I just discovered "Air Video" today....omg...

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by chrono1081, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    So I just discovered an app called "Air Video" today and its freaking amazing! I can stream all of my movies that I have on my tower to my iPad and it works FLAWLESSLY!

    Apparently I'm the last one to discover this app since all my friends were like "Ya I've had that for awhile now" but I was super excited and just wanted to share incase anyone on here never saw it.

    Its only $3 and now I have all of my family guys on my iPad without taking up space :D
     
  2. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    It's cool but I stopped using it because Plex 9 came out for OS X and now I can stream using their iOS app which is much better than AirVideo. It automatically organizes all my media which is nice, plus it can also stream iTunes music from my Mac so it's pretty awesome.

    Only problem is it's still a little buggy, but either way I stopped using AirVideo.

    So in a way, you are not only late to the party, but you might have missed the boat! Unless of course you don't use OS X or don't care about using Plex.
     
  3. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Lol! I figured I was pretty late to the party ;)

    Oh well I'm still fascinated by it :D I'm burning more of my DVD collection as we speak. I like this not so new-fangled streaming video thing :)
     
  4. Dodgeroo macrumors regular

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    Air Video is awesome. However a nice complement is Streamtome, which does a very similar job, but additionally streams audio too, which is the one thing I was missing from Air Video.
     
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    You've obviously not heard of Bebot. ;)

    Need to try this Plex thing mentioned above - sounds a bit more flexible than AirVideo. Whether it works as seamlessly and has such a communicative developer is another thing.
     
  8. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Was using Air Video, but now have switched to ZumoCast simply for the reason that it could stream my music collection too. The music streaming interface is incredibly well done. There's a few glitches with songs not be ordered correctly, or artwork not all showing up, but for an app that was just released earlier this month, it's pretty good. The video however leaves something to be desired. It's not nearly up to the quality that Air Video was and because of that, I find playing video on it completely distracting.

    I'll look into Plex. It sounds interesting. I want one app/sever combo that does it all and does it well. I don't want to switch into different apps to stream different types of things nor do I want to run multiple server programs on my computer either. So, my search continues for the perfect solution.
     
  9. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I've been using it for about a month now, and I love it! It works great but I think I'll try some of the others mentioned on here to see what suites me best.

    One reason I chose Air Video is because I have a home NAS drive (3TB) where I stream all my movies through to my network. Air Video made it possible to watch them on my iPad, but I have yet to figure out the remote connection so I can watch them anywhere using my iPhone 4.
     
  10. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    That's one thing in ZumoCast's favor....there is nothing to figure out. It just works. Played my music collection on my iPad from within a car driving down the highway over 3G. Worked flawlessly. I wish I had had time to try some video too, but traffic wasn't bad at all so my friend got us to our destination quicker then I thought she would! I might walk down the street tomorrow and see how it performs cause I am kinda curious. But for music at least, it was wonderful.
     
  11. Hraggleblarg macrumors member

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    Air Video is great for long car rides. Use it all the time.
     
  12. nataliamck macrumors 6502

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    A little off topic...

    This question is a little off topic but still related to Air Video...

    What router are you guys using to stream from your mac to your iPad?

    I'm thinking of getting the Apple Airport Extreme but I really just need one that allows me to connect more than one device at a time. My current Belkin one is so old it only allows one connection at a time :eek:

    Many thanks for any replies
     
  13. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Right now I have an old linksys WRT54G wireless router but also have an airport extreme that I will hook up when I get my own place which is hopefully soon....
     
  14. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    Ankother vote here for zumocast. It streams direct from shared folders and it's free!
     
  15. WiseDuck macrumors member

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    I recently bought StreamToMe for 3 bucks. As far as I know it's the only app that also supports the VGA adapter. I intend to order a VGA adapter off eBay next week and use it whenever me and my friends get together and game etc. Also, it's a universal app so you only need to pay for it once.

    It's going to be so sweet, no need to ever convert movies again and hope the 360 can play them.

    Check it out, the app works very well and 720p movies look great when streamed over Wifi!
     
  16. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    i have air video and zumocast. both work great. air video will actually output audio and video through the apple composite or component cables. haven't tested it with zumocast yet, as someone is borrowing my cable.
     
  17. japanime macrumors 68000

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    I use the free version of Air Video, but this thread has several alternatives that I'm definitely going to check out. Thanks to everyone for posting your favorites!
     
  18. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    zumocast is free period. can't go wrong.
     
  19. vw195 macrumors 6502

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    Air Video is awesome.. Another app, more expensive yet more versatile is playon.tv which allows streaming of anything including hulu and espn3. Pretty cool
     
  20. rikmac macrumors newbie

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    I have also been using Air Video and never had a problem. Saying that now I will probably jinxs myself...
     
  21. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Like the OP i am late to the party on this. So far this app works very well. With this little app i am even more glad i ordered the 16gb ipad.
     
  22. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to bump this thread...

    But all these apps mentioned, is there a range (distance) that they will
    only work in?

    In other words, can I stream from my home computer to my iPad
    on vacation? On a flight?
     
  23. pasipple macrumors 6502a

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    You're kidding right? You stream over a wi-fi network. How far does your wi-fi stream?
     
  24. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    As far as you want it too as long as you have either a wi-fi or 3G connection at the other end. I have streamed stuff from my home Mac to my iPad while 60 miles away in a car traveling down a highway. NICE!
     

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