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Old 04-14-2015, 06:22 PM   #1
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Streaming to iPads in the car

I have 4 kids 4 mo to 13 yo; the 12 hour ride to Grandmas requires some distraction. We already have iPads. I don't want to haul around 2 or 3 DVD players and more crap than I already do, and getting them to watch one movie, appropriate for all seems impossible.

In our van I want to have a little wireless network. I was thinking jail broken Apple TV until I read more and it seemed limited.

So maybe Mac mini, which can be converted to DC, and can stream more with Plex or other solutions, right?

And a solid Asus router, but still figuring out DC supply on that.

So how do I wire this in? Add 12v sockets for each? Use weatherpack or other such connectors? To a small accessory fuse block?

Will get a coach battery but that's another story.

I don't know much about this, but want to learn!

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Old 04-14-2015, 06:31 PM   #2
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If you have a rootable phone(android), enable WiFi tethering with an unlimited data plan and let them go to town. Or buy a hotspot.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:31 PM   #3
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If you have a rootable phone(android), enable WiFi tethering with an unlimited data plan and let them go to town. Or buy a hotspot.
One, buy movies or rip your DVD's to the Ipads, install several different ones on each iPad, let kids swap around as needed.

Then get one of those hotspots and be prepared for some huge data charges - a movie is about 1 Gb, IIRC from say, Netflix.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:07 PM   #4
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Hootoo Tripmate Nano router or one of the other Hootoo routers

http://www.amazon.com/HooToo-TripMat...ootoo+tripmate
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:26 PM   #5
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There are much simpler solutions:



And basically every hard drive maker has one. Now the only possible issue is how many streams they can do at once which I'm not sure of but hopefully someone else can chime in with that. You might need 2 drives but looking at the WD their 1TB drive is going for 180 bucks right now so compared to your other options even doubling that isn't too bad.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #6
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AH HA!

I think you are correct. I'm going to try the LaCie Fuel and report back.

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