Playing videos from an iPhone 4s to a projector - best way?

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lolalola
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Playing videos from an iPhone 4s to a projector - best way?

Post by lolalola » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:51 pm

Ok, I want to connect my iPhone 4S to a projector via a HDMI cable to play backing videos in a gig/onstage scenario. I will be playing a sequence of videos from the iPhone, so need to be able to skip through them when they're done, but WITHOUT any icons showing on the projector screen (if that makes sense! it's in a music/gig/onstage scenario). What's the best app for me to do this? If I did it in iTunes (under Movies) would the play/pause/forward icons be visible on the projector screen when I skip through to the next video?

I used to do all of this with a secondary macbook running Ableton at gigs, but am trying to thin out my gigging equipment ... help!

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Re: Playing videos from an iPhone 4s to a projector - best way?

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:49 pm

oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

lolalola
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Re: Playing videos from an iPhone 4s to a projector - best way?

Post by lolalola » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:01 pm


Yeah, thanks for that, superbly helpful. Cheers.
You don't think I've tried Google? Been all over this for the last 7 days, and not found a suitable scenario. I'm specifically looking for the BEST option here, from people out there who may have tried this already in the same/similar scenario. W*nker....

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Re: Playing videos from an iPhone 4s to a projector - best way?

Post by misa » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:28 pm

I haven't tried it myself, but the vjay app and an Apple 30-pin Digital AV adapter come to mind.
http://www.algoriddim.com/vjay-iphone
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD098 ... av-adapter

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Re: Playing videos from an iPhone 4s to a projector - best way?

Post by lolalola » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:40 pm

misa wrote:I haven't tried it myself, but the vjay app and an Apple 30-pin Digital AV adapter come to mind.
http://www.algoriddim.com/vjay-iphone
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD098 ... av-adapter
Yeah, that's probably up there as my main contender, just didn't want to buy an app I won't use... sure it's only a few bucks, but I've spent many a fair few $$ on apps I never use! :lol:

You know what, I'll try it.

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