Originally Posted by Mongoose107
You should try Filebrowser it streams your videos to your ipad and has airplay also. Works great for me only problem is it will only play files that your ipad supports.
I bought FileBrowser ($5) on Mongoose107's recommendation and, wow, FileBrowser beats all the other players in an important way. It's the only player that plays my 1920x1080 (FHD) test files on an iPad 3. I didn't think it possible to play at that resolution. All the other players are major slideshow at FHD. So far the only video that FileBrowser slideshows on is Celine Dion - A New Day
. I'm trying that title again with a lower bitrate encoding.
The new higher resolution has exposed a problem with FHD file rips. PavTube's Blu-Ray Ripper produces MP4 files, at FHD, with audio sync issues. I had to switch to DVDFab which produces well synced M4V files at FHD resolution.
FHD also strains WiFi. I had to set my Linksys WRT320N router to use 802.11N at 5Ghz to eliminate WiFi induced stutter.
Here's my toolchain:
1. iPad 3
2. WHS v1.0 NAS
3. DVDFab to reencode to .M4V files. Non-default settings: 1920x1080, 150% volume, uncheck Settings->File Transfer, no subpicture, adjust output file sizes to around 4.5GB.
4. FileBrowser on the iPad 3 to play resulting M4V files.
5. Linksys WRT320N router in 5GHz N mode (single band router).