FileBrowser -- is awesome!

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by wolfbbg, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. wolfbbg macrumors newbie

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    Hi Gang:

    As a new iPad owner, I stumbled across FileBrowser (FB) last week and have been so impressed I wanted to share my experiences.

    Background: I ripped most of my DVD's and store all of my photo (.NEF's & .jpg's) backups and other documents to a D-Link DNS-321 (NAS) attached to my wireless router. Not only does FB play the movies perfectly, but it can even view the (.NEFs) raw images from my DSLR !

    I don't know if FB and VLC will play .vob's, but I'm gonna try that tonight. It would be nice if I didn't have to rip any more DVD's, though.

    Highly recommended!

    bg
     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Couldn't agree more. This app has been mentioned in several threads here. I bought and use it all the time now too. Great app and pretty darn easy to setup too. On both a Mac and Windows Box.
     
  3. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    You'll get no arguments from me. I found it on the first evening of playing with my iPad and it just works. I can open any data file on my desktop PC when I'm sitting in my front room watching TV to quickly check something in a spreadsheet or PDF or Word document or whatever. It's allowed me to really use my iPad just like I used to use my laptop from the sofa before.

    - Julian
     
  4. eurobum macrumors member

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    I'm think I'm getting this. Can you select what app to open a specific file with on the iPad?

    That's a key feature to me.
     
  5. tdream macrumors 65816

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    Pity it doesn't play avi or mkv though. Apart from that it's not bad.
     
  6. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    Use it all the time, mostly for browsing my external hard drive on my Mac and watching an episode of something - then AirPlaying it over to my Apple TV :)
     
  7. eurobum macrumors member

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    So you can't open files with another app and not FileBrowser's own player?
     
  8. tdream macrumors 65816

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    You can but you have to download the whole first before opening in the other app, ie no streaming.
     
  9. eurobum macrumors member

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    Whaaat, that's terrible. I'm not gonna download a 20 GB 1080p MKV onto my iPad.

    The search continues.
     
  10. chiefillini macrumors regular

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    Just purchased the FileBrowser app tonight. Does anyone else get extremely slow transfer speeds when trying to paste a file onto your ipad from another location (ie macbook or hard drive attached to airport)?
    I can not pull a speed greater than 2.5 MB/s.:confused:
     
  11. Jeff Flowerday macrumors regular

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    That's all I can get, and all that anyone I know can get. The developer really needs to put some time into improving network performance.
     
  12. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Yes I love this app as it lets me connect to my Time Capsule in a very easy way.
    But it is a little slow on the file transfer side and could use loads of improvement on that end of things.
     

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