How do you stream video/music to the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bobright, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. bobright macrumors 601

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    I am a new soon to be owner and do not know anybody with a iPad or have messed with one extensively so please be easy.

    How exactly would one stream? Do you need a certain app? If streaming your music collection can you rate it via iTunes as you would if it were on the iPad itself?

    I own a PC with all my content on it so hopefully a Mac isn't required.
     
  2. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    There are lots of ways but my favorite is a program called Plex. Check it out.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    U can stream all your computers iTunes content with home sharing built in feature on the iPod app.
     
  4. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of options.

    Orb, iTunes Home Sharing, AirVideo, Dropbox, etc

    I like Air Video for videos.
     
  5. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    AirVideo and ZumoCast when I'm out of the house.
    ZumoCast is no longer available in the App Store, though I honestly had no idea it was pulled until I just checked for it :p

    Home Sharing while in my house.
     
  6. Bat6111 macrumors member

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    I use Air Video for streaming all video. especially, not mp4 file then AirPlay to AppleTV 2.

    I love their live conversion :p
     
  7. RWinOR macrumors 6502

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    We use Airfoil to stream to our iOs devices. Works great!
     
  8. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    'nutter vote for AirVideo. Best video streaming program I've ever used.
     
  9. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    +1. Have plex on the iPhone aswell
     
  10. kalex macrumors 65816

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    I use air video and it works great streaming 720p mkv files
     
  11. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    AirVideo works reat for me when streaming video from my laptop to my iPad
     
  12. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    I set up my work computer (fastest computer i own, faster upload connection than my home) with GoToMyPC and/or Splashtop (still evaluating both, leaning towards Splashtop as there is no monthly cost) and download videos on the go with my iPad 2. Then I connect to the computer using AirVideo to either live convert or put the videos in a conversion queue.

    This allows me to download Icefilms videos via Megaupload and pretty much any other video content on the web.

    Splashtop also allows me to view streaming flash video with audio on my iPad.

    Until (if) the ipad gets flash, this is a pretty simple and effective work around for me.
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    iSwifter Browser, Puffin Browser, or Skyfire Browser.
     
  14. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    Being designed in the U.S., those flash browsers tend to not support canadian sites i visit, specifically on demand and live video sites.

    Plus the bulk of the video I want to watch is divx which they wouldn't support.
     

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