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VLC streamer [$1.99-Free for the first time] streams media from your PC

07-20-2014, 01:56 PM
#1
Joined: May 2011
Location: US
Posts: 372
VLC streamer [$1.99-Free for the first time] streams media from your PC




Sit anywhere in your house and watch movies or TV shows on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. VLC Streamer streams movies from your computer to your iDevice. One of the best streaming app for media junkies.

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07-20-2014, 10:03 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
Didn't realize this or official VLC were on iOS. Downloading both. Thanks for the heads up.

Edit. Wait, reading the full description of this it looks like I need to have an app on my PC to access files. Dang. I was hoping this would just work like the android version of vlc as I have a media server appliance already. Guess ill still try this anyway and give official vlc a look.

Last edited by nightc1; 07-20-2014 at 10:06 PM.

07-21-2014, 01:52 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 299
I highly recommend https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avplayer/id395680819?mt=8

There used to be several good media player apps, but Dolby got lawsuit happy with the AC3 codec so many were faced with paying royalties, removing the most common audio stream capability, or removing their app. Goodplayer was the other really great one, but to date they're still missing AC3 support. AVplayer went down for a couple weeks, but came back and have supported it all this time.

In any case, I have a huge video library on a 3TB drive and this plays everything I've copied to my phone. I got into DLNA streaming too and it handles that well, though I've switched to Plex for that. They also support Dropbox and various methods of streaming video online.
07-21-2014, 07:52 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by dib View Post
I highly recommend https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avplayer/id395680819?mt=8

There used to be several good media player apps, but Dolby got lawsuit happy with the AC3 codec so many were faced with paying royalties, removing the most common audio stream capability, or removing their app. Goodplayer was the other really great one, but to date they're still missing AC3 support. AVplayer went down for a couple weeks, but came back and have supported it all this time.

In any case, I have a huge video library on a 3TB drive and this plays everything I've copied to my phone. I got into DLNA streaming too and it handles that well, though I've switched to Plex for that. They also support Dropbox and various methods of streaming video online.
I agree with AVPlayer. It's the best video player I have tried so far.
07-22-2014, 07:30 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by dib View Post
I highly recommend https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avplayer/id395680819?mt=8

There used to be several good media player apps, but Dolby got lawsuit happy with the AC3 codec so many were faced with paying royalties, removing the most common audio stream capability, or removing their app. Goodplayer was the other really great one, but to date they're still missing AC3 support. AVplayer went down for a couple weeks, but came back and have supported it all this time.

In any case, I have a huge video library on a 3TB drive and this plays everything I've copied to my phone. I got into DLNA streaming too and it handles that well, though I've switched to Plex for that. They also support Dropbox and various methods of streaming video online.
Thank you for this information. Greatly appreciated
07-23-2014, 12:09 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 331
AVPlayer/AVPlayerHD is the best video app. You don't need any of those converting or streaming tools on your computer. Be sure to make backups of your app. You never know when copyright hits and updates silently remove codecs.
07-23-2014, 03:22 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: AL
Posts: 4,361
Interesting options. Thanks for the heads up. I gave regular official VLC a try and it works exactly the way I wanted it to just like the Android version on my tablet. So, until I come across something that doesn't work... I'll stick with it. Still, it's nice having options and I appreciate the feedback.

-nightc1
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07-24-2014, 09:42 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,076
This was free for a day? Ridiculous.
07-24-2014, 10:21 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,251
I just use Air Video HD. It streams my movies perfectly from my computer even when I'm in another location or when I travel out of town. Downloaded VLC Streamer when it was free for a couple of days, haven't tried it tho, not sure if it can do the same thing as my main streaming app where it can stream from my computer anywhere I go

Last edited by jeffyg3; 07-24-2014 at 10:28 AM.