcomed by many people like me. As a 'novice' I'm more than happy to help when I can."

     

    Again: no offense meant. While I do know you tried to help others, I just wanted to warn people NOT to go for flex:player because it's one of the worst players around. This is why I posted a recommendation for a much better player.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    May 15, 2012 5:00 AM (in response to Flyin\' Otter)

    You need to tap the "+" sign in the upper left corner and, then, Copy From: iTunes. Then, Pages should list all the files you've put there via iTunes' File Sharing. Works just fine on my iPad 3.

     

    If it doesn't, you could try killing (from the task manager) and restarting it.

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