This is a discussion on How to stream video usng VLC to iPad? within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by TrailMix Try splashpad Unfortunately splaspad does not work on Linux...
OK so this works for streaming to my iphone 3gs... same codecs should be applicable to ipad. Here is the setup on the ubuntu end:
Samba (if you need to mount windows shares to play video)
Here is the script I wrote to automatically transcode videos (should work for web streams too... untested) to iphone format h264+AAC. The script transcodes the video down where it will run across 3gs, you may want to bump the vb= parameter up a bit if you will be streaming across LAN. The script also sets up an index.html file to select the videos once you have multiple transcodings... it is pretty simplistic, but a good starting point, make sure to replace ***YOUR-WEB-SERVER*** with your web server's address. Once transcoded, Apache will serve the files up, vlc is not actively needed to stream it out, just for the transcoding.
Once the transcoding finishes, you should be able to access the video from your iphone by accessing your-web-server/streaming in safari
This of course assumes that your apache server is functioning, and using the default directories. If a firewall needs to be traversed, use apropriate http port forwarding, etc. good luck.
Last edited by ahkarhul; 11-02-2012 at 12:47 AM.