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post #11 of 17

get plex, you will forget all problems, but its $5 for the  android app, server is free.

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I've never gotten onto the root-boat yet, im pretty satisfied right now, especialyl from owning a 3gs before hand.

As a side note: I've gotten my VLC Direct Pro app to work, but it wont play any sound/
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You don't need root to mount SMB shares in Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lysesoft.andsmb&feature=search_result

That's just one of the apps I found. I've got root myself, but as stated I just browse through Astro to the SMB share I want and open the file from there. I've probably got some apps/config changes in place that I'm forgetting, but the app I linked should do the job without the need for any such fooling around. Even over 3/4G.
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post #14 of 17
The solution I used to stream media to my Nexus 7 tablet is to use ES File Explorer. My home network is set up with static IPs, so I just added a server folder pointing to my desktop's IP. Done and dusted. Opening a file through ES gives you the option of what player to open it with, so your VLC should still work fine.
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I'm going to give es file a shot tomorrow morning. I thought I got it all figured out with vldc direct pro. So I'm currently in my bed. Turns out it just doesn't buffer quick enough, causing me to restart the whole episode.

When I tried to share my folders, it wouldn't allow me, something about an end cap. (again I'm not 100% what the exact message was from the top of my head.)
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I managed to connect to my computer via ESFile Explorer. Only thing is that im still unable to share my folders.
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I'm not sure how to share folders from an android device to a Win PC, but the other way round is simple enough. Just make sure Homegroup is turned off in network settings. It tends to mess up sharing over different OS's. Just set permissions to allow read/write to everyone and it should be set.
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