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Old Dec 26, 2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Watch shows from desktop on iPad?

I have a Desktop windows vista computer running itunes all the time which I use my Apple TV2 to watch shows on my HDTV.

My question is when I'm on the treadmill not near a TV, can I watch shows from either my Apple TV2 or my desktop computer on my ipad? Is there an app for that?

I'm sure there must be a way, I'm just spacing on how to do it.

I would like to not run another server program as I have itunes performing that task and it works for the most part so I don't want to screw around with something that might mess that up.

Thank you in advance,
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Check this out
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4557
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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I just download the movies to my iPad and watch at will. Replacing those just watched with another to keep the list fresh. Lets see what I have on there right now... this could be bad:
Ok, not so bad, I only have Prometheus, Push, Sunshine, The Book of Eli on there right now. Normally I have about 5 or 6 movies, guess I'm just too lazy to push the cloud button over the holidays.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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thanks

I don't want to be loading things on/off the ipad since I have a 2 tb drive for my library.

So I did review the article from apple about home sharing. I did set it up now on my ipad.

Looks like it worked. I was watching something from my itunes library.

Thanks. I really forgot about home sharing for this function!

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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You can also download air video.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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thanks

I will try airvideo.

The home sharing flaked out a bit on me last night so I will try airvideo as well.

Thanks.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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I often want to watch online videos that are flash-based on my iPad. Since the iPad cannot do flash (at least not easily), I use Splashtop (http://www.splashtop.com/splashtop2) through my desktop machine.

From what I have found, it may be the only desktop viewer that also sends audio.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:27 PM   #8
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Also, Apple's Remote App should work with Home Sharing to stream videos from your iTunes.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:36 PM   #9
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I have a Desktop windows vista computer running itunes all the time which I use my Apple TV2 to watch shows on my HDTV.

My question is when I'm on the treadmill not near a TV, can I watch shows from either my Apple TV2 or my desktop computer on my ipad? Is there an app for that?

I'm sure there must be a way, I'm just spacing on how to do it.

I would like to not run another server program as I have itunes performing that task and it works for the most part so I don't want to screw around with something that might mess that up.

Thank you in advance,
jctivo
AirVideo is the best streamer for me because it does all formats so I can watch my MKV rips on my NAS. It also streams over 4G. Great purchase.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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Thanks

I tried airvideo and paid for app.

I actually thinks it works better than iTunes at least in my limited tests so far.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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I use StreamToMe which I've found to be excellent.
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