There are times when you would like to watch , play or download the music file and video on your computer which could be a Mac or a PC on your iphone, ipad or ipod touch but almost all the application available on apple app store are paid and not free to use, and I have tested most of them and they are either laggy or even crash very often while running.
Air Playit is a new free app on apple app store which allows you to streaming Video Music to iPhone iPad and iPod Touch. Access Your Video & Music Library Anywhere. It works best when both the server and client device are on the same wifi network.
The server here is your windows or mac computer from where you share files and folder which could contain any files and folder on which you will need to install the server software of Air Playit which is free and designed for windows and mac and the client is your apple device which could be iphone, ipad or ipod touch on which you will need to install the free app Air Playit
We tried adding documents folder but it does not read any files other than music or video right now, it support streaming all 1080P/1080i HD videos to your iPhone iPad, such as MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, TP, MPEG-TS, AVC and MOD. It support the video formats of regular videos including MPEG1/2, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, RM/RMBV, FLV, MP4, H.264, M4V, WTV, WebM.
Setting up the software on windows or mac os is really easy, you just need to download the software as per your OS and then once installed it will automatically convert your computer into web server for streaming music and vides as shown in the image below.
You can specify the permissions over the files and folder you are sharing with this application so that other device and users could access the content you have blocked for public as shown in the image below.
You can simply add folders which have videos or music files with the server part of the software to stream or play them on your apple devices like iphone, ipad or ipod touch as shown in the image below.
You can also make these music and video on your computer accessible on web as shown in the image below, but some how this
feature did not worked worked when we tried, but you need to have video player which supports M3U8/M3U playlist format on your computer in order to get this feature working, such as VLC and Apple QuickTime player.
Once the server software is installed, up and running on your computer, run the app on your iphone, ipod or ipad to stream the content shared from your computer with this software, but before doing this make sure that both your computer and apple device are connected to the same network as shown in the image below.
Now run the app on your iphone you will see the option to add a local or remote server.
Select it and then select the server you just created on your computer with its name.
Once you have selected the server, you will be able to browse the server videos as shown in the image below. You will see all the folder names in the app interface which contains audio or video files.
You can easily select any video file to play, tap to play them or download them.
Now when you tap a video file it will show the options like would you like to play it
Once played you will be able to view the video on your apple device as shown in the image below.
or else you can convert the file with video resolutions suited for your apple device with the option called offline conversion as shown in the image below.
This conversion will happen at the server end, but you will be able to see the progress in the app on your iphone, ipad or ipod touch.
Similarly you can play all the music files stored on your computer on your iphone without transferring them through itunes. It will cache all music files to the Download Library inside your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Some Other Key Features Of Air Playit
Support streaming all 1080P/1080i HD videos to your iPhone iPad, such as MKV, M2TS, AVCHD, TP, MPEG-TS, AVC and MOD.
Support regular videos including MPEG1/2, WMV, ASF, AVI, MOV, RM/RMBV, FLV, MP4, H.264, M4V, WTV, WebM.
Support multi-audio tracks video and let you choose any language in the video file.
Automatically cache all music files to the Download Library inside your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Adjust video/audio quality and resolution for each video individually.
Choose and adjust default video/audio quality, resolution and FPS for different network connection type including local WiFi, remote WiFi, 3G and 4G to get the highest video viewing effect.
Automatically list the recent played videos and remember the last play point for each video.
Specify permissions to the shared folders. Three permission levels are available: Admin, Kids and Public.
Resume downloading at breaking-point. If you already started downloading the video, Air PlayIt can remember and lets you choose whether to download from where you left off, or to start over.
Option to remotely power off your computer after finishing watching.
Please note: Air Playit supports Apple TV-Out so that you can easily stream video & music to TV via iPhone iPad and android app version is coming soon so that’s another great news for android phone users.
App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0.1 or later.