Today’s handheld devices have given us a great way to stay in touch with our media. We can carry our favorite music and videos along in our smartphones. However there is a limit to the capacity of our handheld devices. Usually this limit is quite large but at times it might prove to be too little. Suppose your phone’s capacity allows you to store only one video in it; to watch other videos stored on your computer you will need to plug in your phone to your computer, remove the existing video from your phone, and copy the new video.
Capacity issues therefore have the potential to be very problematic. While other cellphone users might be puzzled as to how this problem can be solved, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users will face no capacity-restrictions when it comes to viewing the videos stored on their computers. Air Video is what lifts these capacity restrictions.
Air Video is a paid application for the iDevices running iPhone OS 3.0 or later. The application provides users with two things: a desktop version to be installed on their Mac or Windows desktop computer and the application itself to be installed on the handheld device. The handheld device by using the internet is able to access the desktop computer and play its videos.
For this to happen, the desktop computer should be on and the user’s router must support UPnP and NAT-PMP protocols for successful port forwarding.
With one single application users are able to expand the number of videos they can view on their handheld device to their entire desktop video library. The functioning is rather simple and makes one think why such applications are not more popular amongst smartphone users.
Air Video can be purchased for $2.99 from the Apple Store.