Firstly, some background:- In the New Year I'm going on a long trip (involving long flights & multiple Hotels).
Whilst I'm aware that most long-haul flights have some form on on-board movies, I thought it would be a good idea if I got some form of "Tablet" to watch my own choice - plus I could also watch Films in my Hotel.
Obviously, I also want a Tablet to enable me to take some Notes etc & (when I get Internet connection - remembering the cost of some Hotels' WiFi) can check up on emails etc.
Eventually, despite the fact that I'm "Apple-Ignorant", I decided to invest in an iPad Air 2 (64Gb).
Generally it seems to be quite a good device, the included functions (such as "Mail", "Safari", "Numbers" & "Pages") seem adequate for my purposes - but I'm really struggling to get to grips with some aspects of it!
Obviously, the first thing that I wanted to do (after I sorted out basics - emails etc) was to transfer some DVDs across (from my PC) onto the iPad.
This is where I hit the first stumbling block! It seems to be configured to assume that you are ALWAYS going to be using iCloud (really not much use when you are 35,000 ft up & are restricted to using it in Airplane Mode!).
After a lot of discussion with some form of Apple Support (who didn't seem to understand why I couldn't use iCloud in a Plane), I eventually installed an App called "Documents".
After a lots of effort (I can't even recall how I managed it), I eventually managed to get a DVD locally loaded - but it will ONLY play via a "Documents-Viewer", not any Media Player!
Strangely enough, when I now open "Documents", I cannot find any listing of my Movie - except within Recent-History (where it will play - hence confirming it is still there) - obviously, the first problem will be when it falls off the bottom of the Recent-History, I'm going to lose all access to it!
After looking around the Internet, it was suggested that I needed to use iTunes to transfer files (including Films) between iPad & PC.
Second problem, I couldn't find iTunes on my iPad anywhere!! I have iTunes-Stores (which takes me to the Store to purchase additional films - which I don't want) and iTunes-U (which seems to want to sign myself upto some sort of "Course" - again, something I don't want) - but I simply cannot find "iTunes".
Hence I then went into iTunes Store to see if could download iTunes - but I get the response that I already have iTunes!! So far, nothing I've found on the Web explains to me how I find the iTunes App (everything seems to assume that it is already there & that it must start by Magic)!
Eventually, taking a different approach, I downloaded iTunes (ver 12) onto my Win-8.1, 64-bit PC.
After a lot of hassle I got this to recognise my iPad!!
It appears to show Listings/Directories of both my PC & my iPad. Unfortunately it is NOT showing the DVD that I know is already on my iPad, NOR is it showing any of the other Films that I have on my PC - hence I'm totally unable to transfer the Films between the 2 devices!
Hope I've not been too garbled, but this really is getting frustrating!