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thisisjess


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Joined: 12/08/2009 19:13:24
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First off. I love this app. I have half of a 2.4ghz macbook running snow leopard server, simplify media, and air video server. I love this setup but was curious if I would be able to take advantage of air video server via my laptop when I am away from home... Just thought it could not hurt to ask...
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Hi,

there's no Air Video Client for PC or Mac.
thisisjess


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Fair Enough. Just know I would pay for it. With Wimax in Atlanta now I would have no need to carry any videos or music with me. Thanks for the quick reply and the great work...
pheb62



Joined: 12/19/2009 21:09:59
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I would also pay for an Air Video client for Windows and MAC systems.

A friend of mine who owns only an older MacBook runs an AirVideo server for me
because he has a higher upstream rate than I do - with my slow connection videos
freeze every other minute.
Since he doesn't own an iPhone he can't view the videos. I would like to enable him
to see them too.

But also for me it would be handy to have a client on my own system.

So, I put an Air Video client for PC and Mac on my x-mas wishlist!!

P.
andyb



Joined: 12/30/2009 04:28:08
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An OS X client would be great. Then it's a short step to port it to the Apple TV and avoid the hassle of having to convert to H.264 or MP4 to watch video content. I've tried ATV Files but it's a bit buggy and chokes when the resolution is bad for the Apple TV.
iamse7en



Joined: 11/10/2009 04:12:18
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YES! An OS X client would be awesome too. I'm sure it would be easy to do? I would buy one, for SURE.

But, iPad version will be cool too. I just want to be able to hook it up to a TV easily.

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sjk



Joined: 12/25/2009 02:24:48
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iamse7en wrote:But, iPad version will be cool too. I just want to be able to hook it up to a TV easily.

Isn't that more of a hardware issue? I don't see how an iPad version of Air Video will make it any easier to "hook it up to a TV" than the iPhone version already is. Adding a public "TV Out" API for the iPad, but not the iPhone, could make a difference in usability, though.

Air Video 2.4.13 (iPad 2, iPhone 3GS [iOS 6.1.3]), Air Video Server 2.4.6-beta3u2 (Mac mini [Early 2009, OS X 10.8.4]), 802.11g/n WLAN
amir



Joined: 02/09/2010 02:37:55
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+1
chapindad



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Buy an iPad...
iamse7en



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sjk wrote:
iamse7en wrote:But, iPad version will be cool too. I just want to be able to hook it up to a TV easily.

Isn't that more of a hardware issue? I don't see how an iPad version of Air Video will make it any easier to "hook it up to a TV" than the iPhone version already is. Adding a public "TV Out" API for the iPad, but not the iPhone, could make a difference in usability, though.


Resolution, my friend. Resolution. Much prefer the iPad.
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iamse7en wrote:Resolution, my friend. Resolution. Much prefer the iPad.

Resolution of what? Of course the iPad's screen resolution is higher than the iPhone / iPod touch, but I thought we were comparing TV Out. Tech specs on Apple's site claim 576p and 480p maximum for all devices (and the iPad also supports 1024x768 to VGA).

How can "much prefer the iPad" that only a select few currently have?

Air Video 2.4.13 (iPad 2, iPhone 3GS [iOS 6.1.3]), Air Video Server 2.4.6-beta3u2 (Mac mini [Early 2009, OS X 10.8.4]), 802.11g/n WLAN
chapindad



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The only reason I say iPad, is because the current app will run on it without any work by InMethod. Building and then supporting apps for multiple platforms is a royal pain especially when people want you to keep them up to date....
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chapindad wrote:Building and then supporting apps for multiple platforms is a royal pain especially when people want you to keep them up to date....

Right, which relates my comments in another thread:

Theoretically a PSP (Android, et. al.) developer could write mobile clients that communicate with Air Video Server.

InMethod might have reasons for wanting to be the exclusive AV client developer (e.g. because the server is freely available), but to me different parties possibly writing multi-platform clients seems more in the spirit of open server/client development than relying on a single party to do it.


I haven't noticed anyone encouraging InMethod to make Air Video Server open to other developers with desire and skill be writing AV clients for different platforms that InMethod hasn't expressed any interest in doing.

Air Video 2.4.13 (iPad 2, iPhone 3GS [iOS 6.1.3]), Air Video Server 2.4.6-beta3u2 (Mac mini [Early 2009, OS X 10.8.4]), 802.11g/n WLAN
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It's really not that simple. Live conversion heavily depends on live http streaming protocol introduced by Apple. Unless other platforms support it porting Air Video is far from being straightforward.
sjk



Joined: 12/25/2009 02:24:48
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Thanks for the explanation.

Air Video 2.4.13 (iPad 2, iPhone 3GS [iOS 6.1.3]), Air Video Server 2.4.6-beta3u2 (Mac mini [Early 2009, OS X 10.8.4]), 802.11g/n WLAN
 
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