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13-06-2009, 05:54 PM
I have never done this and looking for some tips, initially want to use VLC since I have it installed already. I want to stream between computers so under network what protocol should I use to get a full screen view? Since from my reading if I use http it will run in a browser window and then do I need to just put in the network address of the destination computer (i.e it's IP address on my network)?


13-06-2009, 06:00 PM
Just use file sharing.

Share across the folder with the video's on it, then play with VLC.

Make sure you increase VLC's cache value:

Go to VLC preferences, check Advanced at the bottom left, go to Input / Codecs --> Access Modules --> File and increase the caching value

Or you can use VLC's streaming wizard.


13-06-2009, 06:57 PM
My version 0.0.4 doesn't have a streaming wizard, just updating to 0.9.9 now.
I just want to get streaming running as looking at building a file server to store movies and music on to stream to the TV without having to use filesharing.

13-06-2009, 07:43 PM
FreeNAS Samba Shares+VLC or XMBC.

Just set file server as a Networked drive on the clients and play off that