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Streaming AVI Video to Android Phone via WiFi 3G 4G Network

AVI, the abbreviation of Audio Video Interleave, has been widely used in movie industry and online video content for high compression rate and good visual quality. But it is not playable on Android phones for incompatibity. Android phone only supports H.263, H.264 AVC, and MPEG-4 SP video.

To play AVI in Android phone, people often use the following two methods:

1. Convert AVI to Android-approved formats with video converter software, then transfer AVI video to Android phone;

2. Put video to Android phone, then play with mobile video player downloaded from Android Market. However, we are always frustrated by the long-time conversion and transferring process if the AVI file is large. What's more, putting lots of videos in Android phone will affect the performance of Android phone because of limited memory.

As a matter of fact, we can store AVI videos in our computer. Then use Air Playit to stream AVI to Android for remotely and instantly playing and watching AVI videos in Android phone via WiFi, 3G, 4G network, even hundreds of miles away, without video converting software, transferring and space taking.

How does Air Playit Work to Stream AVI to Android Phone

Air Playitt is composed by Air Playit Server and App client. This server should be installed on PC or Mac and mainly used for setting "Shared Folder", live or offline "Conversion", and video streaming. The app client which needs to be installed on Android phone will interact with the server and play the streaming videos over the air. When meeting incompatible videos, such as AVI, Air Playit Server will live convert and stream AVI to Android.

Guide of Streaming AVI to Android Phone with Air Playit

For streaming AVI video to your android phone, you need to go to to download the server (Windows or Mac version) first, and then go to “Download Area” at to download client for Android.

Step 1: Run Air Playit Server on your computer or Mac, click "Shared Folders" and choose "Add Folder" on the bottom to add AVI video folder from your computer for streaming.

Air Playit Server

Step 2: Run the Client on your Android phone. Here we take Google Nexus by the support of Android OS as an example. Air Playit does fairly a good job in detecting local network by Bonjour Server. It also allows for manual IP address specifying. Click "+" button on the top to specify server address manually.

 Video Streaming Software for Android Phone

Step 3: Find the AVI video on your Android phone, and then click on it and play.

 Video Streaming Software for Android Phone

Air Playit is also capable of streaming MKV, FLV, WMV, etc. videos to Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch without the need of video format conversion and iTunes sync.


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