App Review: AirVideo â€“ Stream Your Entire Video Library to Your iPhone/iPad
If youâ€™re like me and have a whole heap of videos on your Mac/PC at home (legally purchased of course), then converting them into iPhone friendly .m4v files, organizing them in iTunes, and then USB syncing it to your phone (provided you have enough space) can be a rather cumbersome task.
The AirVideo app will be the best $3 you will spend. Seriously, Iâ€™ve been using this app for a few days now and itâ€™s totally changed they way I watch video on my iPhone. All you need is to install a small, free server application from In Methodâ€™s website and AirVideo will make all your files available to watch â€“ and it will even convert any unplayable files in real-time while streaming to your iPhone.
The best part is, you are able to do this not only over Wifi but also 3G (in experimental mode). Iâ€™ve managed to play 1080p .mkv files with Live Conversion, streaming to me over 3G quite well without lag. This truly is an excellent app, and may be a preview on how iTunes could be one day.
..and wait till you use this on the iPad.