Beamer or VLC airplay?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by djsound, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. djsound macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2006
    So I got this cool little app called Beamer for streaming movies to ATV....but then I realized that I can just play videos from VLC and airplay which is better? Or is there any difference?
  2. Longkeg macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2014
    S. Florida
    Good question. Why not try them both. Let us know what you think.
  3. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2012
    beamer. tried both and vlc+airplay is horrible over wifi. beamer works just fine.

  4. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    In my opinion Beamer is close to perfect when combined with this open source web solution which I point at the video library on my NAS. From my iPhone I can browse my video collection, pick one and BAM it's playing on my Apple TV. Beamer even allows you to pause/stop the video from your Apple TV remote. And it remembers where I left off when replaying the same video. This solution doesn't tie up my iPhone to Airplay the video; it sends it straight from my iMac. If only there were a way to keep Beamer hidden on my mac since it always pops up on my desktop whenever I play a video...

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