VLC local network streaming

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by The13thDoctor, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anybody know how to stream videos from a mac to an iOS device?
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    1, you want to stream to VLC on iOS? Forget it, it's an inferior player compared to Plex or truly SMB / UPnP-based ones. (See my dedicated reviews starting from page 8 at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1611485&page=8 )

    2, if you need / want / has nothing against transcoding, check out Plex.

    3, if you do NOT need transcoding (because all your stuff is in, say, MP4 or other Apple-native format) use Home Sharing (for the stock Videos client), UPnP (requires a separate server - they're free) or SMB. Check out the bibles at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503346 and http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503989 for UPnP and SMB, respectively, for more info.
     

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