Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Stream movies from NAS to iPad

This is a discussion on Stream movies from NAS to iPad within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Hello I have over the last year made a copy of all my DVD movies onto my NAS (Synology 209). They are either ISO files ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    182383
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6

    Question Stream movies from NAS to iPad

    Hello

    I have over the last year made a copy of all my DVD movies onto my NAS (Synology 209). They are either ISO files or AVI files.
    These I can access from any computer we have (only windows computers) and see a movie either by mounting the disc with Daemon or simply play the files with BS Player / VLC.

    Now we have bought an iPad 3 and I would obviously like to do the same here.

    I've searched a lot of pages (including this one) for a guide to how this can be done. Unfortunately, no luck.

    Is there anyone who can give me (an iPad-newbie) some guidance in the right direction for this. I have installed DS-file and can see the files from the iPad. I just can not play.

    The equipment is:
    Synology DS209 (DSM 4.0)
    NAS is wired to the router that connects alle the units in our house with wireless N networks.
    Ipad is the new (Ipad3).

    Thank you in advance

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPad Enthusiast
    Member #
    129720
    Liked
    18 times
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    473
    Look for the app called Air Video for your iPad and then go to there website and download the Air Video Server for your PC. The free Air Video app only lets you see 3 movie from the server at a time so if you want full functionality from the app the pay version is only $2.99. The Air Video Server is free.

  4. #3
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    182383
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6
    Thanks for the comment.
    I've tried Air video. I think it requires that I have one of my PC's running at alle times. Is this correct?

    The reason that I bought the NAS, was that I could access documents, music and videos from all computers without having other computers on. Is this at all possible on an iPad?

  5. #4
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    46033
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    10
    Your NAS supports UPnP right? Get something like 8player that will stream from any UPnP server.

  6. #5
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    157728
    Liked
    3 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    98
    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs00 View Post
    Thanks for the comment.
    I've tried Air video. I think it requires that I have one of my PC's running at alle times. Is this correct?

    The reason that I bought the NAS, was that I could access documents, music and videos from all computers without having other computers on. Is this at all possible on an iPad?
    Well i have converted all my videos into the AppleTv format so this doesn't help you much but with the App filebrowser you can watch the videos have access to all your files (videos, images, documents, ect...)check them downoad them to you ipad if you have an app that supports the format.

  7. #6
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    182383
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by blckz28 View Post
    Your NAS supports UPnP right? Get something like 8player that will stream from any UPnP server.
    Nice one. 8player plays most files. It struggles af bit with .mkv but I can live with that untill I find a better player.
    Thanks a lot.

  8. #7
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    182383
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Rends View Post
    Well i have converted all my videos into the AppleTv format so this doesn't help you much but with the App filebrowser you can watch the videos have access to all your files (videos, images, documents, ect...)check them downoad them to you ipad if you have an app that supports the format.
    Thanks. Will consider this when I'm leaving home and wants som movies with me.
    Quite the work to convert all the videos. What program did you use? One at a time, or can you take a a whole folder with subfolders?

  9. #8
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    157728
    Liked
    3 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    98
    I did this on my Mac using Handbrake. It has an AppleTv2 preset i used for all videos. You can add a couple of movies to the queue and let Handbrake convert it over night. It is a free App for Macand Windows.
    You can get it here:

    http://handbrake.fr/

  10. #9
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    66612
    Liked
    7 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Montreal Canada
    Posts
    112
    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs00
    Hello

    I have over the last year made a copy of all my DVD movies onto my NAS (Synology 209). They are either ISO files or AVI files.
    These I can access from any computer we have (only windows computers) and see a movie either by mounting the disc with Daemon or simply play the files with BS Player / VLC.

    Now we have bought an iPad 3 and I would obviously like to do the same here.

    I've searched a lot of pages (including this one) for a guide to how this can be done. Unfortunately, no luck.

    Is there anyone who can give me (an iPad-newbie) some guidance in the right direction for this. I have installed DS-file and can see the files from the iPad. I just can not play.

    The equipment is:
    Synology DS209 (DSM 4.0)
    NAS is wired to the router that connects alle the units in our house with wireless N networks.
    Ipad is the new (Ipad3).

    Thank you in advance
    I use FileBrowser on my iPad to access my NAS drive : photos, movies, PDF, doc, xls, etc. Avi does not always play, just tried many mp4 and it worked. Not sure for iso, I do not have one on the drive... So may not be a solution for you.

    Alain

    Sent from my iPad2 3G 32 gig (not JB'ed) / using iPF
    Last edited by Rockbottom; 03-26-2012 at 08:03 PM.

  11. #10
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    182383
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs00 View Post
    Nice one. 8player plays most files. It struggles af bit with .mkv but I can live with that untill I find a better player.
    Thanks a lot.
    Bought Buzz player as well. Seems to work better that 8player.
    Still missing support on the iso-files, but guessing that Apple has blocked this....


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-10-2012, 02:26 AM
  2. Stream movies
    By iMatthias in forum iPad FAQ
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-06-2011, 08:22 PM
  3. Stream movies
    By iMatthias in forum User News Submissions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-27-2011, 10:23 AM
  4. Need app that can stream movies
    By Hollywood06 in forum iPad Hacking
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-19-2011, 03:51 PM
  5. Stream Movies From Your PC To iPad
    By Temp40 in forum User News Submissions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-18-2010, 12:08 AM

Search tags for this page

how watch movies on a nas on my ipad
,
ipad app for viewing videos from nas
,
ipad synology stream
,

stream from nas to ipad

,
stream movies from nas to ipad
,
streaming from nas to ipad
,
synology & ipad
,
synology play and stream to ipad
Click on a term to search for related topics.