Hulu plus app

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by accordlayingkit, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. accordlayingkit

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    Hmm so I can download a remote desktop and stream the regular hulu website from my laptop to my iPad???
     
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    Yah
     
  3. accordlayingkit

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    Then why don't everyone that's complaining about hulu plus jus do that? What's a good remote desktop app and how hard is it to set up?
     
  4. stever

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    I kind of go at that from the other direction.

    I already DO pay much more for cable.
    Local news is important to me. Too many of the awful things my wife likes to watch are only available on cable. My Internet is through my cable too, and is cheaper because we get both services. Cable is a given.

    THEN I look at yet another fee on top of that for H+.
    All I really gain is being to watch things I am already paying for, just to watch them on the go, in a few more places, etc.

    So not really worth it to me.

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  5. DaveSt

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    The best one I have found for streaming audio + video is Splashtop (GentleFury's discovery, not mine). As far as setup goes, it is almost trivial. You install the app on your iPad and also install a service on either your Windows or OS X machine. As long as the service is running and your PC is awake, the Splashtop app will see your computer and you will be able to connect to it.

    You might find yourself using remote desktop for more than just watching video. I actually surf the web that way more times than not now as my PC is MUCH faster at browsing the web than my iPad is, and I can also view other Flash enabled websites that way. It is money well spent.

    One thing to note is depending on what kind of upload speed your ISP provides you, this may only be a viable solution while you are at home on your WiFi network. If you have slow upload speeds this won't do you much good away from home.
     
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    I use it everyday!
     
  7. SheerLuckHolmes

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    This may be off topic, however, I've been wanting to cut out cable also. The only channels I watch are the Discovery channel, The Sceince channel and TLC.

    I haven't seen where I can replace these with any source other than cable. Can anyone direct me? I'd love to be able to get the Apple TV box and stream through my iPad.
     
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    Sadly I still have cable because the only channels we watch is Discovery, Science, Food, Showtime, and HBO.....otherwise I would switch it off too!! Really no good way to get any of that content.

    Hulu is great for network shows tho. I have a Mac Mini in the living room that lets me watch anything off Hulu....pretty awesome....the only thing that sucks is that it uses Flash and not H.264....really hoping they release a Hulu App in the App store that works like the iPad Hulu...much better picture quality and no stuttery flash BS.
     
  9. DaveSt

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    lol... if Hulu is stuttering on your Mac Mini that just convinced me to not get one. I watch Hulu on my dual core netbook all the time ($229) and it is smooth as butter. (sorry .. couldn't resist)
     
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    It only stutters when you use Flash 10.1 because assholes that adobe is has not implemented support for its graphics.....downgrading to the last version before 10.1 makes for smooth playback...but I still hate flash. Yesterday ads were just freezing during playback on my 8-core mac pro!! Content was smooth but 30 second ads took a minute since I had to wait for them to wake up as they played.
     

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