Media Server/DLNA to iPad

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by echo21 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Probably a strange question considering most would be using the Pi as a media centre...

I would like to configure the Pi to stream video to my iPad - would XBMC do this or should I install something else? Would the Pi be powerful enough to stream movies? I did do a search and found almost nothing on this subject...

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by obarthelemy » Mon May 28, 2012 1:11 pm
I have a not-much-more powerful ARM netbook streaming to my computers via dlna. I don't know if xbmc can act as a dlna server, I'm using minidlna. One thing the Pi won't be able to do is transcode on the fly, so your movies must be in an iDevice-compatible format to start with. And you must find a dlna client for your devices, Apples defaults to Airplay which is proprietary.
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by echo21 » Mon May 28, 2012 1:16 pm
That sounds promising, I'll take a look at minidlna.


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by pepedog » Mon May 28, 2012 1:17 pm
Yes, xbmc can do this, so can minidlna
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by truehl » Mon May 28, 2012 8:36 pm
Please take a look here:
MiniDLNA is included.
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by echo21 » Tue May 29, 2012 8:42 am
Thanks for all the replies - I tried minidlna last night and got movies streaming to buzz player on the ipad - worked perfectly. I must say, the Raspberry Pi is brilliant! Very impressed. :D

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by echo21 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:08 am
By the way, I am now streaming 1080p mkv video to my ipad with no skipping of frames.

Forget Buzz player - that has no hardware acceleration, I had to jailbreak my ipad2 then install xbmc, now it works perfectly! 8-)

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by Typhoon006 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:47 pm

i know this is an old thread, but i've installed Minidlna, and i can't stream 1080p video files on my iPad 3 without massive lag.
I've not found solution at this time.
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