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iPad Watch shows from desktop on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jctivo, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502

  3. macrumors 65816

    #3
    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.
     
  4. macrumors member

    #4
    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!

    jctivo
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    #5
    You can also download air video.
     
  6. macrumors member

    #6
    thanks

    I will try airvideo.

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

    Thanks.
    jctivo
     
  7. macrumors member

    #7
    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.
     
  8. macrumors 603

    Menel

    #8
    PS3MediaServer
    +
    AcePlayer

    Also, Apple's Remote App should work with Home Sharing to stream videos from your iTunes.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

    #9
    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.
     
  10. macrumors member

    #10
    Thanks

    I tried airvideo and paid for app.

    I actually thinks it works better than iTunes at least in my limited tests so far.
    Jctivo
     
  11. macrumors regular

    #11
    I use StreamToMe which I've found to be excellent.
     

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