Save Space And Stream Videos To Your iPhone or iPad [iOS Tips]

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AirVideoApp
  • Timothy Gould

    I’ve had this app for a while.  I use it to stream files to my apple tv (via iPad) or just my iPad without conversion.  The biggest problem I’ve had with it is that is does convert the files, but as you watch them, so if you have an older computer, it’s not going to be able to keep up with HD videos.  Standard def works great, but when you get to HD, you have to convert ahead of time.

  • joewaylo

    There’s also a WiFi hard drive you can use as well, but that’s with two extra zeros in the number. I think they run $150 or so for the best one out.

    I’d rather settle with a 64 GB iPhone and load 32 hours worth of HD movies.

  • Scott Nejedlo

    I have an external hard drive connected to my Airport extreme that I keep all my movies on.  Will this work for me?  I don’t want to keep any movies on my mac book aire.

  • Ramón

    I have an external hard drive connected to my Airport extreme that I keep all my movies on.  Will this work for me?  I don’t want to keep any movies on my mac book wire.” Yes; I have almost two terabytes on an external connected to my Airport Extreme, and it has been in use for about two years with no problems.

  • Scott Nejedlo

    It actually worked for me going from the External hard drive through my iPad to the Apple TV.  Simple in theory…but I know my wife will never figure it out.  Heck… I’ll probably have to look at it a couple minutes to figure it out.  I wish the Apple TV would just do this.  I burned a whole bunch of our DVD’s to the hard drive.  Like I said, I don’t want to take up space on my mac, so I put them on the networked hard drive.  But, because it’s not in iTunes… I can’t view them on the TV without this method…. oh well… it’s at least a way to do it now.

  • Don Lee

    A great app that I have had since its beginning. I keep a series of external media drives housing content in many formats and this allows me to view the files while on the road via my iPhones or iPads. I can never say enough good about that company they have a good thing going.

  • mreddielu

    How does Air Video fare against similar apps such as VLC Streamer, which uses VLC’s API to transcode video?