Airplay/Airport Extreme Question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by funkeruski, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. funkeruski macrumors regular

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    I have an airport extreme, with a hard drive connected to it for remote access from my laptop. Is it possible to stream videos I have on this hard drive to my iPad using Airplay? I searched a little on Google for the answer, and my head was about to explode I was so lost. Any guidance is appreciated.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No. You need a computer on with iTunes running with the video in its library and sharing the library. Once all that is done, then you can stream/AirPlay the video to your iPad.
     
  3. funkeruski thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for the info. I could use my laptop, but it's not on all the time. Guess I need a 27 inch iMac now.:eek:
     
  4. 1pad macrumors newbie

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    So do we :)

    It certainly is, been doing that today.

    I haven't bought Airplay, so don't know, but it works fine using BuzzPlayer, connecting either via AFP, or SMB, & some other apps we've tried.

    We don't have our mac's switched on when we're streaming to iPads, so apps we bought a while ago like Orb, & Air video, we no longer use, as they require a server app running on mac or pc.

    HTH.
     
  5. jonnydowe macrumors member

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    If the hard drive is DNLA compatible (probably is) use an app like Buzz Player and you'll be able to access it.
     

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