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Old 29-12-2012, 07:59
JethroUK
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I want an android media (video and mp3) player app that can access my Desktop computer/ Windows media player via wi-fi, just like my PS3 and my laptop do

Strangely enough the music player that came with my Samsung Tab 2 10.1" does - but it doesn't sort them in any particular order which makes the 4573289471238461237 tracks unplayable

Anyone streaming music/video from their local PC?

Google Music (also on my tab) talks like it does - but i cant find out how
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Old 29-12-2012, 13:55
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I sometimes stream music and videos from my PC to my Motorola Xoom, but I do it by navigating to the network share with a file explorer like ES File Explorer and then opening the file with something like BS Player.

The android file explorers don't seem to see network shares easily though, you have to know the IP address of the computer or device and set up the server manually on the tablet, which is a bit annoying.

Somebody else probably knows a neater way.
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Old 29-12-2012, 14:18
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I'm trying a 7 day free version of VPlayer. It works ok but doesn't look very nice, no album art etc. I'm not sure that I'll pay for the full version. Tried with Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, works slightly better on the Kindle.
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Old 29-12-2012, 14:58
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I want an android media (video and mp3) player app that can access my Desktop computer/ Windows media player via wi-fi, just like my PS3 and my laptop do

Strangely enough the music player that came with my Samsung Tab 2 10.1" does - but it doesn't sort them in any particular order which makes the 4573289471238461237 tracks unplayable

Anyone streaming music/video from their local PC?

Google Music (also on my tab) talks like it does - but i cant find out how
I use Plex, install it on your PC/Mac and it will link to your Android tablet or phone with Plex app installed as well as your PS3 and ROKU.
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Old 29-12-2012, 15:19
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windows 7 up with WMP12 support DLNA fully. you just need to turn it on.

there are many free dlna clients for android.
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Old 29-12-2012, 16:02
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....there are many free dlna clients for android.
can you think of one?

i cant find any

i've been looking at google music - uploading to the cloud and sharing from there which might be the answer
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