***Updated 2012-09-25 ***
The tablets are a new form of multimedia devices where the market is “owned ” by Apple, for the time being. It is very easy to stream video from your home computer to your Ipad using a wi-fi connection and using air video. I tried for the longest time to stream movies from my home computer to my Android Tablet ( herotab m10) without success. I visited a lot of forums where people said they had success but it did not work for me. I will list the different methods just in case it would work for you.
1- Orb media
2- Apache Server ( Vlc share )
6- Emit Free ( you run the windows server app and download the app on your phone. )
7- Bsplayer ( let you stream you movies from a lan. Very Easy to use and almost flawless. )
8- Qiss Qloud Server ( Very Reliable allows you to view videos and pictures. Requires a server app on your PC )
I finally found a solution that works for me. A friend of mine has a Android Samsung tablet and it worked on his tablet as well.
1- Download the Myview home server ( it’s a Korean website but you will be able to navigate through the website )
2- Set the folders you want to share in Myview home server.
3- Download the free Android app called Myview
4- You can now connect to your home server and stream all kind of movies.
This program is being updated constantly and the programmer is actively releasing updates every month or so. There are still some bugs to be worked out but I spent many hours trying to stream movies and there are no other solutions working as well as Myview.
I noticed the following bugs : larger files will not have sound ( I tried a 1 Gb Avi file and it worked and a 2 Gb file did not. )
The 3g sensor does not work in this app.
There is no setting to set the compression of the files.
One feature I really like is the conversion feature, You can mark a movie file to be converted for better streaming results and it will convert the file on your computer.
I also had some issues connecting to the Myview Home server after I exited the movie and went back to the root.
I also noticed that the movie is not choppy if you are pointing to a folder directly on your computer. I had my movies on my nas ( network attached storage ) and the movie was choppy and I could see green pixelazation.
For a free program, we can not complaint much, even with the few bugs it is a must for streaming Video and it’s getting Herouxapps seal of approval.
|Description||Stream movies to your Android tablet|
|Supported OS||Windows 2K, XP, Vista, 7|
|Size of Program||24.9 Mb|
|Download Link||Myview Home server|