Stream movies from NAS to iPad

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  1. Bugs00

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    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. Redneck_Randy

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    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.
     
  3. Bugs00

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    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?
     
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    Your NAS supports UPnP right? Get something like 8player that will stream from any UPnP server.
     
  5. Rends

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
  8. Rends

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    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/
     
  9. Rockbottom

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    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
     
    #9 Rockbottom, Mar 26, 2012
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  10. Bugs00

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    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....
     

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