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#4212127 - 01/01/16 01:26 PM A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom?  
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Hello there,
the question is in the header, i want to put a DVD in my PC, and stream it to the TV.

some more details:

I have a "normal" Computer, i5 intel 4x with 3,5 MHz, 16 Gb Ram and a DVD Read-and-write.
I also have a new Samsung Smart TV
3rd, i have an AVM 7490 "Fritz!Box" DSL-Modem, which also works as a router, and switch.

The PC is connected to the DSL-Modem/router via LAN (cable), and WLAN. Both work.
The TV is also connected to the DSL-Modem via cable and WLAN.
The PC can be seen as a device in the modem list, having its own IP-address.

I can watch any film i have on the PC as long it is on the Harddisk, via clearance of said file, or folder. E.g. MP4s or AVIs work without problem.

I can not get the DVD being streamed to the TV. Why not? Have spent almost a day, no solution found.


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#4212178 - 01/01/16 05:03 PM Re: A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom? [Re: Catfish]  
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I never tried to make that work. I just rip all of my movies to MP4 and stream them from a small NAS box, though I could just as easily stream them from another PC. After the day it is delivered, and ripped, I rarely touch the DVD again.


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#4212182 - 01/01/16 05:28 PM Re: A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom? [Re: Catfish]  
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playon.tv might have that capability. It streams other sources from the computer it is installed on to other devices.

#4212191 - 01/01/16 06:04 PM Re: A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom? [Re: Catfish]  
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What about setting up your TV as a 2nd display from the computer? I do this all the time using an HDMI cable from my PC to my TV. I just mouse-drag the player from the PC monitor over to the TV, double-click it to full screen and set audio from my PC speakers to the home theater audio.


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#4212206 - 01/01/16 07:02 PM Re: A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom? [Re: Catfish]  
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Hi, first thanks for your answers.

I could of course buy a stand-alone DVD Player, they have become really cheap after the BluRay hype, but i somehow do not want to buy one when I have a working DVD drive in the PC.

Using TV as second display is difficult, five meters away (and it's not a laptop).. but this would work, of course. Hmm.. wonder if such a long HDMI cable will transmit the signals alright, but maybe.

Regarding ripping, this is a bought copy, so i would have to extract it somehow.

Just checking out Playon, this could be it.

Thanks, i just thought that would be easy and i just oversaw something wink

#4212209 - 01/01/16 07:10 PM Re: A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom? [Re: Catfish]  
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Kodi might actually work as well, thinking about it. Used to be XBMC.

It might be a better way to go for you if you are looking at an overall media portal type solution. I am using it and really like it. I have a PC running Kodi, and then android tv boxes running Kodi on each TV. The android boxes point back to the PC install of Kodi for the media libary. For you, without an android box, it would just be a matter if Kodi would expose the dvd as an DLNA source for your smart tv. Worth a try though.

#4212541 - 01/02/16 07:54 PM Re: A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom? [Re: Catfish]  
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I use a 12 meter HDMI cable to take the image from the AV amp to the projector in my bedroom, it handles 1080p no problem.

For longer runs, up to about 100meters for 1080p and down to about 60meters or so for 4k, you can get a HDMI to CAT5 adapter but they can be pricey.


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#4212552 - 01/02/16 08:21 PM Re: A question for you Computer Gurus, streaming from a DVD-Rom? [Re: Catfish]  
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Hi there,

have just tried several programs including PlayOn, but it just plain does not work.
I also think this is rather complicated to set up confused

So should I better order a triple-shielded HDMI Highspeed 10m-cable to connect from the PC HDMI port to the TV, or would it be better to get a DVI cable from the graphic card, to the TV?

Strange it does not work with a RJ45 Lan cable, via PC to Switch to TV. Must be the DVDRom, you cannot handle this like a file..

Thanks,
Catfish


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