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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.
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)
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?
PS: please excuse my english...:)
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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