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    Default How to stream movies over wifi network

    Hi all. Just want to share how to stream movies over wifi network.

    Apps u ll need: Ghost Commander, and Built in Browser. Both are free apps.

    1. Use commander to access your shared folder (smb) or NAS on network.
    2. Run the movie file.

    Note. I find playing avi and mp4 using Browser apps is much better than commander's built in viewer.
    Commander built in viewer can only run mp4 files, not avi.

    Here's screenshot
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    Too bad it doesn't support subtitle

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    Thanks. Will try it out.

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    This is great! Can play my .mkv files in the NAS.

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    Kalemsoft media player will transcode and stream. It is $4.99 though.
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    Kalemsoft needs to install in a server and won't work on a NAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clieman View Post
    This is great! Can play my .mkv files in the NAS.

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    MKV cannot be played in the browser method on my Z10. Avi is good

    Update: it looks like the size of the file matters. The browser cannot play files larger than 4GB. MKV itself is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clieman View Post
    Kalemsoft needs to install in a server and won't work on a NAS.

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    Kalemsoft will definitely stream most video (and audio) from a DLNA/UPnP-compliant NAS (without any additional server-side program). The codec compatibility is superb and as good as it gets for BB10 (or other). Check it out:
    BlackBerry World - KalemSoft Media Player
    Also handles subtitles if the right files are available.

    Grab it - worth the $4.99 for native app + extensive file support and a responsive developer.
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    I usually watch movies using es file explorer and mxplayer on my android tablet. Both are free apps. With that alternative, I won't buy any app no matter how cheap it is, just to get the same function on a smaller screen device.

    Quite happy with combination with ghost commander and browser for now as an alternative. It's a good start anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuek80 View Post
    I usually watch movies using es file explorer and mxplayer on my android tablet. Both are free apps. With that alternative, I won't buy any app no matter how cheap it is, just to get the same function on a smaller screen device.

    Quite happy with combination with ghost commander and browser for now as an alternative. It's a good start anyway

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    I side loaded ES File Explorer and it works great on the Z10. The movies i have on the network drive stream just fine as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xopher View Post
    I side loaded ES File Explorer and it works great on the Z10. The movies i have on the network drive stream just fine as well.


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    Where did u download the working bar files?

    Thanks in advance

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    When I click on avi file received an error commander can not play this file. Who to redirect to browser?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andnat14 View Post
    When I click on avi file received an error commander can not play this file. Who to redirect to browser?
    On my Z10, when I click the avi file, I ll get to choose which app I want to use to open it. Just choose "Browser".
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    Both browser and video player will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuek80 View Post
    Where did u download the working bar files?

    Thanks in advance

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    Go to the good ereader website - it's one of the best to grab .bar files for BB10 and PlayBook
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    How about if you have a time capsule? Will this software pick that up as a drive. (time capsule uses the apple file protocol -afp)?

    Does playcloud let you stream as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom7 View Post
    How about if you have a time capsule? Will this software pick that up as a drive. (time capsule uses the apple file protocol -afp)?

    Does playcloud let you stream as well?

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    Don't know about time capsule, I assume it's mac OS? I do have wd live (NAS Storage), both ghost and and es file explorer can detect it as smb.
    Don't know about playcloud.

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