It's possible to watch movies streaming from the iTunes library on your iPhone or iPad using Family sharing, but this function is valid only with the iPhone and iPad video format supported by iTunes. This means that from iOS devices you can watch streaming movies only in MP4 and MOV formats. Many other video codecs, especially the AVI format, are not playable from iTunes. If you have AVI files on your computer and you want to play them on iOS devices, the good news is that there is a way that will allow you towatch movies on iPhone and iPad with this format. If you are curious to know how to watch movies on iPad in AVI format, continue reading this guide to discover the simple procedure.
How to watch movies on iPhone and iPad in AVI format
Despite this restriction, it is possible watch movies on iPhoneeiPad in AVI format without any problem and quite simply. The simplest method is to use a free app on your iOS device. Just download the official app VLC for iOSthat you find on the App Store. We all know VLC as the best computer video player, but it can also be used on mobile devices. VLC the best, not only because it's free, but because it reads most video formats, at least the most used in our country. If you are curious to know how to do it, continue reading to find out how easy it is to upload and watch videos and movies in AVI format on iPhone and iPad.
Step 1:We obviously start by downloading VLC for iOS from the App Store on your device. It's free for iPhone and iPad.
Step 2: Open VLC for iOS and tap the icon in the top left corner.
Step 3: Click on Sharing via WiFi and the switch turns orange also highlighting the address of the WiFi network to which the device is connected. Remember it, because you will have to enter it in your computer's browser to upload movies to iPhone and iPad.
How to upload movies on iPhone and iPad
Step 4: Now you can finally upload the movies you have on your computer and take them to iPhone and iPad. To do this, follow this procedure. On your Mac or PC, type the WiFi network shown above in the address bar of your web browser and see it also in the VLC app. Example: 192.168.1.167. You will see the VLC page appear on the computer that allows you to upload the movie.
Step 5: On the page that appears on the computer, click on the "+"In the upper right corner and the navigation on your computer opens where you can select the movie in any format. Select the movie in the AVI format that you want to see while you travel. You can also drag and drop the video directly into the VLC window.
Step 6: The file will be uploaded to your iPhone or iPad using the WiFi network. Now you are ready to watch the movie on iPhone and iPad.
Step 7: After following these steps, the file in AVI format will appear in the media library in the app VLC for iOS in the section All files. Just click on the movie and this part in full screen view.
VLC supports virtually all common video codecs, so this guide can also be used for other video formats. If you prefer to upload files using a different method, click on Find out more for instructions on using iTunes sync files or uploading media files from Google Drive or Dropbox.
If you want to download videos from the internet without using any software, in this guide you will be able to discover a simple method to watch movies on iPhone and iPad.
In this other guide you can see how to download movies and TV series from RaiPlay, in order to transfer them to iPhone and iPad and watch them at any time offline.