Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

There's an m4v video for download on the web that I'd like to watch offline on my iPad. This is the process I know will work:

  1. Open link in web browser on my laptop
  2. Download video to my laptop
  3. Stick video in iTunes
  4. Connect my iPad to my laptop
  5. Sync
  6. Disconnect iPad from laptop
  7. Watch offline

This is what I want to do:

  1. Open link in web browser on my iPad
  2. Download video to my iPad
  3. Watch offline

Is there currently a way to do this?

share|improve this question

migrated from Jun 14 '11 at 18:35

This question came from our site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

What kind of video? Is it YouTube? Is it Flash? – timothymh Mar 21 '12 at 11:27
@timothymh Just a straight-up .m4v file stored on a remote server. No Flash or anything like that. – abeger Aug 22 '12 at 21:46

This is not possible in MobileSafari on the iPad. There may be an app for it somewhere on the App Store, though.

share|improve this answer
Is there a proof link? – Antonio Aug 13 '12 at 15:58

You can get an app called Azul that replicates that functionality.

If you jailbreak it you can get Safari Download Manager, but without jailbreaking your iPad the only way is through apps.

share|improve this answer

You may refer to this guide, it's regarding how to download website video to computer for free. It works pretty well for me.

share|improve this answer

protected by Community Apr 27 '15 at 18:19

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.