How to get your iPad to play avi files from a USB drive
Hello fellow tech geeks. Today we are going to learn how to get your iPad to play avi files direct from a usb drive, by using the handy iPad Camera Connection Kit. You will need a jailbroken iPad, which is apparently legal thanks to the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and fair use, though it still voids your Apple warranty).
Right, so how do you get your iPad to read avi files off a usb drive? Simple! grab your camera connection dongle, plug it in, stick your usb in with some avi files on it (obviously). Make sure you’ve got the cydia app iFile on your iPad along with the regular Apple app OPlayerHD (Lite or otherwise).
Open iFile and when you touch flash drive, then one of the .avi file names the dialogue pops up asking you what to open it with, touch OPlayerHD and wait. Waiting is the most important step because it takes a good ten seconds or so. A lot of people think this method doesn’t work because they simply didn’t wait for the file to load.
The avi files play well off the usb on the iPad, the framerate isn’t too bad, with the only noticeable slowdown on any panning sections.