Is buzz player HD better than air video ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Che Castro, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I read that buzz player lets you stream from a nas with the pc off

    Also supports AirPlay

    With air video app .a program needs to be running on the pc

    From reading the above buzz player seems better but I wanna be sure it all works as good as air video before I buy it for $5

    Anybody here have buzz player & can vouch for it ?

    This will do until the jailbreak of atv3 comes out
  2. BuddyRich macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2012
    Not necessarily. It relies on AirVideo server to serve transcoded content to be airplayed so it will have the same limitations as airplayer.

    Maybe mirroring with buzzplayer itself so it doesn't transcode the video, as buzz player can play many formats natively, but I am not sure how well that will work.

    Now, if you like the BuzzPlayer interface better than the AirPlayer client, go for it, otherwise I would stick with AirPlayer.
  3. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  4. scrishton macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2012
    Yes, it is.

    I have Buzz Player on the iPad, and can confirm that it will stream and download video from a Humax HDR-FOX T2 (in Standard Def) and from a USB hard drive connected to an Airport Extreme router without any other computers needing to be running. I haven't yet found a way to download from BBC iplayer, but it looks like it should download most video from t'interweb. When I have time at the day job I'll see if it will work with broadcast video servers such as Avid Airspeed and Geevs.

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