Introducing Web Lite TV...
- Works with DRM videos
- One click install
- Clean iPhone interface to navigate your TV Shows, Podcasts, and movies.
- Compatible with all versions of iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Why was this made?
The iPhone, iPod, and iPad provide enormous potential and a powerful platform for watching Movies and TV Shows that you have saved on your Mac, but the hassles involved with copying your video files to your iPhone greatly limit your ability to realize this potential. Most movie collections are far too big to copy over to the iPhone's limited space, and the process of synchronizing many gigabytes (or even terabytes) of video data can be prohibitively time-consuming.
We need a better way. We want to be able to stream our videos to our mobile devices on demand.
A second problem is that any videos that you purchase from the iTunes store (or on your AppleTV) are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management), and this prevents you from copying the video to other devices or transcoding it into different formats. Most solutions for streaming video to your iPhone/iPad don't address this issue. They simply include a disclaimer that their product won't work with DRM protected videos. So if half of your video collection was purchased from iTunes, then you're out of luck for streaming it with most existing solutions.
Web Lite TV™ solves both of these problems. Now you can enjoy the full potential of your iTunes video collection on any device in your house*.
System Requirements:Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
How does it work?
Web Lite TV™ leverages Mac OS X's built-in web sharing abilities to publish an iPhone web application that is accessible to all devices in your local network. When you install Web Lite TV™ it will provide you with a link that you can point your iPhone/iPad/iPod web browser at to access your iTunes Library.
Web Lite TV™ doesn't perform any transcoding of your videos, it simply serves them as they are. This has the benefit of working nicely with DRM videos, however it means that your device will only be able to play videos that are in a supported format. For example, iPhones won't be able to play HD content, but iPads will. In addition you are constrained by the bandwidth of your wireless network. If you have a strong signal you should have no problem streaming most content with Web Lite TV™, but weak signals may cause disruptions.
Recommendations for best performance:
- Connect your Mac directly to your router via an Ethernet cable. This will ensure the maximum possible bandwidth for serving videos to your devices.
- Use a 3rd party tool like Vuze to transcode all of your videos into a format that is compatible with your device. Vuze has settings to convert for iPhone or iPad.