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Video not showing with SD card reader

461 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 8:42 AM by kamazzy RSS
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Feb 2, 2013 7:59 PM

I have the latest ipad and the lightening adapter for SD cards.  I am using an SDHC Scan Disk card (8G).  The movie is in mp4 format.  I put it in a folder marked DCIM and then in a subfolder with 8 letters and numbers.


When I connect to the ipad it says there are no photos or videos to download.


What am I doing wrong?


Many thanks

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,430 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 11:44 PM (in response to kamazzy)

    You created the DCIM directory off the root of the card, and the video's name is exactly 8 characters plus its extension e.g. video123.mp4 ? Try putting a similarly naming picture on in that directory and see if that is recognised


    If it's an iTunes purchased video, then it should still be recognised and be able to be copied to the Photos app, but you won't be able to play it

  • Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (20,275 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to kamazzy)

    The sub folder doesn't have to have 8 character name, but the file does







    If your movie or photo's name isn't 8 characters it won't be seen.


    maybe that's the issue?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,430 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to kamazzy)

    The DCIM directory needs to be the first directory on the card. When I've copied photos onto a card and used it with the kit it's looked something like  :




    If you have another directory under the DCIM directory then that also needs to be 8 characters long e.g.




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