Originally Posted by murraypaul
What I would suggest is this:
Download a free/lite video application which supports streaming/downloading videos from a network drive. I think OPlayerHD Lite is an example.
Edit: In order to Open In... an application, the file would have to be fully downloaded to the iPad and transferred to the working space of that application. You cannot Open In... a streaming location of a file. Perhaps that is why the WiDrive application only offers that option for small files. (If that is the case.)
You are "spot on"
I downloaded the App you suggested and it was perfect
Still didn't do as I hoped but did as you suggested and I expected, "Open In" did offer the App for selection but didn't work but using the IP address of the Wi-Drive worked perfectly.
When I tapped on the AVI it asked me if I wanted to "Play It" or download it. I tried both. The movie I downloaded was in the App and could be replayed (as expected) "offline"....
The movie I "Played" played perfectly with no hesitations. They do claim that 3 different devices can stream from the Wi-Drive at the same time but I'm happy with one streaming perfectly.
And being able to copy movies to my iPad without iTunes is marvellous
I contacted the App writers (3) and got one stereotyped response.
I have uninstalled the other 2 media player Apps and will stick (for now?) with OplayerHD Lite
Now I have to try with my Seagate Goflex Satellite (yes a bit of a gadget freak I'm afraid)
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