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Is there a way to stream music/photos/videos from a Macbook to an iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by danwright, Dec 25, 2010.

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    Hey guys,

    Is there an application that does this reasonably easily? Basically I want to have my Macbook w/iTunes and Home Sharing able to stream to my iPad music and to a lesser extent photos and videos.

    I've tried orb but the performance leaves a little to be desired, even over a local area network and it'd be greater if it were free. I don't mind paying for an App that does this as long as it works well.

    How are people managing this kind of functionality?

    Thanks,
    Daniel
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    Zumocast, plex, air video, splashtop remote, orb (which you mentioned) are a few.
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    Cheers. Zumocast is currently unavailable. Air video doesn't support audio file stremaing. Orb is buggy as hell. Splashtop Remote is more of a remote desktop app as far as I know.

    This leaves plex, can anyone vouch for it? It seems decent but I don't want to shell out if it's a bit shitty.
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    Any ideas?
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    Read the other day that zumocast had been bought out by motorola who intend to use it's streaming technology to augment it's moves into cloud storage.
    Damn shame as I use it a lot and best of all it was free.
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    FileBrowser streams from any computer on your network including a NAS. It reads most files, does video, photos and mp3.
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    Zumo is gone?? Bought by motorola?? That is a shame they are a horrible company that should have stuck with hardware!! Gotta make sure I backup my copy then.

    While splashtop is a remote desktop app I use it everyday to listen to music, watch movies and view pics.
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    I find StreamToMe extremely effective. Easy to set up and to use.
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    Stream to me is great. It'd be great if I could use it's audio functionality like the built in music player and allow it to play in the background as I do other things. With the way 'multitasking' is set up on 4.2.1 it'll stop playing as soon as you change apps.

    I haven't JB'ed yet, but I assume this would allow the kind of functionality I desire?
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    hi this one work for me:

    A simple how to with air video can't add a link but just copy paste

    howtogeek.com/howto/25276/stream-video-to-your-iphone-ipad-or-ipod-touch-from-windows-or-os-x/

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