Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




198 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 16


Topic # 153542 30-Sep-2014 13:53
Send private message

I am considering replacing my nexus 5 with an iphone 6 or 6+ as im a bit sick of the poor camera and battery.

One of the main uses for my phone is to watch movies on my 2 hours round trip train ride.
Just wondered what apps you guys use to watch movies? as I havent found anything that will play all my mkv files - particularly with DTS/AC3 audio codecs.

its the only thing stopping me from getting the iphone and veering me towards the note 4.

Thanks in advance folks.

Sam

Create new topic
3799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 455

Trusted

  Reply # 1144281 30-Sep-2014 14:58
Send private message

I use plex on an ipad mini (with plex pass for syncing offline content)




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex




198 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 16


  Reply # 1144282 30-Sep-2014 14:59
Send private message

nice - i have plex server running on my mac mini and use it to stream via my wireless lan but haven't paid for the pass - you reckon its worth it then?

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
3799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 455

Trusted

  Reply # 1144287 30-Sep-2014 15:03
Send private message

samdouglas: nice - i have plex server running on my mac mini and use it to stream via my wireless lan but haven't paid for the pass - you reckon its worth it then?


I'm not sure if it will be any better on battery.  But it should contain the sound.  I just like it cos no matter whether I watch at home, on train, on ipad/tv/apple tv/laptop it keeps track of what I've watched and not watched.





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


4296 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1812

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1144290 30-Sep-2014 15:06
Send private message

I use Air Video HD. I have had no luck with Plex or any of the DLNA apps. It could just be my NAS, but they never display everything, and what they do display is a disorganised mess. So, AirVideo HD it is - pretty reliable, and I can just point it at a share drive mounted from the NAS.




iPad Air + iPhone SE + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


246 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 1144472 30-Sep-2014 19:25
Send private message

OPlayer HD

243 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 27


  Reply # 1144489 30-Sep-2014 20:02

Another vote for Plex. 

I have iTunes running on my Windows server and that serves my LAN aTV's fine, however the Apple "Videos" app/iTunes is broken when dealing with large libraries and therefore if I'm streaming to my iPad or iPhone within my LAN at home I use Plex.  Plex is also brilliant when outside my LAN - was recently in the USA on holiday for four weeks in July with the family and we regularly streamed movies and TV shows from the server to my laptop or iPad in the evenings while in hotels/apartments/houses.

1632 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 526

Subscriber

  Reply # 1144495 30-Sep-2014 20:08
Send private message

If you run Plex plexpass is great. Vlc and OPlayer HD is very good as well and you don't have to transcode.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.