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I've transferred some VOB files to my iPad via FTP—I used UbiDisk, which stores the files in a “local” folder.

Anyway, now that I have the files on my iPad and I’m trying to play them with viPlay Lite, but I don't know how to find them.

Is there are a way to browse for files?

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  • Can you select the file in UbiDesk and use "Open with.." to open it in viPlay? Otherwise you are definitively out of luck. – nohillside Oct 22 '12 at 5:39
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Unfortunately because of the way apps are sandboxed in iOS, transferring files between them isn't really possible, unless the developers of the program have included some of that functionality. Effectively, each app has it's own folder on your iPad, and no other app can access the files within. It sounds silly, but it's a big part of security in iOS.

If you want to play media from an FTP server, you'll most likely need to get it with a player app that supports FTP (it looks like viPlay might, although I don't know if that's just the paid version, or the Lite version as well).

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  • Ah. It's a security thing, and not a thinly veiled nudge to make users buy everything from iTunes... :) Thanks for the info... – jbd Oct 22 '12 at 16:10

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