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    Options for streaming video from PC to Droid via internet?

    Are there any such options? I've got a whole lot of movies on my external hard drive/media center PC, and its internet connected.

    What are my options for streaming videos, or apps to look through my list of movies and play whatever anytime from the droid?

    I'm using phonemypc for accessing it, but its slow and choppy and doesn't have sound (yet). and even when it gets sound I think the speed of the networks wont be able to keep up with everything

    So what are the options?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceforus View Post
    So what are the options?
    Wifi's fast enough. Got a LAN?
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    Thats not what I meant. I'm talking if I'm at work, and my media center PC with the movie is at home connected to the internet. Something like that. Maybe a server app for the PC, and then an app to access the server on the phone, with a directory style list of movies, music, etc. Anything of that sort?
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    I was reading forums a lot, and it seems like phonemypc, a remote desktop access thing for droid, can let you control your computer and do w/e given internet speed upload at home and download at work is fast enough
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    The overhead for the remote app would be undesirable for this purpose, though. He wants a client/server solution to stream video from the PC to the Droid. I'd like this too, ideally that would support formats not available natively on the Droid, like AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and WMV. MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 would pretty much require Wi-Fi, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceforus View Post
    Are there any such options? I've got a whole lot of movies on my external hard drive/media center PC, and its internet connected.

    What are my options for streaming videos, or apps to look through my list of movies and play whatever anytime from the droid?

    I'm using phonemypc for accessing it, but its slow and choppy and doesn't have sound (yet). and even when it gets sound I think the speed of the networks wont be able to keep up with everything

    So what are the options?
    i use Orb. It works fine with my Media Center. I don't use and external HD so I'm not sure about setting that up.
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    Orb looks like it could be a very good solution. Unfortunately, the Windows server application gets stuck scanning my files. Not sure if I'm going to be able to use it, but not giving up yet...
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    I got by that by temporarily moving some files.

    brucin, when you browse files on the Droid, is it possible to somehow keep them in their directory structure instead of all in the same "folder"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceforus View Post
    Are there any such options? I've got a whole lot of movies on my external hard drive/media center PC, and its internet connected.

    What are my options for streaming videos, or apps to look through my list of movies and play whatever anytime from the droid?

    I'm using phonemypc for accessing it, but its slow and choppy and doesn't have sound (yet). and even when it gets sound I think the speed of the networks wont be able to keep up with everything

    So what are the options?
    It's called "SlingBox" and I don't think it's out for the droid yet. I have it on my HP Tablet.
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    This might help

    Quote Originally Posted by dlucid View Post
    I was able to get Orb to work with my DROID to watch Live TV and videos from my home Media Center PC. I found the info on the androidforums website and I must say it is by far one of the coolest things the DROID can do yet.



    Forgot to post the link to the discussion/instructions: Anyone able to watch TV on droid from Orb.com? - Android Forums

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...b-working.html

    edit: sorry, I didn't notice all the other Orb-posts.

    Here is another thread that covers this, but not sure how far they are in getting it to work
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...rsity-com.html
    Last edited by dvdcatalyst; 12-21-2009 at 02:29 PM.
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