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Stream video from Windows to Android

Posted on 2014-01-24
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Hi all,

Not sure if this is possible but is there a way to stream a video file e.g. VOB file from a Windows 8 PC over wifi to an android tablet or phone (Samsung Galaxy Tab or S3)?

Cheers.
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by:Howco
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UPDATE - I would be wanting to stream, not copy.  Preferably using a UNC path.
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I would use a dlna server like serviio, and then use vplayer on the android with the addon to connect to it.

I have tested this for a client and it works great on the s3 and the galaxy notes.
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by:serialband
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Install VLC for Window and Linux.  http://www.videolan.org/  It's free and open sourced.

Load the video into VLC on Windows and go to the menu to select Stream/Export Video.

On the linux side you can view the stream, also with VLC, or another client.  There's a player available for iOS and beta version for android.  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-android.html
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by:Howco
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Many thanks.  I will give it a try.

I already tried VLC but it needs to have a full copy of the files to work.. I want to stream them from the original location.

Thanks guys.
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