AirVideo arrives on iPad: all your videos streaming on the tablet – Macitynet.it
Those who consider iPad, like the iPhone and iPod touch a "closed" product only because it is not able to directly read formats and containers AVI, MKV, DivX etc. with the installation of Air Video on Apple's touch devices, he will have to change his mind.
Air Video, as we have reported for some time, a solution that transforms a Mac or Windows computer into a video streamer: just install Air Video Server (free) and then on the "touch" side download the AirVideo APP. From now on all the computers with the server software present in your Wi-Fi network will be able to distribute the videos they contain but also those of other computers and disks on the network on your mobile device.
If the format you want for high resolution or for the particular codec used not directly and profitably reproducible through direct conversion (for very large formats you also need a very powerful computer for streaming) the software takes care of creating a version compatible with the " transmission ?of dimensions and format readable directly with the reference device.
Macitynet tested it with any type of archive without problems. The perfectly stable iPhone version while the iPad version with some archives has given some stability problems but given the recent availability of the "real" device and the frequency of software updates we do not doubt that the small bugs are quickly resolved.
The software also manages subtitles with the choice of preferred languages.
In addition to this, the application is supplied in a Universal Binary at no extra charge: by purchasing the version for iPhone or iPod touch you can also use it on the iPad.
As said, the server software can be used by both Mac OS X and Windows.Air Videosi can buy from the iTunes Store for 2.39 Euros.