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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Diffferent, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    Hey there, first post, so I'll try to keep it intelligent.

    I go to a school that allows the streaming of lecture material, the problem is, while they host it and link us, it requires the use of a login and password (that they provided). This works fine and dandy on my computer, netbook, and even blackberry, but not on my Nexus 7.

    While MX Player supports the WMV format (slightly), and others do as well, none allow the option to actually enter the username/password after I click the link or network stream option to it.

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you for your time.
     



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  2. Diffferent

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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Welcome to Android Forums Diffferent.:)

    Let me hunt around and ask a few friends and see what I come up with.
     
  4. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    Thank you Unforgiven, it'd be a great help!
     
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    I had a similar issue with streaming video from my home server. I ended up using SSH to get a secure connection and then eliminating the username & password requirement on the web server. Obviously this won't work for you and Dee you don't have control over the web server.

    An alternative I tried that worked manually was to copy the URL to the clipboard and add the username and password to the URL, then open the new URL directly in MX Player. You might be able to automate the process with Tasker or something similar, but I never took it that far.

    For example:

    http://domain.com/video.wmv

    would become

    http://username:password@domain.com/video.wmv
     
  6. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    Hmmmm adding username and password like that doesn't seem to help. Just errors.
    Sadly I can't change the server.
     
  7. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    Bump for hope!
     
  8. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    And one more for diminishing hope?
     
  9. Diffferent

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  10. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    And... any ideas?
     
  11. Xxmen

    Xxmen Member

    Can you open the link on the computer and while the link is opened copy the link and email it to yourself and then open the link in the email on the phone and see what happens
     
  12. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    On the Nexus 7, I click the link, and if I choose in webbrowser it just errors. If I use MXPlayer it buffers for a second, then fails. It's a need to login.
     
  13. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    Sorry... I wrote that from my phone while away for a week and couldn't figure out how to fix what it got translated into. This is what I was really suggesting:

    Code (Text):
    1. http://domain.com/video.wmv
    2.  
    3. would become
    4.  
    5. http://username:password@domain.com/video.wmv
     
  14. Diffferent

    Diffferent Newbie
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    Yeah I was doing that. It works on my computer but not through my android tablet.

    Maybe its the format of the video? MX Player works with .wmv but I downloaded a video and tried it directly and it doesn't let me skip around, if I move my time in the video it jumps back to beginning.
     
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