The thing with that is the pc must be on. Not very good if you're in bed and want to watch a movie, but not leave your pc on all night.I add ripped mpeg4 files directly to my iTunes on my pc and then I can stream them to my phone, Apple TV, and ipad. Works very well.
If you have the time, you want to check out the network streaming-specific section in my Multimedia bible chart: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81986513/092012/iMediaPlayer/201204-mm-chart.odsThe subject says it all.
I want to buy an iPad if I can stream media from my network HDs.
Can this be done?
Thanks ianrip - trying to get my head around your great diagram. What is the count column for? You have a Mac Mini - where is your AirPort Extreme shown - is it your router? And is your Cat 6 Cable a regular Lan Cable?I would recommend putting your HD onto the network, then use various app's for streaming.
I have a NAS connected to the router, and then I can access it without the need for PC or MAC to be constantly on.
You don't need to convert the files to a certain format, some app's can play multiple formats. i have 2 Samsung TV which can access the NAS as well using the DNLA set up.
Basic set up below
http://www.stratospherix.com/products/filebrowser/iMarvin - I have searched for File Browser at the App Store and can't find anything with that name.
Can you please clarify the name of this app?
Cheers, Mal AU
PM me if you need more infoThanks ianrip - trying to get my head around your great diagram. What is the count column for? ( count column was just for Ref nothing important really) You have a Mac Mini - where is your AirPort Extreme shown - is it your router (YES but I didn't get the apple router just using the one supplied for now )? And is your Cat 6 Cable a regular Lan Cable YES ?
Thanks so much for your effort. I don't want to use TV though - I want to view output on MBP or iPad only. I live alone and enjoy the small screens - even a 700MB one hour file renders great quality. Most of my files however are either ripped at the highest iSkySoft DVD Ripper provides and are about 1.5GB or are downloaded from the internet. Fabulous vivid colours with the iSkySoft files.
Can you tell me what apps and where you get them. BTW I usually use GOM or VLC to view.
I think i bought X player for ipad, I got an Buffalo app with the NAS, but that only streams about 2% of the files, so i was mucking around and found Xplayer, I've got VLC but haven't tried it
Thanks to you and everyone for all your help.
Cheers, Mal AU
Thanks Menneisyys2 - I'll check out your url
All the best, Mal AU
Another vote for Air Video. Unfortunately, I have the infamous double NAT issue that prevents 3g streaming. For some reason Orb works fine over 3g without configuring.Air Video - doesn't have to be mp4 it can be any file and streams it over. It's not the only one but its the one I use an love. There is at least one other big competitor to Airvideo for sure