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I own an iPhone and recently purchased an iPad 2. I think it is ridiculous to pay so much for extra storage so I buy the cheapest version. This means I can't put all my music or movies onto any of my devices. Then I cam across two apps that have made my life much better. biggrin.gif

Audio Galaxy: Steams music to your device.

Air Video: Streams video to your device.

Both apps require a small program that runs on your PC (or server, in my case) where your media is stored. Then you just access your collection from your device and stream it directly to you. Air Video converts videos on the fly to play on iOS if they need it. Now I can have all of my 300GB+ media collection at my fingertips at all times. Audio Galaxy uses an account to sync your devices whereas Air Video requires an IP to do over the internet streaming. I just have my server set up with no-ip.org so I don't need to worry about my IP changing.


There are some android equivalents too but I've not used any of them.
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An Android equivalent for Audio Galaxy would be Amazon Cloud Player or Google Music.
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I'll check them out when I go back home. smile.gif
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An Android equivalent for Audio Galaxy would be Amazon Cloud Player or Google Music.

Not quite, both of those (from what I understand) require you to upload your media to their servers. This means you are limited to their storage space, bandwidth, and generally a monthly fee. With these apps, you can run it from your home PC where you already store everything anyway.
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Boxytunes is another one
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VLC streamer is a app which can be used to stream movies to an iOS device. If only used if shortly, the software convert some types to iOS extensions but it takes a lot of CPU power.
post #7 of 10
+1 for airvideo.

I used to use it every day, but recently both airvideo and streamtome have stopped detecting my computer. Both say "server not found", tried everything to fix it.
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Originally Posted by t3lancer2006;13483601 
An Android equivalent for Audio Galaxy would be Amazon Cloud Player or Google Music.

WinAMP syncs and streams over the network, if I remember correctly. There's also a VLC stream app for video, but the free ones blow and I didn't get chance to use the paid version (15 minutes for a refund is dire. If it worked I'd keep it, but 15 minutes isn't enough time at all).

Problem with Android phones is the format they're in. Most of my movies are mkv's and my phone only plays mp4/3gp.

EDIT:

Handbreak is a great program for Android and iOS devices, well, for your PC. You use it to convert videos to a playable format. It's free, too.
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I recommend subsonic over Audiogalaxy. You do have to pay a one time fee for the the server software but it is completely customizable and has the ability to stream videos when you set it up right.
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I recommend subsonic over Audiogalaxy. You do have to pay a one time fee for the the server software but it is completely customizable and has the ability to stream videos when you set it up right.

Any other advantages? I already have Air Video so I don't really need video streaming...
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