AppleTV and Air Video

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BlindMellon, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

    BlindMellon

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    have been streaming vids to my iphone with Air Video and it's so fool proof and effortless, i'm thinking about getting the 'appleTV' box to stream the my vids to the TV.

    Anyone have any pointers?
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    In case you didn't know already, you can't stream videos straight from Air Video to ATV, you have to stream to an iOS device first, then AirPlay from iOS to ATV.
     
  3. BlindMellon thread starter macrumors 65816

    BlindMellon

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    oh, well that sucks. guess i'll continue using TVersity and my PS3... Thanks for setting me straight. :eek:
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's just because iTunes is the only desktop app that can use AirPlay, so Air Video can't output straight to ATV.
     
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Can the air video server (non apple app) stream to the Air Video app (non apple iOS app) then can Air Video on the iPhone stream via AirPlay to the AppleTV 2?
     
  6. EckoElite macrumors newbie

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    I often stream videos through Air Video to my iPhone then airplay it to my apple tv. AdrianK is right about the streaming to iPhone then airplaying to apple tv; but in my experience, airplaying it to the apple tv is just as fast as watching it on the iPhone.

    If you want to stream videos from Air Video straight to the apple tv you can use an app called AirFlick. http://ericasadun.com/ftp/AirPlay/
    It integrates the airvideo server so you can live convert as it streams to the apple tv. It works very well but you have to be at the computer to choose the video so it is not as convenient. You can also airplay music, pictures, pdfs, etc. with the app too.
     
  7. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Meh.

    Just remux the avi's and mkv's with MkVTools and add them to iTunes.

    That's the way God intended us to use the AppleTV
     
  8. EckoElite macrumors newbie

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    That is the best way to do it, (my whole library is in itunes and works flawlessly between 3 apple tv's and 4 iPhones. I myself only use airflick for videos that I have yet to convert or add to iTunes. It is a handy app if you dont have the videos in iTunes and want to stream something straight to the apple tv.
     
  9. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    Yes it can. Works very well too. I'm not sure if they have updated it yet but for a while you had to use the beta version of Air Video server.
     
  10. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    Actually AirPlay from Air Video on the iPhone works much better than TVersity and PS3. The video doesn't actually stream from your computer to the iPhone and then to the apple tv. The iPhone only directs the server where to send the video stream. In this case it tells it to stream to the Apple TV. That's how AirPlay works.
     

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