iPad Streaming video from NAS to iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad' started by karansaraf, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    I have an iPad 3 and also a Synology DS211 NAS.

    I already use the NAS to stream video directly to a jailbroken ATV2 (using XBMC) but I'd like to be able to do the same on the iPad.

    I could jailbreak, but if there's a way to do it without doing that, then that would be better.

    I already downloaded XBMC, but unfortunately, it will only stream mp4 files, and a lot of my videos files are avi/mpg/flv/mkv etc. and I will not be transcoding them to mp4.

    Is it possible?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Theres apps that can stream and play AVI, FLV, etc. BuzzPlayer, GoodPlayer, Oplayer to name a few.
  3. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
  4. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    I use FileBrowser for video and audio from my NAS.
  5. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    How do you get oplayer to connect to the NAS?
  6. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Also try It's Playing.

    Connected to my nas no problem and they recently added hardware acceleration to network file playback.
  7. = bluntman = macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Have you tried Synology's DS Video app in the iTunes store?
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    i believe you have to type in the ip address and your user/pw if you have one.
  9. bubblewine macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2014
    Hello apple product users!!

    I have ipod 5th and ipad air for 3days use.
    I am very noob in apple world.
    However i do use nPlayer.

    it's $4.99 expensive app but it worth it for me.

    Because i have synology nas drive and i need to connect to them without convert, move, download, and view everything without having problem.

    you can get nplayer info here


    and i setup nplayer to connect my nas here

    network -> here you have search little bit.

    nas set it as 192.168.x.xxx then tap on SMB/CIFS
    as FTP then tap on FTP
    SFTP then tap on SFTP

    if you don't know for sure double click network icon on your desktop and right lick your nas drive and click properties.

    Properties windows will give you ip address and you know which network to use view your nas files.

    Personally i use SMB/CIFS and enter my ip address of my nas and ID and password.

    lolz i view and read all my nas video, audio, and photos!!!

    Great app that will help you to connect nas drive.

    good luck !!
  10. theanimala macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2007
    Just joined Macrumors today and first post, is there any chance you aren't the dev for this app?!?
  11. a042349 macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010
    Get Plex

    I think Plex is the best media streamer going. You'll need a PC/Mac to run the server software and the app is $4.99 (server is free) but it works really well, and there are clients for iOS/Android/Windows Phone/Windows/Linux/OSX.

    It'll stream most every popular video format so no need to convert, your iTunes music, photos, and even many popular web video sources (YouTube, Daily Show/Colbert/Etc).

    It also automatically configures the movie/music cover art, movie details (director, stars, runtime, rating, etc).

    I can't recommend it highly enough.
  12. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Synology NAS have the Plex server as an app. Just need a client on the iOS device to stream it.

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