Getting media onto the iPad
The iPad makes an excellent media player and there are a number of ways you can import your video. Video on the iPad can consist of a number of different options:
- Purchase / rent movies or TV shows from the iTunes Store.
- Rip your own DVDs. Turn that movie or TV episodes into a digital format. See: How to rip a DVD using Handbrake. This video will also demonstrate how to import the ripped files into iTunes. See also the page: Rip and convert media.
- Download video from Youtube or Vimeo. Save the video as an .mp4 and import it into iTunes. See Download Youtube video using Keepvid.
- Record your own videos using the iPad's Camera app. This video will end up in the Photos app - in the Camera Roll.
- Any media that is saved into your iTunes library will need to copied across to the iPad by synchronising your iPad with your computer using iTunes. See the following videos that explain the process. The iPad, syncing and iTunes
Playing the Videos
The Videos app on the iPad
You watch videos - movies, music videos, TV shows in the Videos app. You can control and adjust video playback in this app which makes it easier to find specific points in the video or rewind more precisely. See: control and adjust video playback on the iPad.
If you have an Apple TV you can use Airplay to stream your video to your television via your iPad. See Streaming media or use an app like Air Video to stream your media within your network and remotely. See the video: Streaming video with AirVideo for iOS.
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Deleting the Video
If you synced the video to your iPad using iTunes on your computer, then you need to use iTunes on the computer to delete the video. You leave it in your iTunes library on your computer but uncheck it, so it is not put back on the iPad when you sync it again with your computer. Unchecked media remains in the iTunes library, stored on your hard drive but does not take up room on your iPad - because it has not been synced.
Media that you have downloaded directly onto the iPad can also be deleted directly from the iPad.
Movies and TV Shows
- Tap the Videos App
- Tap the Films or TV Shows Tab
- Touch and hold on the video you want to remove
- Tap the Delete Button (X in the circle)
Videos You Recorded
These are in the Photos App in your Camera Roll.
- Tap the video you want to delete
- Tap the Trash Can icon in the upper right
- Confirm by tapping Delete Video
Using Settings, General, Usage is another way to delete individual video - even video that was synchronised to your iPad via iTunes. The Storage setting analyses all content stored on the iPad and will itemise the video.
Tap Videos and all video available from the Videos app will be located. In this example, there is a show with a storage size of 30.2 gb. Tapping that show will display all the individual episodes of that series. Delete the whole series or go deeper into Storage and delete individual episodes of the series. To delete, tap Edit, the tap the show and tap Delete.
Tap one of the videos, then tap edit. You can then select an individual episode to delete.