Any alternative out there to PlayOn so that I can watch Hulu,Netflix, etc to my iPhone?I bought PlayOn last year to stream hulu, netflix and other content to my PS3 (way before they had the instant streaming disc and native app). Now PlayOn supports the iPhone too. I can stream hulu, netflix, comedy central (with every Southpark episode, Daily Show, etc), cbs, spike, mtv, and more to my iPhone (And you don't need to be on your home network to access this content). Since I already had a PlayOn license I just had to upgrade to premium for $5 for the first year (Not sure how much a new license will cost). I figure $5 for a year of wireless streaming is a steal considering Hulu Plus is $10 per month, and the Netflix iPhone app has yet to be released.
I've been using PlayOn's iPhone webapp for the last few days and it's been very reliable. For the Op's purposes: You can use PlayOn to stream any media content from your home network to your iPhone. There are also tons of user created plugins/scripts that stream content from other sources too, some with hundreds of movies and TV shows.
This is the best thing to use specially for hd mkv files.I'd go for Stream to Me. I have it, and it's fantastic. Same thing as airvideo, but I personally think it's better. The interface was easier to use, and it can play 720p files for your iPad or iPhone 4, as long as your PC can handle them.
You literally just, download Serve to Me, add a folder that has the video files that you want to stream to the iPhone, and open up Stream to Me on your iPhone, and click away.
So far it has handled every single video file I've thrown at it, including AVI and MKV, in 1080p. AND, it can also stream my ENTIRE iTunes library if I want.
In my opinion, worth the $3.
strange that most of the answers pertain to streaming to your phone, which has nothing to do with what you asked.Hey.
Play videos without converting iphone?
Is it possible? Is there some App like VLC to run on Iphone that can play all video files without converting them?
cinexplayer works perfectly fine, add the files to the device via itunes file sharing, then go into the app and play, not had any problems with it.strange that most of the answers pertain to streaming to your phone, which has nothing to do with what you asked.
i use fileapp pro. it plays HD mp4 files flawlessly without conversion. it can't play mkv's however. i haven't tried out all sorts of formats yet, but i'm sure it'll play a few others.
here are a few others: OPlayer, cinexplayer (couldn't get it to work), goodreader.
i'd also like to know of some alternatives, ie, universal players like mpc or vlc, and please don't mention streaming, server programs.
yes it will, with cinexplayer, there are some other ones too, that play without conversion, like oPlayer.iPhone won't play without conversion.
If you're willing, you can try a different phone. Vibrant plays divx/xvid/mkv/h.264 without conversion. It also has DLNA for network streaming to/from computers.
There are other phones with similar features
regarding oPlayer; i have a 720p mkv film fragment. i converted this to mp4 and it plays in fileapp pro perfectly. the source file as a mkv can't be played by fileapp. oplayer does play it but is slow, no audio sync, stutters, etc. what do you think the problem is?oPlayer is the better one i think at the mo, it does WMV/AVI/MKV /RM/RMVB/XVID/MP4/MOV/3GP/MPG
it also does the divx files i tried too.
no idea, probably best to contact the makers or something, i've not had a problem on mine.regarding oPlayer; i have a 720p mkv film fragment. i converted this to mp4 and it plays in fileapp pro perfectly. the source file as a mkv can't be played by fileapp. oplayer does play it but is slow, no audio sync, stutters, etc. what do you think the problem is?
That's odd. It works smoothly for me streaming from my Dual-Core Lenovo laptop.Playon is too slow for me. On wifi watching south park on my iPhone through the CBS channel had too much buffeting and it makes my computer slow. Hulu plus too much. I'll just stream through dropbox whatever I download for now.