Airplay flv urls through airflick type software?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by knemonic, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. knemonic macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    Curious if anyone has attempted this.

    In firefox, you can get extensions that provide you the direct link the flv file for a video playing on a website, lets say like a movie on megavideo.

    Airflick is that little piece of software that allows you to send local video to the ATV2, an it even converts it in realtime, similar to StreamToMe and Airvideo does.

    It is sometimes buggy but it works. The problem is you cannot transcode off site assets (which I assume it means it will not download and transcode and airplay at the same time).

    The fact that you can get a direct url to these fly files I would think someone out there found a way to transcode in realtime and then send it over airplay. The idea is then you would be able to watch anything for free from these flash based websites that have movies on them directly on you ATV2.

    Any thoughts?
  2. knemonic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    For example, here is a direct url to wall street, money never sleeps.

    You can open this in quicktime, VLC you name it. If you have perian installed, flv files play in nearly everything now.

    So it seems like there just needs to be a realtime transcoder (even VLC could do it) that airplay the video in the correct format to the ATV2.

    Interesting, right?

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