Posts Tagged ‘iVid’

New Release – iVid 1.0

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

iVid allows you to stream DRM-free iPhone-compatible video files to your iPhone or iPod touch from any number of computers around the world over WiFi, 3G and EDGE. Simply install and run the iVidSource software on your Mac or PC, choose which video folders you want to share, and you’ll be able to have your entire video library available to you in the palm of your hand.

No need to forward or open ports in your router or firewall, either. iVid “just works” with the majority of network configurations, just like our other iPhone application, iCam.

So now instead of disk space on your iPhone, the only limiter you have is bandwidth: If you are connecting via 3G or EDGE or are connected to a slower-than-average WiFi network, your higher-quality videos simply aren’t going to stream fast enough to be watchable. This post in our support forum contains step-by-step instructions for converting your videos for streaming over both WiFi and 3G/EDGE.

For more information on iVid please visit our Support Forum or drop us a line at and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.

Thanks! :)

Coming Soon – iVid

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I love British comedy television shows. The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, Little Britain … The list goes on. Because of this, I have a lot of episodes synced to my iPhone … But not all of them.

The episodes that you buy through iTunes are big: 640×360 and around 300MB each. That’s bigger than they need to be just for the iPhone’s 480×320, because they are also made to be watchable on your computer as well as your Apple TV. So what can you do to fit more on your iPhone or iPod touch?

Well, you could start off by using versions of the videos that are only 480×270. They’ll be smaller than the iTunes downloads, and yet they’ll still look great on your iPhone. Unfortunately you can’t just resize the iTunes videos you’ve paid for because they are restricted by DRM, but hopefully that will change sometime in the not-too-distant future.

For now, your options seem to be limited to either ripping them yourself from your DVD collection or downloading them from the various “other” locations on the Internet. Once you’ve converted your videos into iPhone-formatted files, you’ll be able to fit more episodes on your iPhone than with the larger-format ones … But there is still a limit to how many you can sync at any one time.

This, my friends, is where iVid comes in. :)