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Offline jim prong

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Playing Media From A DLNA Server
« on: August 23, 2013, 01:03:13 PM »
Hello from me.

I've had a Nexus 7 for a couple of months now, and I'm getting on quite well with it.

I need some assistance with playing media off my home network. I have a WD My Book Live, and I can play video and audio files using AndroXplorer to navigate to them and VLC to play them. Trouble is I can only play one file at a time. I don't seem to be able to navigate to my media directly using VLC. Am I using VLC and/or AndroXplorer incorrectly or is there another App ( or App's) I can use?

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Playing Media From A DLNA Server
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 01:24:41 PM »
I haven't tried vlc in a while, but bsplayer has a lan mode.

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Re: Playing Media From A DLNA Server
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 01:33:01 PM »
Whoosh,  I get an answer faster than a Quad Core processor.

Thanks Matt, I'll give that a try and report back.

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Re: Playing Media From A DLNA Server
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 12:13:04 PM »
I installed BSPlayer but I get an error message: "Error connecting to share", but if I scan the drive, I see all my media and it plays every media file on that drive, in all of the sub folders. I've had a play with the "General Preferences". The only thing that looked remotely like it might make a difference is the "Add subfolders", which I've unchecked, but still no change to the way my media is played.

Any ideas please?

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Re: Playing Media From A DLNA Server
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2013, 12:52:22 PM »
Archos video player or wondershare might work.

Bsplayer doesn't connect but still scans and plays?

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Re: Playing Media From A DLNA Server
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2013, 05:22:12 PM »
Archos video player or wondershare might work.

Bsplayer doesn't connect but still scans and plays?

If I select "Browse" I see my server and the root directory, but if I select it I get the error message. If I select the "Library" tab, and the "All Files" folder, I see all of the files, audio and video, that are on the server arranged in alphabetical order, and they play in that order.

I'll give the two suggestions above a try.

Thanks.

 


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