HD streaming and transcode

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  1. robster52

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    My Nexus 7 just died and I used to use it to stream and transcode video from my HDR. SD content was OK but it wasn't powerful enough for HD. If I upgrade to an Mini 2 can I a) do the same thing (are there apps) and b) is the mini 2 powerful enough?


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  2. PeterJMelb

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    Can you explain a bit more what you wish to do?
    I used to copy MOV files made in an external camera onto iPad 2 via the SD card plugged into an adapter.
    So far i have not tried this on an iPad Mini 2.
    Once on the iPad I used an app called MConverter to change the file to MP4.
     
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    Rather than convert the file to play on the ipad (takes time) I want to transcode (convert) on the fly. I use bubbleupnp on the nexus, the programme can transcode but the nexus isn't quick enough and playback keeps freezing.
     
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    Hi Rob...
    Interesting.
    When you transcoded on the fly, were you able to save the file as well? And play it again later?
    Presently I transcode and store all movies on an external WiFi connected drive.
    Takes some time, but the final result is flexible.
     
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    Pete, no it transcodes live and doesn't save the file. To replay would need to transcode again.
    According to futuremark.com the mini is about 6 times faster than the nexus 7 so might do the job if there was some software for it
     
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    Hi Rob ...
    You should be able to do what you request, with an appropriate app.
    Alas I don't have a recomendation. Hopefully someone else will reply who has done on iPad what you want to do.
    As an aside, I believe that now Apple does not stock apps that stream and capture.
    Does anyone else know?
     

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