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Watch TV movies stored on your computer


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No need to install flex or such nonsense.

Computer with vista (And if I'm not mistaken for both Mac and Linux) comes with built-in support for the SAMBA standard (2 or 3). Codes on each existing streamer support this standard and allow content to be played from a computer on a network that shares them.

Here is a guide, but a YouTube search should also help you: https://androidpctv.com/connect-samba-network-kodi-windows-android/

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You are not wrong, to Windows There is built-in support for samba. 

On the other hand, from experience - not all TV Wisdom reads everything and easily.

 

There are TVs that do not read all the formats, or alternatively fail to pin the subtitles.

 

The Plex is simple and convenient.

I'm not talking about wisdom. There is no point in sticking to a smart TV because of its internal hardware Always Inferior and cheaper than the Streamer (even the simplest).

I'm talking about a streamer simple. Each such device runs code (or is capable of running code), and Android has internal samba support. All that is left is to make sure the computer is open to the network, and set up the shared folders on the computer and access from the Streamer. Why install more software that you do not need? And that running actually serves on the computer and takes resources from it?

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The truth is that right now I got to mess with it because I bought a smart TV With the latest WEBOS, and in this respect I was badly surprised.

 

First, it does not support SMB, and is unable to search for content on the Web on its own. I realized that this is something that LG in principle or out of laziness does not add to anything their. An older and more primitive Panasonic Viera with my parents does it without a problem.

 

Second, it turns out that television itself knows how to decipher less TV formats 10 year old antique LED that I also have. On the one hand, DTS still not working, And on the other hand it seems that their new TVs have lost support for DivX 5 and refuse to play any file with DX50's FourCC (and even when you change the DX50 to something else - it does not work). It annoys me that I have no small collection of series Old and beloved in this format.

 

A streamer connected in HDMI would probably be a preferred option. You can also buy External of some troubles and connect it, but then stuck with the decoding limitations of the TV.

 

DLNA is less good in principle, because most of them only share media files and not other files, which makes external subtitles in SRT format not work, even if the TV knows how to decode them - the reason is that it just does not see the file (when connected directly in USB it works).

 

It is also possible to cast from a Win10 computer, but this is an ad-hoc solution that is not always good, because it simply shares a screen, which prevents the computer from being used for another purpose while watching.

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Indeed, I forgot to mention that some DLNA manufacturers have implemented standard extensions, which include subtitle files. Good to hear that serviio is one of them. You may also need support for this on TV itself (I realized that Samsung are the only ones that have).

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The truth is that right now I got to mess with it because I bought a smart TV LG OLED With the latest WEBOS, and in this respect I was badly surprised.

 

First, it does not support SMB, and is unable to search for content on the Web on its own. I realized that this is something that LG in principle or out of laziness does not add to anything TV their. An older and more primitive Panasonic Viera with my parents does it without a problem.

 

Second, it turns out that television itself knows how to decipher less TV formats LG 10 year old antique LED that I also have. On the one hand, DTS still not working, And on the other hand it seems that their new TVs have lost support for DivX 5 and refuse to play any file with DX50's FourCC (and even when you change the DX50 to something else - it does not work). It annoys me that I have no small collection of series TV Old and beloved in this format.

 

A streamer connected in HDMI would probably be a preferred option. You can also buy USB External of some troubles and connect it, but then stuck with the decoding limitations of the TV.

 

DLNA is less good in principle, because most of them only share media files and not other files, which makes external subtitles in SRT format not work, even if the TV knows how to decode them - the reason is that it just does not see the file (when connected directly in USB it works).

 

It is also possible to cast from a Win10 computer, but this is an ad-hoc solution that is not always good, because it simply shares a screen, which prevents the computer from being used for another purpose while watching.

Just like I said. There is no competitor to an outdoor box built specifically for this purpose. The more advanced the chipset, the wider the support for a variety of different video and audio formats. It makes no business sense for TV makers to put Streamer hardware that costs over fifty dollars (and become obsolete in a few years) into the TV and complicate it. They work with the operating system to which they have committed and have purchased appropriate licenses. currently Allows you the most flexibility in the field. for better and for worse.

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