03-14-2012 02:04 PM
03-14-2012 02:15 PM
Well. I ask you to consider a lot before you buy it.
I bought the Goflex satellite one month ago and it's been just problems until now.
It started all well. I could transfer my files to the hard drive and then watch my films with my iPad, but sudenly all start to go wrong.
I can't transfer files from my pc or mac anymore. The updated app ( march 14 2012 ) do not detect the driver even other app detect it , and it's working.
When watching films the Goflex disconnect and you have to start all over again.
So, please. Be careful.
Like me, others are trying to have some help form Seagate, but will take a long time to them to fix it or help us.
03-14-2012 02:20 PM
I'm very interested in this product - to stream movies to iPad , but I'd like to know more before I buy, so I thought I'd ask you
My main concern is - what kind of files does it (or the iPad app?) support? Can it stream .mkv hd movie? Is the streaming quality is good? (especially for hd content).
Have anyone tried to access this drive from iPad/iPhone without the seagate app (or do anyone knows in what format the goflex "shares" itself (samba, FTP, other...)- I ask becous I have oPlayer app - it can access samba and FTP , and plays just about any format (on iPad at least...). I thought maybe I could configure oplayer to access the goflex, in case I'll have file compatibility problems in seagate native app....
1—I've used GoFlex to stream .MP3 audio, .MP4 and M4V video, both standard and high-def. You can put any kind of file on it, but if the device you're playing it on doesn't support the format, it won't play. To play MKV, you need a 3rd-party player that supports it, as IOS doesn't support it natively. The streaming quality is surprisingly good, especially with the new firmware released today.
2—You can also use the Satellite with any third-party player that supports UPnP/DLNA. I've used GoodPlayer to do this. I've also used a jailbroken iPad running XMBC Media Center. And the device has its own browser-based firmware that acts as a media browser and player.
3—Satellite doesn't support SAMBA or FTP out of the box; it requires some fairly extensive (and unsupported) hacking.
03-22-2012 05:35 AM
hi, yeah if you stream movies through the goflex satellite app all movie files have to be mp4 but if you download buzz player you can stream your movies through that in any format ie mkv avi etc.. i have new ipad and go flex satellite and it works great
03-27-2012 06:33 PM
04-04-2012 11:59 AM
Do we need to downloan Buzz Player and install it on the Go Flex Satellite or the iPad? I have tons of movies but they are all in mkv format. I have converted about 60 of them to m4v format and they play on the GoFlex to iPad just fine, just didnt want to continue to take the time to convert all of them. Thanks!
04-04-2012 10:47 PM