Reverse AirPlay?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by WiiDSmoker, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

    WiiDSmoker

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    Anyway possible to lay in bed with the iPad and choose content store on iTunes to play on the iPad that isn't stored locally on the iPad?

    Movies/music stored on local computer.
    iPad laying in bed.
    Choose movie/music to play from the local computer to the iPad.

    Basically I just want to browse my content in iTunes while on the iPad and just play it.
     
  2. Krandor macrumors 6502

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    4.3 will let you play anything in an itunes library with home sharing enabled.

    So today... no
    On March 11... yes.
     
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Apple just announced HomeSharing for iDevices in iOS4.3 which will be out March 17th. HomeSharing will basically enable what you want.
     
  4. WiiDSmoker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It looks like I have to be on the PC and then choose the file to start playing on the iPad though.

    Is this wrong or can I just lay in bed with the iPad and browse my stored content on the PC and then choose to play it?
     
  5. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you can browse your iTunes library from the iPad and play the content from your computer's iTunes on your iPad without having to ever be in front of the computer.
     
  6. WiiDSmoker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Day 1 bought. THanks!!!
     
  7. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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  8. fpnc macrumors 68000

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    If you have a Mac you can already do that using Mac OS X's web sharing feature. Just turn on web sharing and create a UNIX-style link to your content directory and there you go. No transcoding, no worries even for DRM protected movies/TV shows.
     
  9. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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