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Hi

I have some movies that are saved on a network drive.

I would like to play movie directly from the hard drive without copying it on my tablet.

Is this app exists?

Thanks

 

Alex

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Thats an interesting ask actually...  Hmmm I think I will investigate any apps that can access shared devices on a network.  There has go to be something out there.

 

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Astro File Manager & Astro SMB module from Android Market should give you access to a Windows networked drive. I am not sure if it's able to pass the file to the Video player so it plays directly.

Another option would be to use the CIFS module so give the whole system the ability to access SMB shares.

Check this topic: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/arnova-10-g2-development-forum/compile-modules-for-current-kernel/#p2326

 

When current custom firmware+Arctools is stable, I'll see with Finless to put CIFS module in a later custom firmware or make it installable thru Arctools.

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also works with samba in linux os, u will get the open with : chosen media player, not all filetypes play , keep eye on status bar to make sure said file isnt downloading , for me some files play off the bat and some attempt to download to sd card , flash video will download , some .avi files play while others wont so i guess its down to encoding method used.

p.s i used es file explorer   (unrooted device)


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OK, with ES File Explorer I can stream my movies.

To do this, just open with a video player different of the built in one (video). Works with MX Player, but it's not possible to navigate into the movie...maybe with a different player.

I will test another one...

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navigate into the movie??? , u mean FFwd ect ? i use mxplayer and it works,(swipe the progress bar) using ES file explorer and samba (smb) network shares.

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Yes navigate into the movie = fwd & rwd 🙂

 

I have tested again this evening, and it doesn't work for me, with ES File Explorer & MXPlayer. I can swipe the progress bar, but it comes back to the previous point.

For example, the movie is 1'09"" and I swipe to 10'00". When I release the progress bar, movie comes back to 1'09".

To open a movie, I do the following steps:

1. Open ES File explorer, and go to LAN

2. Open smb://ip_address/folder. Then I can see all my movies.

3. I choose a movie by maintain my finger on, to obtain the contextual menu.

4. I choose "Open as..." option

5. I choose MxPlayer

6. the movie starts

Is there another way to play a movie? Is the problem came from codec?

Alex

 

PS: please excuse my english...:)

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yes cirrus, navigate into the movie=fwd or rwd 🙂

Can you tell me, step by step, how you open the movie (maybe I made a mistake when I open it)?

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I am doing just this method with no issues, only difference is that I use Rock Player Lite to play the video. I have had more success just tapping on the new time spot than sliding along the timeline.

Works just fine for AVIs and MP4s.  Tried MX player and found it not as responsive.

That said half the time I am using Twonky media server and Bubble uPnP to stream the movies anyway.

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Apologies for double post, didn't think my first one had worked.

Using finless's latest rooted rom.

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No way...it doesn't work.

Using finless' latest rooted rom too (V1.1)

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drs said

No way...it doesn't work.

Using finless' latest rooted rom too (V1.1)

Have you tried using Rock Player?

Potentially silly question what OS are you using to host the files, just to check any differences between our setups?

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Yes I have tried with RockPlayer.

My files are hosted on a iomega network hard drive (using smb). I'm not use streaming or uPnP.

Maybe that's the reason...

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OK, weird, I am using Vista Home Premium to host the share and can quite happily play from the network share.

I only mentioned uPnP as I use both, but have a more reliable stream with uPnP.

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@ drs , u need to set up network shares , using ur INTERNAL i.p address , set it up on pc and also on tablet, to navigate, slide the progress bar on the mx video player, good luck, sorry for the wait.

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