Air Video on iPad – Coming Soon
Brandon reviewed Air Video for iPhone back in November. The Air Video iPhone app remotely connects to your Mac, and can either stream pre-converted videos over the network, or even convert videos on the fly and then stream them to your iPhone.
In order to use Air Video on your iPhone, you need to download their server software. It will run on either Mac or Windows. It will run in the background and broadcast your database to all devices on the same network over Bonjour, or over the net, so you can access your videos even on a 3G connection. Connections were stable over wifi and over 3G. They did stutter a little when using Air Video’s on-the-fly format conversion, but with videos that had been converted to work on the iPhone, the videos were stutter-free. It probably helps that I have fiber at home and Japanese 3G is extemely fast. Your mileage may vary.
The same app now presents itself in its iPad avatar, and boy does it look delicious. Imagine having your entire video collection with you, on your 16GB iPad. I just wish I had the bandwidth and internet ubiquity to use this app; if and when it’s approved. [via InMethod Forums]