Home Video Streaming possible?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sghere, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. sghere

    sghere Well-Known Member
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    I have used Handbrake to convert almost all our DVD's to MP4 (web enabled) on a 2 Terabyte network drive.

    I'm looking for some "streaming application" that will allow me to watch any of these movies on my phone over the internet.

    Is there such a thing? I know I have to have a dedicated computer (gateway) to access the movies, but after searching Google for the past hour, I've given up.

    The only thing I can find is Orb, but the reviews aren't the greatest.

    Has anyone done this sucessfully, and willing to share how they did it?

    I appreciate any help!! :)

    Shayne
     

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  2. aaron19953

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  3. sghere

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    This requires Flash and is something that allows you to watch premium TV programs etc.

    What I'm talking about is I want to setup a HOME streaming media server that will allow me to play all the videos I have stored on my computer. Streaming them to my Droid so I can watch them from wherever I have internet access.

    Thanks though
    Shayne
     
  4. carrot

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    Have you looked into MythTV? Or maybe simply VLC?
    I might try some stuff at home, but that would require on the fly transcoding (VLC does that).
     
  5. JM33

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    Orb works for me. There is a thread on this site that will tell you what settings you need. So far the only way I have found to play all my avi files. Since it is a stream ff&rewind are not really useable. Good luck.
     
  6. jestexman

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  7. dodger55fan

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    Try Gmote Server, it's free and you can watch mp4's and listen to music from your pc
     
  8. xmr405o

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    +1 ORB works but I also downloaded directly from their site
     
  9. Branndon

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