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My PCH and IPAD or DROID? Which one?
10-21-2010, 08:40 AM (This post was last modified: 10-21-2010 08:41 AM by dbuk44.)
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Question My PCH and IPAD or DROID? Which one?
Hello popcorners.

I'm thinking of getting either an IPAD or DROID tablet. But, being both a PCH and tablet nub, have no either how I can get the two to interact.

I pretty much would like to do 3 things:

  1. Browse/edit the file structure of my A-200 PCH HDD from the tablet
  2. Playback .AVI PCH content on the tablet
  3. Use the tablet to move stuff from my networked PC to the tablet.


Can I/Cant I?

Which is the better choice of OS?

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10-21-2010, 08:48 AM
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RE: My PCH and IPAD or DROID? Which one?
either should work. There is tools on both to accomplish what you want
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10-21-2010, 09:21 AM
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Thanks Halfelite.

I think I was struggling to understand the playback option.

I think DROID allows direct playback from the PCH, but with the iPAD (and because its .AVI) I'd have to leave my PC on with the PCH as a networked drive and use an on the fly converter.

Is this right?

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10-21-2010, 04:06 PM
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RE: My PCH and IPAD or DROID? Which one?
You would have to use air video. I use it running on my server for my ipad, and it works flawlessly.

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10-21-2010, 07:27 PM
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CineXplayer for the iPad will allow you to load .avi's right onto the iPad and has very nice playback features. Not all video/audio codecs are supported ATM, but it has been improving with every update. I Don't watch a whole lot of video on my iPad, so I mostly just load movies on it for long car trips or when going to a friends house. Also, the speaker on the iPad is okay, but can be kind of quiet sometimes when watching video. I've tried several of the streaming apps when I first got my iPad, but never had much luck getting any of them to stream over uPnP or off a SAMBA share. I do have to say that I use my iPad for browsing the web, checking, email, and updating facebook while I'm watching things on my TV in the living room.

Not sure if that helps persuade you one way or another, but I thought you might like to hear my experiences with using the iPad. I hope it helps!
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10-24-2010, 08:47 PM
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+1 for air video

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07-27-2011, 03:57 AM (This post was last modified: 07-27-2011 03:58 AM by Kibodeaux.)
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(10-21-2010 07:27 PM)infinite.recursion Wrote:  CineXplayer for the iPad will allow ipad 2 accessoriesyou to load .avi's right onto the iPad and has very nice playback features. Not all video/audio codecs are supported ATM, but it has been improving with every update. I Don't watch a whole lot of video on my iPad, so I mostly just load movies on it for long car trips or when going to a ipad 2 leather casesfriends house. Also, the speaker on the iPad is okay, but can be kind of quiet sometimes when watching video. I've tried several of the streaming apps when I first got my iPad, but never had much luck getting any of them to stream over uPnP or off a SAMBA share. I do have to say that I use my iPad for browsing the web, checking, email, and updating facebook while I'm watching things on my TV in the living room.

Not sure if that helps persuade you one way ipad 2 case or another, but I thought you might like to hear my experiences with using the iPad. I hope it helps!

I think DROID allows direct playback from the PCH, but with the iPAD (and because its .AVI) I'd have to leave my PC on with the PCH as a networked drive and use an on the fly converter.
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08-25-2012, 03:36 PM
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OPlayer is free and does the trick too on mu ipad.

However, managing file structures is much more available on Droid (i have an ipad for a week now) to my knowledge.

Any suggestions on managing files / directories ?

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08-25-2012, 07:19 PM
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If you look at the websites for where syabas is going ot be in trade shows, it looks like extravegtables might be releasing some new app remotes for the syabas products soon.
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