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Old 12-17-2020, 12:27 PM
 
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I have a flash drive plugged into the USB port on my router. I then use VLC downloaded to my Fire Stick to access and play my videos. Very easy, and works great.
Wow! Didn't know it can be done until now. I might try to do that to see how well it works.
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Old 12-17-2020, 09:26 PM
 
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I have a flash drive plugged into the USB port on my router. I then use VLC downloaded to my Fire Stick to access and play my videos. Very easy, and works great.

OMG, you just saved me $200 on getting a newer dedicated media player. I just got a new Chromecast with Google Tv device and it's only been installed a couple days, so I haven't done much with it. I've been trying to find a way to play 4k HDR movie files, and so far I've just been using my laptop's Windows 10 DLNA server, and Roku Media Player to play them. Works perfectly, but I don't want to do it that way.


Anyway, I saw your post, downloaded VLC from Google Play to the Chromecast, and sure enough, it can see everything on my network, including the Readyshare drive plugged into my router. So, I put a movie on there, and VLC plays it through the Chromecast perfectly, full 4k HDR!


Yee Haw!

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Old 12-18-2020, 06:28 AM
 
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OMG, you just saved me $200 on getting a newer dedicated media player. I just got a new Chromecast with Google Tv device and it's only been installed a couple days, so I haven't done much with it. I've been trying to find a way to play 4k HDR movie files, and so far I've just been using my laptop's Windows 10 DLNA server, and Roku Media Player to play them. Works perfectly, but I don't want to do it that way.


Anyway, I saw your post, downloaded VLC from Google Play to the Chromecast, and sure enough, it can see everything on my network, including the Readyshare drive plugged into my router. So, I put a movie on there, and VLC plays it through the Chromecast perfectly, full 4k HDR!


Yee Haw!
WooHoo! Yeah, I was about ready to buy a media player too, even though I really didn't want one, until I discovered this.

Glad to help out!
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