Well, after all this time, I have to register some disappointment with Air Video Server HD. I have been using the app -- iMac server and iOS client app -- since at least October of 2019, and possibly before that. I can't remember now. At any rate, back then, in October of 2019, I wrote to the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I asked them why their app does not seem to support .sub subtitle files on my iPhone. They never responded to my email.
Today, two years later, I have written to them again, asking them the same question, being as they apparently still have not added .sub subtitle support. Either that, or there is something I need to do to make the iOS app aware of .sub files. If so, I don't know what that is, because they never responded to me.
Well, today I revisited their app in the App Store, and I saw that the server had been updated to version 2.3.4 -- I am currently on 2.3.0-beta1u1 -- about a year ago. Of course, I wanted to download it, in the hope that the newer version would allow me to use .sub subtitle files on my iPhone. But there was no download button.
Then I noticed this in the info section: "Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip."
To say the least, I was shocked. So I wrote to the developer a second time and asked them why they had dropped support for pre-M1 chip iMacs?. For the record, my computer is an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) with a 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 processor, and 32 GB of memory. It currently runs Big Sur 11.2.3 with ease. There is no reason why it should not be able to run version 2.3.4 of Air Video Server HD for Mac.
While I have version 2.3.4 on my iPhone, I am disappointed that I cannot run the most recent version of the server on my iMac. I hope that the developer will reconsider, and will make their app available for pre-M1 chip iMacs. Quite frankly, I think it is bad business for them to have dropped support for pre-M1 iMacs. It is not like everyone can afford to purchase the latest and the greatest when it comes to iMacs.
What do YOU think? Do you agree withe me, or not?