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CpRivers

Video Player Needed

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I am looking for an app that will allow me to play videos from a shared folder on another computer, something like VLC. Is there an app for the LG to do this? I haven't been able to find anything. I set up the Media Center on the other computer but it doesn't work right and can't see all the available videos. I just want to be able to browse a shared folder.

 

Chuck

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Hi chuck

I use Plex to stream my movies etc to my TV. That might be a good way for you to go, you just need to install the plex server on your computer and sign up. Most LG TV's also support DLNA nowadays anyway so you could always use that. It could also be that not all the files you're trying to watch are a supported format etc?

 

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Hi @CpRivers

As @AshClink has suggested Plex is a good solution for media streaming, I would also recommend the app for webOS as it does a better job (IMO) than DLNA.  Best option is to run Plex Server from a Linux server base, if you are not heavily in to IT there are some simple solutions that can be run from a Raspberry Pi.

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I have tried Plex before and it didn't work well. I don't remember why. I think it had something to do with the way the file names were listed. I was trying to check out WebOS but I can't find it or figure out how to install it. The Media Center in Windows has known problems that I ran into, such as not creating a complete list of videos.

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I looked up DLNA and found a list of software that uses it. In the list was PlayOn, which I already have on my computer! I turned on the Media Library and it works great, allowing me to browse the folders where my media is stored. Thanks for getting me moving on this!

 

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