StreamToMe is a neat little tool that supports streaming, with auto-transcoding, from a Mac or Windows PC to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Now the developer is introducing a new StreamToMe player application for Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later. Essentially, it allows one to select a computer running StreamToMe server and then tap its media library for playback (up to 720p) on another Mac on the network or remotely, which is amazing. The app is free to download and is available right now in the Mac App Store. Below is a demo, created by the folks at Lifehacker, of the product in action.
Use StreamToMe on your Mac to play *video*, *music* and *photo* files streamed over WiFi or 3G from your Mac or Windows PC. No prior conversion or copying required, just click the file and it plays.
** FEATURES **
- Video replay up to HD quality 720p
- Continuous, single and random play modes
- iTunes library integration; browse your iTunes files and playlists
- Play all your music, display album art
- Play through folders or use your iTunes playlists
- SRT and SSA subtitles
**UP TO HD QUALITY**
You can stream movies up to HD quality (720p) over WiFi to your Mac from most other recent Macs and PCs.
- *Movie files*: in MP4, AVI, MOV, FLV, MPG, MKV, WMV and more formats
- *Music files* in MP3, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, M4A and more formats.
- *Photo files* in JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF (RAW files are not supported)
You can *pause and seek* through the file on your Mac as though it were actually a local copy device.
**Local or remote**
Stream over the internet from your Mac/PC to wherever you have a Mac running StreamToMe. All media bitrates are automatically adjusted to suit your connection speed. You can watch your movies, listen to your music wherever you are. Use a dynamic DNS address to find your computer and *stream away*.
**WHAT YOU NEED**
*StreamToMe* requires Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
You also need the free *ServeToMe* program running on either an Intel Mac (OS X 10.5 or later) or a PC with Pentium4 or greater running XP SP2, Vista or Windows.
ServeToMe is a *free program* that StreamToMe users can download from http://projectswithlove.com/streamtome
StreamToMe requires a continuous connection between to the computer running ServeToMe. Network conditions may affect video quality or the ability to connect.
Connecting from an external location (3G or non-local WiFi) requires UPnP/NAT-PMP or manual port forwarding on your router. Some configuration may be required (help at http://projectswithlove.com/streamtome/support_remote_connections.html).
StreamToMe does NOT play back DRM-protected audio or video formats.
Tags: Mac OS X, StreamToMe
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