Shared folder in Videos on iPad

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    Shared folder in Videos on iPad

    I have searched the forum but cannot fin a thread for this.

    In the video app on iPad there is now a “Shared” folder.

    This gives me access to all the videos stored on on my iMac. I can play all the videos as if they were loaded on to my iPad.

    However it seems that I have to have iTunes open on my Mac, or the “Shared” folder disappears!!

    I thought this “Shared” folder was accessing iCloud, but does anybody know why I have to have iTunes open?


    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum Mods. Please move it if you feel it should be else where
    Last edited by Grandad; 10-22-2011 at 03:22 AM. Reason: Punctuation!

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    Not sure if this is what you are looking for or not, but:

    iPad power: how to transfer files | Macworld

    But that is sorta old.. try here as well: http://gigaom.com/apple/ios-5-documents-in-the-cloud/

    And here:

    http://gigaom.com/apple/whats-still-...loud-and-os-x/

    Look thru there to see if what you are looking for is in there...
    If not, let me know, I'll dig further into it.
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    As far as I am aware, iCloud does not, as yet, include a streaming service of the sort I think you are talking about. So, the 'Shared' folder on your iPad is as it was before the iOS5 update and lists the files available in iTunes on any open Mac on your network...as you have found

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    I don't recall the shared folder prior to iOS 5. I have posted these screen shots from my iPad, to show you what I mean Shared folder in Videos on iPad-01.jpg Shared folder in Videos on iPad-02.jpg

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