I have had intermittent problems using the BBC iPlayer app over the last two days. When using the app to play video, the sound will stop (silence), and the iPad volume control does not work, or show on screen indication.
I have found that the Airplay menu is set to Ędock connectorĘ even though I'm using the iPad solo.
I have re installed the app, but found that once the error occurs, all other apps are affected - i.e.no volume.
Rebooting the iPad solved the issue a couple of times, but I now find that even the video app, shows Airplay to dock connector, and there is no iPad checkbox on the menu.
So I'm looking for a cable that has the new apple low profile dock connector on one side and a female dock connector on the other side. Cause most iPod interface cables have big bulky dock Connectors and it won't fit in the spot I'm looking at. I even tried looking for a female USB to female dock connector couldn't find that either. Do they not make thin dock connector cables?
I bought an acrylic adjustable easel from a craft store ($2.99!) to use as a stand to hold my iPad in either portrait or landscape position. Not that it matters a lot, but the cable doesn't fit under the iPad in portrait mode and it also hangs off to the side in a rather unsightly manner. I thought if there was a right angle connector available anywhere it could eliminate both issues. The cable I am looking for looks something like this on another MR thread
I was using my iPad normally the other day and synced it to my mac (iMac in sig). Today there were a few updates for apps that I use, so I decide to re-sync the iPad even though I have hardly used it since the sync the night before. I plug in the dock connector to the bottom (same cable/USB port as the night before) and nothing happens. I tried my iPhone and iPod on the cable and everything shows up in iTunes fine. As soon as I try the iPad....nothing. Of course I have done a soft and hard restart with no luck. Seems weird that the dock connector magically went bad while sitting on my desk overnight. Any ideas?
all of a sudden my ipad dock connector seems to just not be working.. wont charge when plugged into the wall, wont connect to the computer, wont react to anything plugged into it. Not sure what to do.. it is jailbroken so i cannot bring it to an apple store as is, I must get it connected to the computer to restore it. any ideas? this sucks..
When I first inserted the sync cable, my new iPad 3G the dock connector was very tight and snug, no movement whatsoever.However over the past four days the connector tightness seems to be a bit less. I noticed it more tonight when I picked up my iPad and felt a light tug and realized it was still attached to the charging cable, I quickly inspected it to ensure I didnt damage anything and noticed the connection between the device and the cord seemed ever so slightly "wobbly"
When I plug in the cable it doesn't feel loose per se, doesn't move side to side, or fall out, but rather flexes slightly front to back of the device. Doing this doesn't break charging or sync connection, doesn't seem to have any adverse effects.
My iPod Touch has the same slight front-to-back flex of the sync cable when attached, but it's been plugged in every night to charge, and every day into the car dock multiple times for well over a year, so I would expect the connectors to be slightly worn. I have inspected the inside of the ports on both devices, even prodding them slightly with a small electronics probe, and everything seems tight and straight.
1) Is it normal for this slight front-to-back flexibility? Are the connections not supposed to be tight and unmoving? (I have tried both devices on all 5 of my charge/syc cables including one that was brand new with the same results.) 2) I see so many speaker systems and charging stations that seem to support the devices only by their docking ports, so exactly how sturdy are these dock connnectors? Are they not prone to bending/breakage?
I plan to buy an ipad for my wife. So far, she balks at the onscreen keyboard.
I'm not clear if the "dock" connector on the ipad is the usual USB port, or instead, something proprietary to the ipad. Since i already own an old imac keyboard, is it possible to plug this USB keyboard straight into the ipad,. Or is my only option to buy Apple's bluetooth keyboard? I have also read few threads here, where people are having problems with the bluetooth keyboard.
I'm equally curious to learn from other people who also thought they needed a real keyboard, but then when they tested it, along with the onscreen keyboard, they actually preferred the onscreen one.
Information: Dual 1.8 G5 (Leopard) and 13 inch macbook (SnowL) Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Dock Connector To VGA And Keynote For Presentations?
Aug 16, 2010
I would like to use my iPad to connect to a projector (via a VGA adapter) for presentations (via Keynote) with embedded videos i.e. not links but actual videos from YouTube etc. that I'm planning to convert using Skysoft Video for iPad converter, embed these into the presentations and play from within Keynote. Does anyone successfully manage this? Secondly. is Skysoft Video for iPad converter the best package for this job?
When i plugged my MacBook Pro with iPad neither the iPad nor the macbook respond. Tried installing the latest version of iTunes, restarting iPad & the Mac but none of them worked. There is some problem with my charging cable or iPad because everytime i plug it, it did not work and message appears "not charging".
I am trying to find if there is a way to hook up 2 accesories to the iPad's dock conntector? I am looking at getting an iPad to simplify my dj set up (well basically eliminate all other equipment besides speakers and headphones) and one of the products that is coming out is a midi controller that connects through the dock connector. It looks like a great product but I would also like to be able to charge the iPad at the same time. Is there any product that is available that could help me do this? I saw one website that makes a splitter but it is only electrical taped together and is not sturdy. I was looking at the camera connector that would give one usb port but then I would need to find a product that turns that into the dock connector (for the midi controller) and a usb (for the power cord).
Being a cheap poor ba**ard that I am, I bought the 16 gig iPad. It does fine but I am very selective on what I put on it for space reasons. I had a thought, why not have a dock connector cable to dock connector (hook iPad to say a hard drive based ipod with a hell of a lot more storage than the ipad, I have a vast library of movies ). I am sure this is just a pipe dream and people will say that it will cause people to not buy the bigger capacity iPads, but who cares. I want a cheap alternative. Well to all who think I am crazy, fire away with your insults, ridicule, cheap shots and so on, I promise I will not report you because I love reading this garbage.