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# 177595 8-Aug-2015 08:21
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Can anyone recommend a free app that i can stream hd video content from my NAS to iphone. i am using the free version of infuse but it will not play all my content, not willing to pay for the full version of infuse as the device is a work phone.

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  # 1361069 8-Aug-2015 10:14
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Not sure there are any for free. I used to use videostream., plex is another option. Your problem might be though, that your nas needs the server side software, and may not have the cpu power to transcode. A computer might need to have the server software, pointing at the nas to send the vi tent to the iPhone.






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  # 1361093 8-Aug-2015 11:35
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Which NAS do you have ?

Stream inside your house over wifi or out to the big bad world over cellular in which case is your upload speed reasonable ? Would the increased data charges and bandwidth requirements be worth it to stream HD on such a small screen ?

The Plex software should do this if you NAS has the processing power and is compatible.

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  # 1361121 8-Aug-2015 13:11
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Sorry i have a Qnap ts212 only looking to stream over Wifi, it does have plex but as mentioned is there enough grunt to deliver a desirable outcome?

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  # 1361166 8-Aug-2015 14:58
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johny99: Sorry i have a Qnap ts212 only looking to stream over Wifi, it does have plex but as mentioned is there enough grunt to deliver a desirable outcome?


VLC for iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/vlc-for-ios/id650377962?mt=8) can access FTP shares, could be an option for your NAS? It also found my Plex server running on a Raspberry Pi and was able to play stuff that the RPi is not powerful enough to transcode. I didn't test it very much, but it might be worth a try.


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  # 1361172 8-Aug-2015 15:09
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johny99: Sorry i have a Qnap ts212 only looking to stream over Wifi, it does have plex but as mentioned is there enough grunt to deliver a desirable outcome?


Qnap I though had Intel chips? And already has plex. I'd just try it and see how you get on.




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  # 1361252 8-Aug-2015 18:33
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Bit sceptical that WiFi will provide the bandwidth to stream HD no matter what techniques.

Does it have to be in HD to an iPhone?

Will you notice the difference vs SD or 720p on such a small screen?

If you rip the video into an appropriate format you won't need to transcode on the nas just stream the data.

Plex server allows different resolutions of same movie and supply the smaller version to mobile devices.

Processor only ARM...according to support list it's not capable of transcoding anything. Might be able to work by streamingonly but must ensure codec etc can be played natively by iPhone.

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  # 1361277 8-Aug-2015 20:11
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Download lite.

Not a streamer, but can use web browser to download stuff to phone on it.

Plays avi's mkv's etc.

Free version lets you have about 5 files at a time on it, if find it works upgrade for unlimited.

Or just delete files when at limit if don't want to pay.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1366850 15-Aug-2015 12:53
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Oplayer hd lite. You will get ads though. The full version is worth the money imo.

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  # 1368415 18-Aug-2015 10:04
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johny99: Can anyone recommend a free app that i can stream hd video content from my NAS to iphone. i am using the free version of infuse but it will not play all my content, not willing to pay for the full version of infuse as the device is a work phone.


I'm a little late to the party, but if the paid version of Infuse will do everything you want then why not just bite the bullet and pay the $12.99. It's a work device, sure, but you can sign into the app store with your personal Apple ID installed the paid app and then sign back in with your work Apple ID. Infuse will keep working, but it will be tied to your personal Apple ID and not your work AppleID.




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