How can I share files to my iPad & play mp4, flv & rmvb videos shared to it?

My iPad 3 retina consumes little energy while playing videos/movies (unlike my Android
& Windows laptops which get very heated up quickly & battery drained).

is there any way I can share my videos (say using a Wifi) to the iPad so that i could read &
play the shared video files: I have one of those microSD & SD adapters that comes with Wifi.
My iPad is only 16GB so not much capacity to hold much videos

Think my iPad is on iOS 6.x
sunhuxAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
You could run Plex on your PC .. and then watch using the Plex client on the iPad .. you can stream any video files to the iPad over WiFi.
https://plex.tv/downloads
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David AndersTechnician Commented:
Sandisk Connect USB drive has WiFi that runs for 4 hours on a charge. There is a Sandisk App that allows iOS access to the content. It supports up to
The Connect drive has a microSD that can be removed. There are youtube videos demonstrating it.
It retails for $60, Bestbuy has had the 32Gb version on a one day deal for $30 twice in the last 10 days.
https://www.google.com/search?q=SanDisk+Connect+flash+drive
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Kyle SantosCustomer RelationsCommented:
Why are you using iOS6?

If you are having issues with limited space on your iPad you can try and clear stuff out:
Go to Settings
Go to General
Go to Usage
Go to Manage Storage
In there you will see all your apps and how much space they take up.  Remove unwanted, unused  items as necessary.  If by chance you have downloaded a movie in iTunes you will need to delete it from your library as most movies take up 1.5GB of space.  If you delete it it won't remove it permanently because it will be available for later use in the cloud.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
The "SanDisk Connect Wireless" is new to me & sounds good.
At least no laptop required.  I've heard of USB HDD that offers
Wifi service, will iPad, iPhone, Macbook & Android connects to
it but can't recall which brand/model.
Any specific recommendation?


I bought my iPad3 retina about 3-4 years ago & have not got the guts to upgrade its
iOS 6 : got a couple of bad experiences when upgrading my kid & wife's iPhone iOS.
I'm not savvy at all with Apple products.

Btw, can iOS 6 on iPad play mp4, flv & rmvb format videos?
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Will the performance of Wireless USB HDD equal that of Sandisk Connect?
Sandisk Connect is using flash, so no mechanical movement but if the mechanical
HDD has higher throughput that the Wireless, I guess both will have equal Sandisk
Connect & Wireless USB Hdd has equal throughput?


Will the following device deliver the same functionality?  It's for backup but not
sure if iPad, iPhone, Android etc could read from it (ie it's a sharing device)?
http://www.amazon.com/Pogoplug-Series-4-Backup-Device/dp/B006I5MKZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438445283&sr=8-1&keywords=Pogo+plug
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Q1:
http://www.amazon.com/EDUP-Wireless-Access-Support-Android/dp/B00HLE5MYW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1438446230&sr=8-2&keywords=Edup
The Edup offers only USB2 throughput.  Does the SanDisk Connect offers USB3 or higher throughput?

Q2:
With various USB Hdd or SD connected to the Pogoplug or Edup, do we need to format it in iOS
readable filesystem format (think it's called JFS?) or we can leave it as NTFS/FAT32 & iPad/iPhone
could read the video files from Pogoplug/Edup?
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David AndersTechnician Commented:
I have had the Sandisk Connect 32Gb for a week.  It is USB 2.
It is supposed to support three devices to stream it's video at one time.
Wi-Fi is supposedly a 150 feet line of sight connection.
I have only streamed video with one device (iPhone) at one time. Using the free iOS app from the Apple App Store. Works well.
Ex Machina 720p was able to instant scroll through the movie, played well.
Did not change the MBR FAT32 format.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Hi DavidAnders

What's the Wifi throughput published for "Sandisk Connect"?  Is it 1 Gbps
or 54Mbps or ?
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