users rejoice! Developer Nick Z has set up this site that allows you to stream movies and TV shows to your iPhone
for free! The site also features an upload section, where folks can upload their own movies and TV shows.
“Introducing LuckyVidz! A new site that allows you to stream movies and tv shows to your iphone [sic] for free! The site also features an upload section to upload your own movies and tv shows!” says Nick Z. “I just started developing this site about a week ago and coded from scratch. There is not much content as far as video on the site as of yet, but I'm hoping to gather a good member base that will contribute and upload videos. I will however be uploading videos myself as much as I can!” reads a post over at the modmyi forums. According to its maker, the site is still in Beta stage, but users can visit and watch videos from their iPhone now.
Some may ask what this web site actually does. Well, as Nick himself reveals, the site was designed specifically for the Apple handset. The videos are streamed wirelessly over 3G, Edge, or WiFi. Successful tests were carried out on a 3G device running OS 2.2, according to the developer.
Nick also explains that users needn't download anything. “The videos play on the iPhone's built in media player. If you would like to download the videos to your iPhone you can download and install 'Safari Download Plug-in' via Cydia. Note: You need a jailbroken iPhone for that option,” he says.UPDATE:
Some of the information in the article is now irrelevant due to switching servers. Some of the changes occurring with luckyvids.com include:· The site doesn't feature an upload section. According to Nick Z, the script did not work. He does, however, have an upload team that helps with uploading videos and they are looking for more team members.
· Regarding the lack of content, there are now over 1000 videos available. The site also works on the iPod Touch and other MP4 supported device.
· Regarding the necessity of downloading and installing a Safari plugin for downlads, this is no longer an option, Nick. Z says.
· Lastly, the URL to the site changed from www.luckyvidz.co.nr to www.luckyvidz.com.Softpedia doesn't condone jailbreaking / unlocking the iPhone / iPod touch or any other device. Using hacks may render your device unusable, or may considerably reduce the quality of your experience using the respective device.
This article has a purely informational purpose and doesn't, in any way, suggest that readers should go forth with downloading and using jailbreak tools. If you choose to download and install such tools, you will do so at your own risk. Unlocking / Jailbreaking your iPhone may violate your warranty, or the EULA with Apple and / or your cellular service provider.