Yeah I have installed the server on my home PC, I will run some tests later tonight to see what it can do and how it all works.
Jus got a iPad. I'm looking to stream video on the iPad ... Is there a website I can just go to and stream movies free?
YouTube has some full movies for free.
Check out http://www.youtube.com/movies
Good luck with streaming live TV with any desktop app. I have a number of them and some will stream the audio but none will stream the video. I'm waiting for an app from Beyond TV. I have used that for years and it is very good.
My current setup is a Slingbox Pro HD and the Slingplayer app on the iPad. The picture quality is exceptional and lets me watch anything that is on my cable or my cable box. You do need a strong bandwidth-both up-link and down-link.
I don't have that problem. I always choose the HQ setting on the iPad Slingplayer and the images are as good as the iMax movies. You may not have a sufficient upload speed since that seems to impact the images more than download speed. I did upgrade my modem recently. I'm on Comcast.
I think it has more to do with the router than the service provider because with a Slingbox everything is done on your own network.