I'm getting ready for a trip, and I like to have some video to watch on the plane. So a few hours, I queued up some recorded TV shows (four, to be exact) to download to my iPad. I then closed the smart cover on my iPad (with AirVideo left open) and went off to do some other things. Checking back a while later, I found that two of the shows had finished downloading. The two remaining shows had been converted on the PC end (they were shown as completed in the conversion queue), and were still listed in the download queue. However, there was no downloading in progress. I then selected an additional program to be downloaded from the PC, and once I did, downloading of one of the earlier (already converted) shows started.
So is there some way that AirVideo can remain active if I'm not using the iPad and preventing it from going into sleep mode? At least, I'm guessing this is what's going on. With the older version of AirVideo (I don't remember which version specifically), active conversions and downloads seemed to prevent the iPad from going into sleep mode, but this no longer appears to be the case.