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Old 11-14-2016, 11:24 AM   #31
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...You can rip the dvd files, and point a DLNA server to the directory where the video is. Sounds more solid to me then trying to make VLC do this.
I could try it. Question for me is rather: can the DNLA server connect to the tv or will it have the same problems again as VLC (the cause of which I still don't understand)? Sounds a little like poking in the dark...
 
Old 11-14-2016, 11:26 AM   #32
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...i would also assume that the dlna-client software/firmware in the tv is unable to browse dvd menus (unless it can read raw vob's but it will still be clumsy if the default track/audio is not the expected).
It has no dnla-client as far as I can see. Or let's try this differently, how would I identify the dnla-client? As I wrote earlier, I can see no connectivity by WLAN in the tv's menu.
 
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On your TV, look in the apps and see if you can find media player, or something like that. If you cant find it, look at the place where you can download/install apps for the TV and do a search for DLNA and install a client. On your computer, you can use minidlna as a dlna server. I use it on my debian machine. I dont have smart TV's though. I use Roku and Chromecast with their respective dlna clients.
 
Old 11-15-2016, 12:31 PM   #34
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On your TV, look in the apps and see if you can find media player, or something like that.
No. Just youtube and tv stations as apps.

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If you cant find it, look at the place where you can download/install apps for the TV and do a search for DLNA and install a client.
I'd love to. Just didn't find a download menu *sigh*. Do I need a samsung account perhaps? Originally I intended not to present them with unnecessary private information about me... I'll look further tomorrow.

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On your computer, you can use minidlna as a dlna server. I use it on my debian machine. I dont have smart TV's though. I use Roku and Chromecast with their respective dlna clients.
That is the next step. First I have to de-freeze my tv. Too tired today.
 
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Dig up the user manual for your TV and read the section on installing apps.
 
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Dig up the user manual for your TV and read the section on installing apps.
Uarghhh. The manual made it clear, that there was some part missing. Got it now. They "hid" the apps functionality. Just one <enter> in the apps main menu and they show "new". Oh dear.

Searched for media player: not found.
Searched for vlc: not found.
...
*Grrr*
Samsung "AllShare" is the app for the cellphone.
Samsung "Link" is the app for windows.
*scorch-them*
...

I have to cook dinner for my daughter now, will google tomorrow.

Thanks for your patience, everyone here.
 
Old 11-18-2016, 01:04 AM   #37
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Did some googleing. Now, vlc is a dnla-server or at least can also function as one. I just need the client for the tv. No luck there till now.
 
Old 02-04-2017, 11:37 AM   #38
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I contacted Samsung. They elevated the ticket to technical personnel (Microsoft only ) where I got the information that no extra software is necessary anymore. Rather I should look at the permissions of the files / iso on my PC. I don't know what to look for, though not to mention the fact that it might as well be the router...
 
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Have you tried using a media server on your PC instead?

My setup is this:
  • Linux box running Plex media server (free)
  • Linux box connected to router via ethernet (but it would be WiFi if I wanted that)
  • Roku streaming device plugged into TV HDMI port (about $35)
  • Roku connected to router via WiFi
  • Plex client installed on Roku (free)
  • DVD's that I want to watch are ripped into MP4 files on the Linux box ahead of time (before I actually want to view them)

If you'd rather use DLNA, the Plex media server can do that too, and a free DLNA client can be installed on the Roku. But Plex is millennia ahead of DLNA, and you would not want to use DLNA after seeing Plex.

Your smart TV may be able to run a Plex client natively, negating the need for a Roku. But in realty, even the cheapest Roku model (there are four or five different models with different features) will run circles around the smartest of the smart TV's. Smart TV's look really dumb next to a Roku (I have both).

Now, I understand the appeal of wanting to brute force your way through doing this all manually via VLC. I wanted to do that too, at one time. But there's also something to be said for, "Hey, I just want this streaming thing to work". The only real downside to using Plex to play your DVDs, is that you must first rip those DVDs to files. Plex does not play directly from a DVD. But then, there's really no upside to using a computer and VLC to play your DVDs remotely to your TV. Just buy a DVD player and plug it into your TV, forgetting about using a computer in the middle. DVD players can be had for $25 or less these days.

https://www.plex.tv/

https://www.roku.com/
 
Old 02-06-2017, 11:53 AM   #40
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Well, vlc is a media server. I suppose I could try it with plex. Problem is that I am still not sure whether the suggested permissions thing is real but I don't know how to rule that out.

Next problem is, roku doesn't sell in Germany :sigh: so I would have to order it abroad with the associated hassle with customs.

And yes, for films I could buy a dvd player to plug it into the tv (or even the router, which has an USB media input). That doesn't help with pictures though.

In the end I'm sort of p*ssed that I bought a tv which by all accounts can do what I want but doesn't work due to the microsoft market dominance. I want it done with linux, with the means at hand. *grrr*

But thanks for your input .
 
  


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