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Old November 15, 2013, 02:55 PM
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I just picked up a new (2013) Nexus 7, and I'm looking for the best way to stream movies and TV from my network shared NAS. (D-Link 323) It's a straight network share with no GUI or XBMC setup. I'm assuming I'll have to dig through the apps for something that will accommodate. Setting up XBMC (or any other media server) at this point is NOT an option. I need it to be simply between the NAS and the tablet.

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Old November 15, 2013, 03:12 PM
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I use Plex media server, but the phone app cost a few bucks though. I can then access the media from anywhere I have data.
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Old November 15, 2013, 03:27 PM
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I use Plex media server, but the phone app cost a few bucks though. I can then access the media from anywhere I have data.
Hmmm... this sounds perfect for me. I'll look in to it for sure. I also saw some reviews for OPlayer and was going to check that out as well.
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Old November 15, 2013, 07:14 PM
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I have Plex as well, but also use Archos video player which can stream off shares quite easily.
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Old November 15, 2013, 08:23 PM
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+1 to Plex as well.

Though if all your NAS has is a basic DLNA/UPnP media server, then using a combo like BubbleUPnP and BS Player also works great.
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Old November 16, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Plex, it will also transcode on the fly for non-supported android formats and it can also shrink files in real time to make them easier to stream. ie, if you have a 30GB mkv dolbly digital Bluray rip it will convert it to a stereo mp4 and stream it at 720p for example. I have plex on my Windows Home Server and it does a great job of this.
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Old November 16, 2013, 08:24 AM
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+1 to Plex as well.

Though if all your NAS has is a basic DLNA/UPnP media server, then using a combo like BubbleUPnP and BS Player also works great.
Yeah I use BubblePPnP with Mx Player as it can support mkv playback (which at the time last year or so it was the only one that consistently would play any media file I had on my network)
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Yeah I use BubblePPnP with Mx Player as it can support mkv playback (which at the time last year or so it was the only one that consistently would play any media file I had on my network)
When I tried, MX Player didn't support DTS audio, but BS Player did.
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Old November 17, 2013, 11:45 AM
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So far, Archos has actually been working great. Although Plex does seem to be abetter product, so I may try it in the future if Archos runs in to any issues.
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So does bubbleupnp need to be running in order to get access to the dlna content? Not completely sure how this works but I'll continue to play with it. (Or I'll just break down and buy a 32G micro ssd for my music files.... ;) ).
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