Use the Videos App

After all this preparation to put videos onto the iPad, it feels anticlimactic to reveal the simple controls for playing them—but isn't that the point? You want to focus on the video, not the buttons and options.

Watch a Video

For the most part, videos on the iPad share the same playback controls regardless of which app you're using. Usually the biggest difference is how to you get to the videos, whether that's through a list of collected files, like in GoodReader, or thumbnails of available movies, as in the Videos app. I'm using the Videos app as the most obvious example.

Follow these steps to play a video:

  1. Find your video by tapping a category button at the top of the screen (Figure 5-11); a button appears only when there is ...

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