Air Video HD - Now with multitasking and PiP support!
By Bit Cave Ltd.
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Air Video HD is the ultimate streaming video player for all videos stored on your computer. If want to watch them on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, this is the app for you.
Download and install the server software on your Mac or PC (Linux coming soon) and you’ll be watching your videos on your device in seconds. Going somewhere without network access? Download is just one tap away.
Don’t worry about video formats, codecs and bitrates, let Air Video HD handle the dirty details for you. If needed, Air Video HD will transparently transcode the video (“on fly”) so that it plays on all supported iOS devices, including Apple TV (with surround sound and soft subtitles). But we took special care to ensure that transcoding is only done when necessary. No matter what format the video is in, AVI, DivX, MKV and other videos just work.
Major Features in Air Video HD 2.0
* Beautiful user interface optimized for iOS 8. With special support for iPhone 6 and 6+, we make sure your valuable screen space is not wasted
* State of the art playback pipeline. We take our transcoding seriously. Support for soft subtitles, H.264 passthrough for your HD videos and surround sound on Apple TV will let you enjoy your media the way it is supposed to be.
* Video Download. Going somewhere without internet access? Air Video HD is the easiest way to get your videos to device. Simply browse to your video and press download. That's it. With one slider you decide if you want to prioritize video quality or save space on device.
* Synchronized settings. You can stop video on you iPhone and resume on your iPad. Playback settings (including subtitle and audio selection), history and many other are synchronized as well.
* History. Quickly navigate between previously visited folders and played files. See which videos have already been played and which are new. Did we mention that history can be synchronized across all your devices?
* Audio and Subtitle synchronization adjustment (2.0). Your subtitles being out-of-sync is no longer a problem, you can correct it in just few taps.
* Video playback speed control (2.0). In a hurry? Speed it up!
* Aspect ratio control (2.0). Now you can finally correct those those weird looking videos. Also works when playing Apple TV of course!
* Many other features waiting for you to explore
Note that Air Video HD will not play DRM protected videos. All video content purchased through iTunes includes DRM. Video podcast content is free and does not include DRM protection.
The free server software (available for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Microsoft Windows) is needed to stream and convert the videos and can be downloaded at http://airvideoapp.com .
What's New in Version 2.2.1
Air Video HD now fully supports split-screen multitasking, picture-in-picture and iPad Pro!
Also in this update:
- High-speed playback improvements
- Fixes for some UI glitches
The best media streaming app there is.
With each iteration this app gets better and better. Issues that occurred when I first got this 3 years ago have all been addressed it is now extremely stable, versatile and capable of dealing with anything I throw at it. With the size of files increasing it was the speed of the backend that was my bottleneck. Transcoding Avatar in 3D was the biggest test and with the new iMac 5K with an i7 processor the server can do this in realtime. The app itself is very stable on all hardware and all iOS versions including the betas for 8.3 and currently 8.4. The transcoded files are the ones I use to load into iTunes so saving me the time of processing them again.
It would be nice if, once loaded on an iOS device, the files could be moved to the camera roll or shared from the device via airdrop but I'm assuming that is the intentional limitation Apple have built in so as to keep apps from interacting.
For the cost of the App you get some much of a value-add, buying this is simply a no-brainer.
6 months on and i can say it is 1 of the very few apps i actually didnt mind paying for. Watch any file from your source (pc/laptop) on any device...... Anywhere.... Anytime (as long as source is on). Auto recode will play any format on your devices automatically so no need for 3rd party recode apps/programs on your pc which usually come with ad/spyware. Some minor configuration required which is simple enough to do. I currently have 5 devices with the app and haven't hit a limit yet so you could always share your details with other members of the family and vice versa. Works perfect with apple tv with no buffering, lag or loss of fidelity (not that ive noticed anyway) for streaming too (with airplay or compatible tv). Amazing app - buy it!!!
Excellent multi format streaming player
I've used Air Video HD and previous versions for many years. It is an excellent, simple to set up and use for playing all video formats. The ability to stream from anywhere in the world is fantastic. It now has the AppleTV version which means you can stream directly to a large screen TV. I use my Mac mini for the server application and have never had any problems. I'm completely satisfied.
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: 30 March 2016
- Version: 2.2.1
- Size: 14.7 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Bit Cave Ltd.
- © 2015 InMethod s.r.o.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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