Apple’s iOS platform does a lot of things really well, but one area it doesn’t rate is media streaming. But thankfully, there are a few apps now available that plug this gap.
Air Video is the most popular and it's a full active streaming app that will convert any video into the H.264/AAC video/audio format required by your iOS device. It also uses HLS to get that data to your device. Emit is a similar option, as is VLC Streamer. The difference with VLC Streamer though is it uses VLC media player's network streaming capability and it also only supports passive streaming — that means you can only feed it H.264/MP4 videos. Emit and Air Video are active streamers — they'll take anything they can convert into iPad format.
What they all have in common is the way they work. You need to run a server app on the machine your videos are stored and the client app on the iPad. They're payware (around $3 each) but each also has a free option. VLC Streamer is ad-supported but fully functional, while Air Video only plays a small number of files per folder — but it's worth spending the $3 on the full version.
Stream video to an ipad
Install Air Video Free onto your iPad, install the Air Video Server onto your Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or Mac OS X system and launch the server.
Press the 'Add Disk Folder' button and select a shared folder (must be shared) on your 'server' where your movies are stored.
Start Air Video Free on your iPad. If you don't see your server, press the '+' and look in the menu under 'Computers on Local Network'. If not, make sure the server status says 'Server Running'.
Select the server inside Air Video Free. Choose a video. Hit 'Play with Live Conversion' to play immediately or 'Convert' to convert the video first (a better option for older PCs).
Watch ipad on tv
Grab hold of Apple's Digital AV Adapter cable and you get an HDMI output, plus a spare port for AC mains power. This will allow you to watch your video streams on your big-screen TV. You can grab it from Apple's web site or retail stores for $45.