iPad remote desktop viewing on win7 what about os x?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pmcb, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. pmcb macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008

    I've used them on my ipod touch, like VNC, but they never worked too well. they never would render the screen fast enough but would the iPad have the juice to do this efficiently enough to say watch a movie? what about use flash apps?
  2. kdesign7 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2010
    earth, for now.
    Great post!

    If your curious about a VNC Client for your iPod Touch or iPhone, I would recommend Jaadu VNC (www.jaaduvnc.com) - I have it on my iPod Touch and it works AMAZINGLY! The rendering is EXTREMELY fast, and I'm very hopeful for a re-design for the Apple iPad. It would make remote computing a breeze!

    I kind of figured that someone would emulate Windows on the Apple iPad, and that's a great option and idea!

    Flash - tricky. I don't think Apple will ever deal with Flash in a sense for their Smartphones and Tablets... because I guess Flash is really buggy, and 9/10 when a Mac computer crashes its due to a Flash glitch.

    I have a feeling that by the time the Apple iPad is released, there will be some DEAL to present all flash based videos (Youtube already has, for the most part) in HTML5, which bypasses all needs for Plugin's.
  3. petebob796 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2010

    I use WinAdmin for Remote desktop (RDP as oppose to VNC). I would agree it is a little slow especially if you increase the colours or screen resolution but when I updated to the 3GS from the 3G I definitely noticed a speed increase so there is hope for a good user experience.

    As for streaming video it wouldn't work well with standard VNC or RDP but RDP 7 (latest version) supports Windows Media Player redirection which essentially bypasses the RDP and sends the media for decode at the client. I can't see this being implemented by anyone though other than Microsoft.

    A more likely solution for video is setting up your computer as a upnp server (or similar). Apps for the iPhone already exist to do this.
  4. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm very excited to use Jaadu on the iPad. Ideally I'm going to have a headless Mac Mini serving up all my content to various streaming things and will sync my iPad to it... but with Jaadu I'll be able to control it easily from the iPad... even more so, if you were at homeI bet you could use a keyboard/mouse hooked up to a computer and use the iPad as a monitor (with a little bit of lag).
  5. wakka092 macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    Thanks for the reccomendation for Jaadu.

    Apple talked YouTube into re-encoding videos into MPEG4 H.264 for the iPhone OS devices back in 2007. "Deals" aren't the problem, it's just the fundamental technology. Re-encoding and reengineering websites' video systems from Flash would be too much work at this point, but future sites will leverage MPEG4 video - it's the future thanks to support in HTML5.
  6. jumpdesktop macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2010
    Jump Desktop

    Also take a look at Jump Desktop http://www.jumpdesktop.com . It's a RDP client with the ability to use Google to manage the connection between your PC and iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch (its a universal binary).

    We just released version 2.0 which among other things has support for Video output via a VGA connector on the iPad.

    Let me know if you have questions.
  7. mgamber macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2008
    I use Wyse RDP. It works pretty well, best of the bunch as far as I can tell. I kind of doubt any remote app, RDP or VNC, is going to really work "well" when watching any kind of video but Wyse can throw 2 or 3 frames per second up on the screen AND it does audio well. It all works well enough that I can watch the local hockey and baseball team games, the first being streaming Flash and the second being WMV. The iPad screen size makes it a lot more practical. I connect to a Windows 7 box with pretty decent specs. Your mileage may vary.

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