Here's some promising news on the Apple handheld front:
I bought "AirPlayer" for my iPhone, and it instantly played ALL videos off my Serviio machine. And that's with a Sony BDP profile. There is massive stutter with 720p H264 / AC3 5.1 files though, and sync probs with MPEG2TS, but the codecs are there, and keeping in mind that my Sony Profile delivers those videos nativeley, the playback performance of the little bugger is pretty good.
If anybody of our iPeople could confirm this, it may be worthwile to start working on an iPad/iPhone profile. AirPlayer seems to come with at least a few common codecs other than H264 and AAC, so I think we should be able to find one of them that matches Serviio's transcoding abilities. Here (http://olimsoft.wordpress.com/category/software/
) is some information on AirPlayer:
- With iPhone 3gs or iPod generation 3 32G/64G, You can stream almost any formats of video from your media server, XVID, AVI, RMVB, MKV, MOV, MP4, M4V etc.
- With iPhone 3gs or iPod generation 3 32G/64G, You can stream almost any formats of music from your media server, MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC etc.
- With earlier iPhone/iPod , You can use QuickTime plugin to view limited media formats, MOV, MP4, M4V, MP3, WMA, MP3, AAC.
The more recent appstore page states that AirPlayer works on iPhone, iPod and iPad. Decoding seems to happen on the handheld's CPU (and not hardware based like the native codecs) I suppose, so we could
get smooth playback if we kept the target bitrate low enough.
Just to be sure: Serviio does not yet auto detect different devices to provide matching profiles, does it?