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    Using your wireless network, you can stream video and convert it on the fly by using the AirVideo iPhone app and server from In Method. I have installed and tested it using the following software. It's really straight forward so have a go!

    Software Used:

    Ubuntu 9.10
    Java for Windows 7/XP/Vista/2000/2008/Offline (
    AirVideo (Apple iTunes)
    AirVideo Server for Windows (


    1. If you haven't installed wine then do so

    # sudo apt-get install wine
    and then run

    # winecfg
    to create a WinXP default application set.

    2. Java - Download and install the full install win32 version of Java.

    # wget -O java-winxp.exe
    ( the "-O java-winxp.exe" saves the download as "java-winxp.exe" - I had a huge long file name when I downloaded the file).

    Once the download is complete, run the setup

    #wine ./java-winxp.exe
    The GUI installer will run, just "Next" it until it completes. It will tell you that it can't run the "Windows Java Virtual Machine" - just ignore it.

    3. Download and install InMethod's AirVideo server

    #wine ./Setup225.exe
    The AirVideo server GUI installer will run, again just "Next" it until it completes.

    Now go to "Applications" - "Wine" - "Programs" - "AirVideo Server" - "AirVideo Server".
    The AirVideo properties window will appear, and you just need to add your video directories using the "Add Disk Folder" button.

    4. Firestarter - Open Firestarter ("System" - "Administration" - "Firestarter").

    Click on the Policy tab, and add a new "Inbound traffic policy" by clicking on the green "Plus" symbol.

    In the new window "Add new inbound rule", click in the "Port" text box and enter "45631" (without the quotes).

    5. Fire up the "App Store" on your iPhone and install AirVideoFree (It is a limited version by as it's free you can test it - I've bought the full version AUD3.99).

    Once installed, open AirVideo and click on "Servers". Click on the "Plus" symbol and then "Specify Address Manually". In the "Location" text box enter your computers name or Fixed IP Address, and hit "Save".

    Your computer should now be listed under the Servers window. Click on the tab and it will display all of the shared directories that you previously set up on the AirVideo Server. Browse through your video collection and enjoy!

    Last edited by rotox; April 17th, 2010 at 02:39 PM.

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