Downloading, streaming, or encoding music and movies.
Leo says that the easiest way is to import it to iTunes. Not all mp4s are encoded the same way, though, and it may not be compatible with the iPad. He did use Handbrake and used the iPad preset to encode it, so that should be fine.
When he connects the iPad to iTunes, it wants to erase the iPad. Leo says that's normal, and for copy protection reasons it won't let him sync that iPad to another computer. He could give his friend the file, he could import it to his iTunes library, and sync it to his iPad.
Dutch bought a Panasonic VHS to DVD burner, but it won't play on any other DVD players. Leo says that's because Dutch made a multi-session DVD. Or, it could be that he forgot to finalize the DVD. It also could be a different type of DVD, such as DVD-RAM, which could confuse a normal DVD player.
Panasonic makes a dual drive machine that will enable him to play the VHS Tape while he presses record on the other side. If that's what he wants to do, he'll have to do it soon before they stop making those devices.
The AirPlay symbol will appear automatically in the menubar when there's an AirPlay device it can play to. It could be that the iMac may be just too old for it to work. It needs to be the later half of 2011 for it to work. Leo also says to make sure Airplay is enabled in AppleTV.
The chatroom found an article that says there's a known issue with Airplay and Mountain Lion. Check it out here.
Leo says that live TV over the internet is coming, but right now, many require a pay service subscription. It won't be too long before the NFL follows the lead of Major League baseball. In the meantime, he can use the Slingbox, which will allow him to connect it to his cable/satellite box and then log in to watch while he's on the road.
Is Hulu+ and Netflix his only online options? Scott says no, while those are the top tier, there’s also Vudu for movies. There’s also Amazon as well. If you’re an Amazon Prime member ($80 a year), you get the streaming for free, as well as expedited shipping. Individual broadcasters also stream directly from their own sites.