Copy videos and songs to iPad the easy way

I’ve been working with IOS based devices for 8 years now , since I moved from Android, when I needed to, for work, to start developing with xCode.

I think I can consider myself a sophisticated user, I know my way around in iPhone, iPad, Mac etc.

One thing I never worked with was import of media to the devices, we have endless sources of data everywhere, and when I needed to store something for offline use (mostly music, for flights) I found easy ways to do it, through Google Music (R.I.P.) / Youtube music (the unsuccessful successor) and more.

Well, now , I have decided I want to transfer 25 GB of videos to the device, and decided to find the easiest way.

Apple obviously doesn’t like it, and doesn’t let us just transfer the data through iTunes.

So for half hour, I struggled with few methods and then I found an amazingly easy way to do it, here goes:

VLC media player is one of the most common players for computer and for mobile devices, I obviously worked with it for many things, but i had no idea it actually has a built in web interface allowing sharing of actually everything, through the local network.

Yes, as simple as that.

So here is probably the easiest tutorial I have ever written……

  1. Open you VLC player on your iPhone / iPad.
  2. Locate the “Network” button in the bottom of the app.
  3. enable “Sharing via WIFI”
  4. write down or remember the IP address of your mobile device.
  1. on your PC, open your favorite web browser 
  2. in the address bar type in “http://your-ip-address”
  3. you will see the web interface of your app in the mobile device
  4. Now, simply drag and drop any media file you want to that window, 

It will be transferred to the iPhone/iPad.

Amazing how easy it is, 

Enjoy!

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