I am looking for a rock solid and non-tech friendly solution to flip downloaded movies and TV shows to my Apple TV without the use of iTunes. I am currently using Air Video HD with the server on both a Mac and Windows machine. In theory, I love it: App is great, no pre-conversion required, no adding movies like VLC Streamer, and it's dead simple. Just point it at your folders and go. I don't need a library, I just want to watch files I have recently downloaded. In practice, I hate it: It's not reliable. Videos are always failing to play from either server, cutting out midway, and when you do manage to get them going again, they often resume without sound. Kill the app, reboot the server, etc. It's a constant battle. Doesn't matter which combination of iOS device (out of 4), Apple TV (one wifi and one ethernet), or desktop (Windows 7 or Mac OS) we try. Brand new router too. I keep hearing great things about Air Video HD so I am not sure what's going so terribly wrong for me. Alternatives I've looked into: Beamer. Love it. 100% reliable but need something that works on Windows too and doesn't need to be started from the desktop. Infuse. Looks good but is expensive and I can't really test it without dropping the $12. If it works, I have no problem with the cost. VLC Streamer. Requires adding movies and pre-converting them. Not user friendly. Plex. I have heard great things but last time I tested it, it seems very focused on building a library and not quite as simple as just pointing at a folder to browse and play. Seems like overkill. What is everyone else using?