By Matthew Gallagher
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Use StreamToMe on your Mac to play *video*, *music* and *photo* files streamed from your Mac or Windows PC. No prior conversion or copying required, just click the file and it plays.
You will need the free *ServeToMe* program running on either an Intel Mac (OS X 10.5 or later) or a PC with Pentium4 or greater running XP SP2, Vista or Windows. Download ServeToMe from http://zqueue.com/servetome/
** FEATURES **
- Video replay up to HD quality 1080p
- Continuous, single and random play modes
- iTunes library integration; browse your iTunes files and playlists
- iPhoto library integration; browse your photos
- Display album art while playing music
- Play through folders or use your iTunes playlists
- SRT, SSA and SUB files plus embedded subtitles
**UP TO HD QUALITY**
You can stream movies up to HD quality (1080p) over WiFi to your Mac from most other recent Macs and PCs.
- *Movie files*: in MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, MKV, WMV and more formats
- *Music files* in MP3, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, M4A and more formats.
- *Photo files* in JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF (RAW files are not supported)
You can pause and seek through the file on your Mac as though it were actually a local copy.
**Local or remote**
Stream over the internet from your Mac/PC to wherever you have a Mac running StreamToMe. All media bitrates are automatically adjusted to suit your connection speed. You can watch your movies, listen to your music wherever you are.
**WHAT YOU NEED**
*StreamToMe* requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater. The ServeToMe server must be an Intel Mac (OS X 10.5 or later) or a PC with Pentium4 or greater running XP SP2, Vista or Windows.
StreamToMe requires an uninterrupted network connection to the computer running ServeToMe. Network conditions may affect video quality or the ability to connect.
Connecting from an external location (outside ServeToMe's local network) requires UPnP/NAT-PMP or manual port forwarding on your router. Some configuration may be required (help at http://zqueue.com/streamtome/support).
StreamToMe/ServeToMe does NOT play back DRM-protected audio or video formats.
What's New in Version 3.9.6
* Improvements to the remote control interface.
* Fixed display issues when streaming from ServeToMe 4 server.
Best Streamer Yet
After initally trying quite a few apps like this I must say stream to me wins out. Apart from working extremely well and being easy to configure for external access it also handles all media types where as others are movies only or music only.
Early days I had a query and emailed off and it was also answered very promptly. If you want only one streaming app this is it!