VLC local network streaming

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by The13thDoctor, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. The13thDoctor macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Does anybody know how to stream videos from a mac to an iOS device?
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    1, you want to stream to VLC on iOS? Forget it, it's an inferior player compared to Plex or truly SMB / UPnP-based ones. (See my dedicated reviews starting from page 8 at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1611485&page=8 )

    2, if you need / want / has nothing against transcoding, check out Plex.

    3, if you do NOT need transcoding (because all your stuff is in, say, MP4 or other Apple-native format) use Home Sharing (for the stock Videos client), UPnP (requires a separate server - they're free) or SMB. Check out the bibles at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503346 and http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503989 for UPnP and SMB, respectively, for more info.

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