AirVideo is a Client/Server-Mediaplayer, which allows you to stream videos directly from your PC to your iPhone. Its server software started as Windows-/Mac-only but now there’s also a Linux server module available, too.
All details are explained in their user forums.
Compile the special FFmpeg under Ubuntu
- download the customized version of FFmpeg from: http://www.inmethod.com/air-video/licenses.html (use the 2.2.5 version!) and unpack it to some directory
- install the following packages: libmp3lame-dev, libfaad-dev, libx264-dev (
0.svn20100115-0.0~kkstemp1from Stéphane Marguet’s PPA!), mpeg4ip-server, git-core, pkg-config
- change to the directory to where you have unpacked FFmpeg
$ ./configure --enable-pthreads --disable-shared --enable-static --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libfaad --disable-decoder=aac $ make
- after the build is complete, download the
test.propertiesfrom this posting (UPDATE: Newer version)
- modify the
test.propertiesand fix the paths to the 3 tools and your video directory:
path.ffmpegshould point to your just compiled
foldersformat is: <label1>
- leave the other options as they are
- finally you can run:
java -jar AirVideoServerLinux.jar test.properties
- manually add the server (by its IP!) to AirVideo on your iPhone
- Have fun!
To autostart AirVideoServer upon bootup, you can use UpStart which is the default way in Karmic Koala.
Just create a file
/etc/init/airvideo.conf with these contents:
start on runlevel  stop on shutdown respawn exec sudo -H -n -u mbirth /usr/bin/java -jar /opt/AirVideoServer/AirVideoServerLinux.jar /opt/AirVideoServer/test.properties
This will tell UpStart to run the server process as user
mbirth upon reaching one of the runlevels 2-5 and stop the server when the system shuts down.
respawn tells it to restart the server if it crashed.
You can also control it manually by doing
sudo start airvideo
sudo stop airvideo