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    Question Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    Hello, is there anyway to host files from my laptop through the router/wifi & be able to stream those files/videos in my Android Device?

    Please dumb it down for us Noobs to understand...

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    Re: Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    You could create a shared folder on WLAN and copy the video there and connect to the folder using the Android device(I think you have to install an app to accomplish this.)

    Hope it helps
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    Re: Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    here is how i have done it.

    i am running Apache webserver on my ubuntu box, i created a new folder named movies and dropped stuff i want to stream on my phone in same directory i putted my website files in. ubuntu box and android device are accessing same Wi-fi. so if my ubuntu machine is having IP 192.168.1.2. i can open Browser in android and type 192.168.1.2 and i can access files hosted on ubuntu box.

    i have been able to stream HD movies this way, without any lag.

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    Re: Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    Quote Originally Posted by lalitnagrath View Post
    here is how i have done it.

    i am running Apache webserver on my ubuntu box, i created a new folder named movies and dropped stuff i want to stream on my phone in same directory i putted my website files in. ubuntu box and android device are accessing same Wi-fi.


    Thanks alta lot this seems promising..

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    Re: Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    I've found PS3 media server to be a good solution for this.

    check out the linux section in the forum on this site for good instructions on how to set up.

    http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/forum/
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    Re: Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    You can also use ushare to create an UPnP server, its very simple to do. Videos files are streamed on demand and can easily be read by you android device.

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    Re: Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    If you don't mind paying for the android app, Plex Media Server is pretty good.
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    Re: Host Videos Over WiFi to View From Android Devices

    I stream videos to my iphone through apache (reads mp4s just fine) not sure what codecs are included on android so the apache method might not work as easily with different formats. You could also look into minidlna as another option.
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