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Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:29 pm
by mcgyver83
Hi, I attached to the raspberry an usb hdd with some videos. I installed xbmc to use the raspberry as mediacenter but now I want to see the videos from my laptop from remote.
How can I achieve that?

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:06 pm
by mcgyver83
None? :geek:

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:41 pm
by mcgyver83
I have the raspberry running xbmc attached to the tv, I have an usb hdd attached to the rasp with some videos.
I want to play these videos also from my laptop.
How can I do this?

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:50 pm
by SirLagz
I'm pretty sure XBMC would have some sort of DLNA server. Look into that.

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:55 pm
by mcgyver83
Ok, I'm going to check. So the key is to use DLNA.
I have also to find something to play video from dlna on my ubuntu.

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:22 pm
by mcgyver83
This is a remote interface to control remotely the play of something on the xmbc instance. It's not related to stream/push/play content from remote

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:33 pm
by mcgyver83
I want to play the rasp usb hdd attached video on a remote pc, my laptop.
This is my goal.
I don't want to start playing video from remote with remote interface

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:56 pm
by elatllat
smb or nfs will share your drive with your laptop. there is an smb client and server included in raspbmc.

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:07 am
by SirLagz
VLC will play from DLNA servers on ubuntu

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:33 am
by mcgyver83
Great!
I'll investigate!
nfs or smb VS dlna?
Which one is the best?

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:39 am
by SirLagz
mcgyver83 wrote:Great!
I'll investigate!
nfs or smb VS dlna?
Which one is the best?
I'd use DLNA. Much less hassle once you get it up and running.
Cross platform, Android / Apple / Windows / Linux / Mac will all be able to play from the same server without having to muck around with mounting / shares / etc.

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:27 pm
by Slim44
I use openelec distro of XBMC on my Pi, you can map the Pi to your PC in My Computer and then browse your media. For example mines located at \\192.168.1.10\Media\Media Storage(Name of HDD attached to Pi)

Using VLC i can then open any file stored on the HDD attached to the Pi and play on my PC. I would recommend using a cabled connection as wireless is not good enough for streaming large media files 4-6GB upwards probably wont work.

You will have to turn on UPnP and allow devices to control the Pi, this can be found in XBMC settings

Hope this helps :)

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:28 pm
by mcgyver83
Great!
So in this way is like a streaming, so I can start seeing the movie without end the complete transfert.
But where this feature is linked to xbmc?

I have a smb share configured on the rasp and I connect my desktop windows pc with this share, I'm able to see files in the external raspberry but xbmc isn't taken into the game yet.

Re: Play video stored on the rasp from remote pc

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:56 pm
by mcgyver83
I tried again: in Nautilus on ubuntu 12.10 I added the ssh connection folder //192.168.1.7/Movies, browsed the folder and opened an avi file with VLC but it doesn't reproduce it.