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Play video from pc on Ipad in car?

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Hi,

Is there a way to use a pc as source for playing movies on an Ipad in a car?

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by:chilternPC
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you mean if you have movies on the PC you want to stream them to the iPad in the car?
or do you want to download them onto the iPad from the PC  to play on the car?

if its the second then get the app "infuse" once installed you can copy movies from the PC to the iPad to arch whenever
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by:janhoedt
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First option indeed.
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by:chilternPC
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I assume you have 3g/4g iPad ? without it it wouldn't work....
so you need something like  a Slingbox 350 Media Streamer
not only movies from your PC but TV, cable and Sat.

here at amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Sling-Media-SB350-100-Slingbox-350/dp/B009FU8BTI
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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If the iPad is in range of the PC on the same WiFi network you can install Plex Media Server on the PC (https://plex.tv/downloads) and Plex App in the iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plex/id383457673?mt=8)

To access the stuff on your PC when out and about the Plex Pass service puts selected content in the Cloud and you can view on the iPad as long as it is on a 3G or WiFi network
https://plex.tv/features
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by:janhoedt
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With all do respect, these answers are useless.
I already configured it before and it worked, just don't remember it anymore how I did it.
Who on earth has a wifi network in his car? It has to be an ad hoc network or bluetooth.
Who on earth will stream movies over 4G ...?
Plex is not related at all.

Please delete this question.
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by:chilternPC
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I assume the PC/laptop is inside the car with the iPad and from what you said, you wouldn't use 4G, don't have wifi but Bluetooth which is only a short distance connection so the PC is in the car.   (BTW an ad-hoc network must use a cable, wifi or bluetooth).  

No matter what was in-between the Pc and iPad - you would need an app on your laptop to send the movie to the iPad to talk to and an app on the iPad to play the movies   (the answer by eoinosullivan would work if the PC is in the car) or my slignbox which works over the internet

if you have done this before on the move with a remote PC then it was over 3G/4G with an app at each end
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janhoedt earned 0 total points
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I think it was with a virtual router/hotspot app that assigned an ip to my Ipad. Then I could browser the shares with a player like goodplayer.
Anyhow, doesn t matter. Downloaded the videos on my Ipad and that s ok for now.
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by:janhoedt
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Virtual router application on pc = makes pc hotspot -> assigned ip to ipad. Ipad can connect to pc.
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by:Brad Bouchard
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Plex is not related at all.
Actually Plex is very much related and one of the best options for what you described wanting to do.

eoinosullivan was more than justified in his comment...
To access the stuff on your PC when out and about the Plex Pass service puts selected content in the Cloud and you can view on the iPad as long as it is on a 3G or WiFi network
... and you should look into it.
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by:janhoedt
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I have Plex already running and Synology VideoStation and XBMC.
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by:Brad Bouchard
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Then what is it that seems to be the problem?

Be more specific and I'm sure the collective minds here can come up with a scenario that will work for you.
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by:chilternPC
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I think the question should have been " I have Plex, sinology and XBMC running but can't remember how to connect the iPad when I'm in the car to watch movies".
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by:janhoedt
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Works for me.
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