View Movie Located on PC on TV

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View Movie Located on PC on TV

Postby meppwc » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:49 am

Is there a way to view a movie located on my PC hard drive on my TV? I have a home WiFi network. My TV is not a smart TV but my BlueRay DVD player is. What additional equipment would I need to accomplish this?
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Re: View Movie Located on PC on TV

Postby Roach412 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:49 pm

generally speaking, no - you can't with your current equipment/software.

in order to view movies stored on a NAS or over the network you're either going to have the TV/BlueRay player be able to find and read the files. without having some kind of client/server software running it's most-likely that your BlueRay player can't view on your network, only the source details/options provided by the software installed(i.e. Hulu, Netflix, AmazonPrime, etc).

i have a (couple) Logitech Revue GoogleTV set tops, which are no longer sold by the way. i installed logitech's streaming software onto a laptop, which would basically be what you have as your desktop. once they're both running, on the Revue and the laptop, i designate the file folders/etc that are shared or available to the Revue and they're selectable within the client.

similarly, i have a Plex client installed on the Revue as well and have a Plex server installed on my desktop. i can use that to view/play anything located on my desktop. my laptop is too crappy to handle Plex, but the Logitech software seems to run fine enough for my needs.

what i've seen others online do is buy a Chromecast stick and use Plex to stream across. i don't have Chromecast, since i have the Revue's, but it's essentially the same thing. you're looking at like 35 bucks for a Chromecast, and another couple dollars for Plex(i think...or that might be only for the mobile clients...?). you can also look into Roku boxes(i have one but it's old and not very good), but they are slightly more pricey.

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Re: View Movie Located on PC on TV

Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:25 pm

What format is the video in? If MPEG class, should be compatible with a default video player such as WMP or similar. If in the specific format for DVD, then a dedicated player is needed.
What type of inputs does the TV have? If just CATV and antenna, not worth trying unless you get a CATV interface box with inputs for video/audio.
If the TV has extra inputs for composite video, then there are USB adapters that output video and audio.
USB 3 would give the best video results. USB 2 would be somewhat acceptable.
Same if the TV has separate R G B video inputs. There is a USB adapter for that need too.
The best quality would be HDMI if the TV has that. But your video card would need that output.
As Roach412 noted, it would be difficult to do network connections unless you have a special interface.
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Re: View Movie Located on PC on TV

Postby rascard2007 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:17 am

what kind of out put conectors have ur video card and what kind of input conectors have ur tv set?
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