October 1st, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Device(s): Sprint Epic 4g Touch (Galaxy S II). Rooted w/stock rom
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Help streaming .mkv HD content to phone using samba / windows file sharing.
I currently have a windows 7 ultimate server that contains a mix of divx/xvid and now .mkv hd files. At present this is how I play the xvid/divx files:
ES File Explorer (LAN) --> MoboPlayer (application).
ES File explorer uses SMB to connect to the LAN. I just had to input the necessary windows server credentials and I was good to go to browse the share. Then I just open the files with moboplayer or Rockplayer Lite.
This solution doesn't seem to work for the larger .mkv files however.
If I copy the .mkv file to my phone (galaxy s II) it plays just fine. It just won't stream.
I've tried various players and I think that is the issue. That or smb sharing is VERY SLOW using ES File explorer. Is there a solution here? I want to play the files natively and not reencode the stuff.
Other info for troubleshooting:
1) The phone has plenty of wifi speed: I connect at 65Mbit and i've tested it using speedtest at 20+Mbit
2) The mkv files stream just fine to a laptop also running windows using VLC, so they do steam just fine.
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Last edited by LxMxFxD; October 1st, 2011 at 03:07 PM.