I have three files:
1.) 720p MKV
2.) DivX AVI (SD)
3.) iPhone compatible M4V (created with AirVideo)
OPlayer will play anything you give it. iPhone compatible MP4/M4V files can use the iPhone/iPad's GPU to accelerate decoding by setting the QuickTime option to ON. When on though, and playing back a compatible file from the E585, it fails. Playing using my home web server, it works.
Safari does one of two things when playing back from the E585. If it's an MP4 compatible file, it fails and shows the PLAY button with a cross through it. With AVI/MKV (or anything else it doesn't recognise), it downloads the entire file first and then gives you the option to 'Open In...'. You can then send it to OPlayer/FileBrowser. This isn't ideal as it's not streaming, it's copying and then playing locally.
So it looks like the best option is to use OPlayer's built in webbrowser (with QT option OFF) and you can stream any file type. Just avoid HD.
You can test this using the lite version before committing to buy it. There's just an annoying advert at the top during playback.
Last edited by muttleyuk; 06-03-2011 at 07:06 AM. Reason: additional info
Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but you guys seem knowledeable on the E585 3 Mi-Fi thing and might be able to help me.
When I try to wrelessly connect to the E585 IP Address from iPad 2 using Filebrowser it asks for a username and password.
Now, to my knowledge I have never set up a username and password on the E585. I have tried the Admin ones - no dice and my My3 account logins, again, nothing doing.
Does anyone know which username and password Filebrowser is asking for please?
Many thanks for any help supplied.
If you did not set the admin password then the admin password is admin.
If you cannot get access then reset the entire device. And start all over again.
Hope this helps.
Or maybe try from a PC or Mac instead.
Have you tried resetting the device?
Yes, I have reset the device (pin-hole under casing by On/Off swtich)
Still no joy - FileBrowser still asks me for a Username and Password when I try to connect to the device.
Admin/Admin - Works as a login through 192.168.1.1 browser interface, but does not work in FileBrowser on the iPad 2.
Aha! Thanks Muttley, that must be the problem.
Would have been nice to have used the E585 as a NAS.
Oh well, back to the drawing board....
Im particularly interested in this thread. Im in the UK and can get hold of the Huawei E585 but cant get an Airstash. If a way is found to use it in the same way im keen to hear about it.