How to stream MKV movies in WHS to outside network devices - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 02-21-2011, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
dzirkelb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 10
How do I go about streaming my mkv files stored on my whs to an external to my laptop cpu?

I installed WebGuide as an attemp, but the mkv's aren't even listed as being there (when they in fact are).

I do have Air video installed on the whs for my i devices, and that works flipping awesome, so i'd like to have the same quality if possible as air video to other cpus external to my network.

Streaming internally works great, but I connect to the //servername to view the files.
dzirkelb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 02-22-2011, 01:57 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
dbone1026's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 11,296
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked: 71
You can try to set up a VPN that both your WHS and Laptop can access. The one caveat is that you will be limited by the ISP on both sides, so dependent on this it could greatly impact the streaming performance. I believe there are front ends such as SageTV that will allow for Placeshifting functionality

Cheers,
Damian

MSS.net blog (contributing editor) - http://www.mediasmartserver.net

Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP 2010-2012

dbone1026 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 02-22-2011, 05:30 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
dzirkelb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

You can try to set up a VPN that both your WHS and Laptop can access. The one caveat is that you will be limited by the ISP on both sides, so dependent on this it could greatly impact the streaming performance. I believe there are front ends such as SageTV that will allow for Placeshifting functionality

I would like to avoid a VPN solution if at all possible. I would like to make it easy so my wife can connect.
dzirkelb is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 02-22-2011, 06:49 AM
Advanced Member
 
Calcvictim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
this might work for you, not sure if it's much easier then VPN though
http://smithii.com/map_a_network_dri...ssh_in_windows

You might be able to just port forward TCP 135, 139 and 445 and UDP 137 windows uses for network drives, and login to the external ip. This introduces a security risk, in reality you might be fine.
Calcvictim is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 02-22-2011, 07:42 AM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
dzirkelb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm really looking for a solution like WebGuide or Air Video if at all possible. I read that people were able to stream MKV's using WebGuide, but their forums have been overrun by spammers, so I don't dare post there.
dzirkelb is offline  
Reply Home Theater Computers

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off