Air Video Server HD
Your rating: Now say why...

(7) 4.214285714285714

Stream videos in almost any format to your iOS device.   Free
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Air Video Server HD streams videos instantly from your computer on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV. No need to worry about converting or transferring files.

We took everything that was great about Air Video and then re-thought and re-engineered it.
  • Universal App. A single purchase of Air Video HD lets you install the app on your iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.
  • Mac and Windows. Share folders from both your Mac or your Windows PC and access the movies on your iOS device.
  • Offline
What's New
Version 1.0.4:
  • Fix H.264 passthrough for certain files
  • Fix black thumbnails for certain files
  • Fix duplicate subtitle streams for certain files
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





MacUpdate - Air Video Server HD



Air Video Server H... User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(7)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(18)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+51
Stephen_Fry commented on 12 Oct 2013
Doesn't work on OS X 10.9 Mavericks GM
Works fine on OS X 10.8

Any fix for this?
[Version 1.0.4]


burypromote
+2

+266
D9 commented on 02 Sep 2013
After reading up (& testing where possible) on this offering as well as Air Media and AirPlayIt, I have a couple of observations:

1. Only AirPlayIt says it can play DRM movies (albeit via Safari on iPad/iPhone but play it does and w/ no issue)
2. AirPlayIt is the only free option for both server & iOS client
3. AirPlayIt has not been updated in some time and does not play properly on iPhone 5 (& thusly 5S/5C) as well as iOS 7 (perhaps?)
4. Air Media offers the broadest selection of video formats to view
5. Air Video seems to be the best supported from a development, performance and customer service standpoint.

Like anything, there are pluses and minuses with each option. If you use an iPhone 5 and/or you're concerned about iOS 7 support plus want the finest playback, then this Air Video seems best, although Air Media seems intent on supporting iOS 7 too.

However, if you use iPhone 4S or older, or if free is the key, then AirPlayIt seems to be the solution.

/
[Version 1.0.4]

1 Reply

burypromote

+7
martinb2 replied on 04 Sep 2013
After you review I tested AirPlayIt, too. And I must say: great! It is free, works on Mac OS X 10.6 / iPad with iOS 6.1 without any problems and plays all my videos as expected.

Why should they update if it runs perfectly? And iOS 7 is not officially out now.
burypromote

+51

Stephen_Fry reviewed on 01 Sep 2013
Great app for streaming MKV movies. Top notch.
[Version 1.0.4]


burypromote

+15

The Jtizzle reviewed on 31 Aug 2013
Upgraded to the HD version today and went smooth and running great on both my iPad and my iPhone. Even streamed a movie to my Apple TV 3 today. The new UI is a great update and performance is even better than the old version. I really like how settings sync between devices if you enable the feature.
[Version 1.0.4]


burypromote
-1

+7

martinb2 reviewed on 31 Aug 2013
On Mac OS X 10.6.8 nothing happens. No icon in the menubar, no (preference) window, nothing. Even no crash report window, but in the console a crash report (EXC_BAD_ACCESS).
On Mac OS X 10.7.5 the application starts well, but can not establish a internet connection. I disabled the Firewall and restarted the application - no changes.

I then downloaded "Air Video Server 2.4.6 beta" and everything works fine on Mac OS X 10.6.

I tried many UPnP servers and never had such problems.
[Version 1.0.3]

7 Replies

burypromote
+1

+171
Revco replied on 31 Aug 2013
You're right. Tried it with v1.0.3 & 1.0.4 and both don't launch on 10.6.8.
burypromote

+679
sjk replied on 31 Aug 2013
> I then downloaded "Air Video Server 2.4.6 beta" and everything works fine on Mac OS X 10.6.

Which is an older version required by Air Video for iOS but not the newer Air Video HD which requires Air Video HD Server.

HD or non-HD versions of both the OS X server and iOS client have to be used; they're incompatible with each other.
burypromote

+7
martinb2 replied on 31 Aug 2013
It is not about HD or not or incompatibility: this application is saying: REQUIREMENTS Intel, OS X 10.6 or later.

That is what I have - but it does not work. But crashes without any feedback.

And I can launch the older version of this Mac application and I see something, can watch movies.

That it's! May be a hint to the developers that something is wrong.
burypromote

+679
sjk replied on 31 Aug 2013
> It is not about HD or not or incompatibility: this application is saying: REQUIREMENTS Intel, OS X 10.6 or later.

I understand that both newer HD and older non-HD versions of the server should work on 10.6 or later.

> And I can launch the older version of this Mac application and I see something, can watch movies.

With which iOS client(s)? If the HD client works with the non-HD server then I was wrong about interoperability of that combination.

> May be a hint to the developers that something is wrong.

Have you reported the crashing to InMethod through their forum, helpdesk, or email?
burypromote

+7
martinb2 replied on 01 Sep 2013
As I said: the HD version crashes on Mac OS X 10.6, starts well on Mac OS X 10.7 but can not establish a internet connection. Thus I did not install / buy the iOS app.

The older non HD version starts well on Mac OS X 10.6, can establish a internet connection and with the AirVideoFree on iOS 6 videos can be streamed.

I registered at the forum to post a message, but did not get a confirmation mail. Spam folder is empty.

May be someone already registered can tell them that there is a problem on Mac OS X 10.6?
burypromote

+8
Lemming replied on 01 Sep 2013
For those with crashing on 10.6.8, email the developer directly. That's what I did and he sent me a new build that works with 10.6.8
burypromote

+7
martinb2 replied on 02 Sep 2013
Thank you for your reply! Very good to know that the developer is informed and has a bug fix. Hopefully everyone using 10.6 is reading the posts...
burypromote

+30

Andrewm8 reviewed on 02 Apr 2013
Brilliant!!! Effortlessly streaming avi's and mkv's from my MBP (Mountain Lion) through iPod Touch Air-Playing to Apple TV connected to my HDTV - on the fly painless conversion, working in the background on MBP. Works as advertised! My only concern is the fact that last release is dates more than 2.5 years ago - I hope developer will continue improving and supporting the product.
[Version 2.4.5-beta6]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1

+30
Andrewm8 replied on 02 Apr 2013
Oops... My apologies - just found 2.4.6beta3u2 released July 2012 through the developer's website.
burypromote

+3

Mr.amnesia reviewed on 21 Sep 2012
First of all it is free. It plays practically every format that I want, and when used with the iOS App it is brilliant. I regularly use the two together to watch videos in bed. With the air play features in iOS you can now use it to send a video to another device. For example I use my iPad to send the video to an Apple TV and so can watch on my HD TV.
[Version 2.4.5-beta6]


burypromote

+12

Ikir reviewed on 07 Feb 2012
Awesome software, cheap.. the only downside.... the OS X icon ;-)
[Version 2.4.5-beta6]


burypromote

+12

Antoniong reviewed on 26 Oct 2011
In simple words:

A (near) perfect product.
[Version 2.4.5-beta6]


burypromote

+141
Klagreca commented on 12 Sep 2011
I'd love to see a mac app client or VLC extension to compliment the server app.
[Version 2.4.5-beta6]

3 Replies

burypromote
+1

+1
Barts822 replied on 12 Sep 2011
Enjoy!
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6713110/MacAirVideoClient/Site/Client.html
burypromote

+141
Klagreca replied on 12 Sep 2011
@Barts822. You sir, ROCK! Thanks!
burypromote

+6
Wwiley replied on 14 Sep 2011
Barts822 - could you add a new link?
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


+8

Lemming rated on 01 Sep 2013

[Version 1.0.4]



darkcloudygmail.com1497 rated on 01 Sep 2013

[Version 1.0.4]



+12

Bucho rated on 31 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0.4]



+26

Runtime rated on 30 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0.3]



-1

Moccaboi rated on 10 Aug 2012

[Version 2.4.5-beta6]



Iimonk rated on 15 May 2012

[Version 2.4.5-beta6]



+62

Nicolasd rated on 11 Feb 2012

[Version 2.4.5-beta6]



-1

KLOCK rated on 07 Feb 2012

[Version 2.4.5-beta6]



-1

Tobit rated on 21 Jan 2012

[Version 2.4.5-beta6]



fddc rated on 30 Mar 2011

[Version 2.4.3]


Downloads:19,958
Version Downloads:6,174
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:31 Aug 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
Overall (Version 1.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-10 of 11
1 2 >
Displaying 1-10 of 10
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Air Video Server HD streams videos instantly from your computer on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV. No need to worry about converting or transferring files.

We took everything that was great about Air Video and then re-thought and re-engineered it.
  • Universal App. A single purchase of Air Video HD lets you install the app on your iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.
  • Mac and Windows. Share folders from both your Mac or your Windows PC and access the movies on your iOS device.
  • Offline Mode. Download any video in your library to your device with just one tap for playback without network access.
  • A state of the art streaming pipeline. Videos stream faster and more reliably than ever before, with flawless support for H.264 passthrough, full 1080p HD, soft subtitles and 5.1 surround sound through Apple TV.
  • A beautiful user interface. An all-new look and feel, icon and playback UI designed from the ground up, along with new features such as minimized playback, a new grid mode & improved landscape support.


- -