VLC for IOS to the Rescue

April 17, 2017

A couple of days ago I discovered “home movies” (DVDs I burned onto my Mac and loaded into iTunes) were no longer are accessible on my iPad. I also noticed the Video app is now the TV app on my iPad. This is not acceptable! In a few days we are embarking on a Road Trip with our 4 1/2 year old Grandson. We must have Thomas the Train, Go Diego, and other classics on the iPad or Grandson will not be happy and thus we won’t be happy.

After tiring of banging my head against the Apple Knows Best wall I gave up on the TV app and searched for alternatives.

Joy! I discovered VLC has an IOS app. I installed it and after resorting to reading the short introduction screen was able to download “home videos” to my heart’s content. The process is simple:

  • Start VLC
  • Enable Sharing via WiFi
  • Enter the URL displayed directly under Sharing via WiFi in your browser’s address window
  • Drag “home videos” to the browser window

VLC is now one of y must have apps on my IOS devices.

Thanks VLC