ZumoCast vs. AirVideo. What's your take?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by matrix07, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Just tried ZumoCast today and it's great. Love it. I heard a lot about AirVideo so what do you guys think about the two? Pros and cons?
  2. Gilly Gil macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
    Both are very good but i feel Zumocast handles video better over 3g.
  3. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
  4. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    OK, what you like about StreamToMe?

    What I like about ZumoCast is I can view almost any files, not only video. I tried all type of videos, FLAC files from my music library, of course pictures, and text files & PDFs. All these and look like I can stream them through internet too. I never try AirVideo, only heard good things about it so I really want to have some impressions about it. And about other similar apps too.
  5. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    You could try Plex. It's still a little rough around the edges, but it works pretty well for anything.
  6. Zumo macrumors newbie


    Oct 14, 2010

    Hey guys! Just wanted to thank you guys for trying out ZumoCast. Please let me know if you have any questions. You can email them to us here: support@zumocast.com

    Also wanted to see if anyone knew about the "Open In" feature (for iPad and iPhone). If you click on a file in the Files tab you should see a button right next to the "Done" button (has an arrow). Tap that and it'll give you the option to open up the file in another app on your device.

    Again, thanks for trying out our product!
  7. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Hey, thanks for the tip.
  8. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    love both, but use zumocast more because it handles multi-media.
  9. nicolaihenrikse macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    ZumoCast lacks subtitles

    I have been using AirVideo and found it to work very well. Very reliable and gets the job done without too much fuss.

    I tried ZumoCast recently and like the interface much better actually. It is even more no-nonsense. I like the lack of advanced options that you will never know how or when to use anyway.

    An example is that AirVideo has an option to use live convertion or view directly (for media types that your iOS supports directly). I do not known which I want and do not care. I prefer the program to do a good choise for me.

    BUT I actually had to reject ZomoCast because of two things: Apparently it does not support subtitles (srt or sub). And second I could not get the "remote" play to work. It said that everything was ok but when on the road I could never connect to my home iMac. I tried several different places with WiFi (non-public) and 3G.

    ZumoCast is free so I would say that if it fullfills your needs there is no reason to look any further.

    Oh I did think ZumoCast accessed the disks a lot (indexing it wrote in its menu once in a while), but I am not sure.

    - Nicolai
  10. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Nicolai, hey.. thanks for the review. FWIW the developers promise SRT support in the future. I don't have a chance to test the app outside of my network yet. Will report back when I do.

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