07-07-2011 08:09 PM - edited 07-07-2011 08:13 PM
Connected with the Apple AV Composite Video to my video input on my 2008 Odyssey.
If I play a video file on my ipad, everything is dandy, both video and audio on the onboard dvd and on the ipad.
If I play the same file on the Goflex Satellite drive with the Goflex Media App, I would only get audio.
Now when I play it via http (the same file on the drive), I'll get both audio and video. But on the ipad, i would not see the video playing, It says, the video is playing, blah...
So I think that it has something to do with the Goflex Media App...
Now I just got the Buzz HD player, the app the intro video recommended was skipping the video, maybe because I grabbed the free version first, but it didn't look promising, given that the file I was playing is already a m4v file.
I am hoping the buzz hd player will be able to output video, is there another video player on the ipad/iphone?
07-07-2011 09:12 PM
07-07-2011 09:51 PM
initial impression of Buzz HD.
It plays mkv files, but it lags (slow motion) with bigger file, the one I tried was Priest at 6.9 GB and it doesn't let you select different audio stream while playing via http, so make sure your desired audio is the default (0). Or use mkvmerge GUI to nuke the unwanted audio or change the order of it.
I haven't tried the video output in my odyssey yet, but it should play via http.
Is there a better iphone/ipad movie app out there that can connect via wifi to the Satellite?
07-08-2011 05:35 PM - edited 07-11-2011 10:57 AM
I tried different iphone video playing apps.
Gplayer Lite - couldn't figure out how to make it work through http. Perhaps you need to get the paid version?
Oplayer Lite - recommended by seagate in the video. The M4v files were stuttering on ipad 2, not good. Maybe the paid version will be better?
I settled for BUZZ HD Player ($4.99). The only one that played the video from the main Nav menu, not from the web browser. AND only if you turn on the External Display option next to the Internet Explorer icon.
So what is lacking from Seagate Media is an option to output the video to an external display. Since none of the apps so far can do mirroring. I think only hdmi output can do mirroring.
One caveat is that BUZZ or the HD version can only play SD mkv file smoothly, with higher resolution (1080x 780) mkv, it will play it in slow motion on the ipad 2.
--- You can use Handbrake (FREE) to covert mkv to M4V format. Use the Apple > Ipad 2 preset for the best quality on ipad.---
--- You can have the M4V video played from Safari to an external display without buying an extra player.---