Hi!New member,long time lurker.Glad to finally be a part of the community!
Since my internet speed doesn't allow me to do real time streaming ( 3 mb/s [380 kb/s] ) from the WEB and the iPad doesn't have enough space to put all my music and ripped movies on it,I decided that it is time to turn my PC in to a "server" so I can access all my files VIA Local WiFi. (5-6 mb/s)
So I got this app yesterday called Plex,which allows you to stream/share (Local) content from your PC/MAC to iPad which is great.The only downside is that it doesn't have Aspect Ratio settings like the AVplayerHD does.You know,the one that allows you to fit the video to the iPad screen (removing black bars) without cropping the video.
Then I tried looking for another app that does Local WiFi streaming/sharing and not one of them satisfies all my needs.
Oplayer HD was nice but recently it doesn't have support for various audio codecs (AC3 etc.)
So now that I got Plex,I am going to use it for music because of the nice interface and another app for movies.
So what I am looking for is an app that does:
-Local WiFi Streaming/Sharing
-Have the Aspect Ratio Selection
-Support MKV,AC3 etc.
-Make the PC act like a NAS or External HDD.
Is there any app out there that can do all this? (for iPad 3 WiFi NON-JailBreak)
Also I don't know how to configure Windows Media Sharing And Streaming (AKA Samba,SMB) to work with the iPad apps (like FileBrowser,Oplayer HD etc).Everytime I try to access shared files I get an error saying "NETWORK ERROR".I don't know what to do and Google hasn't been a friend .I have Windows 7 Ultimate and my router is TP-LINK TL WR740N.
Feel free to make any suggestions.
Thanks in advance!