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iPad and a zipped MP4

I need to advise a remote user to download a zip file that contains an MP4 movie.  

WinZip free and ArcZip free did not provide desirable results.  The movie stays within the application.

How do I instruct the remote user to save the content to a generalized location where "My Movies" or iTunes can read the file?

Thanks,
kengreg
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workgaCommented:
instead of using winzip did you try to use dropbox and send the movie over dropbox?
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kengregAuthor Commented:
The business already uses Dropbox for a different subset of people, with different data requirements.

It would be tedious and confusing to work within the existing Dropbox accounts.

It would be overkill to start a new Dropbox account.

There must be a logical way to save a file to an iPad.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaCommented:
The user can try Winrar or 7zip, they can right click on the files and select to Extract here. After that they can copy the file to iTunes Folder and do a sync.
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kengregAuthor Commented:
I couldn't find iOS versions of Winrar or 7zip
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workgaCommented:
Did you try to contact Apple for this issue?  I am sure they could suggest something.  They seem to be very helpfull.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaCommented:
@kengreg I meant they can download it on a PC with Windows then sync it to iPad.

You can install iZip on the iPad, it's free.

You still need an app like iFile to manage files
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GeisrudCommented:
I found this app: UnArchiver ($0.99)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unarchiver-+file-manager/id488515082?mt=8

Open Safari and browse to your .zip file on the web, which contains your .mp4:
I put one here to test: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/9035612/junk.zip

When you open the file in Safari, there's a button in the top left corner giving you the option to 'Open in "Unarchiver"'

Back in the Unarchiver app, tap on the blue arrow on the mp4 file.  You have to option to "Save to Photo Album".
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kengregAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Giesrud, this sounds like a worthy attempt.  I'm not sure why "Save to Photo Album" is the only option, but I'll try this in a couple of days.
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GeisrudCommented:
There are other options:

Email the file
Open in...
Open with TV-Out
Save to Photo Album

I just mentioned the one that seemed to suit your need.
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kengregAuthor Commented:
My goal was to advise a remote user.  The answers here are a little too complex for me to share over the phone with this particular user.  For now he'll continue to view zipped mp4s from within ArcZip.

I checked two of the solutions above because they sound reasonable and I can try them the next time that I'm onsite.  I'm just not 100% sure that they will work.
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