Play video files from my computer

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Play video files from my computer

Postby ulg » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:56 am

Can I play video files from my computer threw the Roku to my TV? that is computer to Roku to TV?
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Re: Play video files from my computer

Postby calicommando » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:05 am

Read this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=25955

There's a bit of setup involved, but it's well documented and you should be able to get it going.
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Re: Play video files from my computer

Postby Village Idiot » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:17 am

way too confusing.
I'll wait for a step by step, or for roku to get a channel where all i have to do is upload personal video's to it.
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Re: Play video files from my computer

Postby calicommando » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:33 am

Village Idiot wrote:way too confusing.
I'll wait for a step by step, or for roku to get a channel where all i have to do is upload personal video's to it.


Uploading personal videos can already be done with Motionbox. However, that's not the same thing as streaming locally. In order to have local streaming, there is going to have to be some changes made to the computer you're streaming from. So if I understand this all correctly, it's never going to be as simple as installing a channel and having all your videos ready to stream from your computer. Maybe I'm wrong. I actually hope I am.

Also, I don't think the thread mentioned in my other post is too difficult. And if you hit a snag with something, the guys posting in that thread are very helpful.
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Re: Play video files from my computer

Postby Village Idiot » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:16 pm

thanks for the tip on MotionBox that sounds more like what i would want.
Not looking for fancy stuff or complicated stuff.
Cheap and easy is what i look for.
I don't mind a small fee but free is even better.
Free side of MotionBox is all i need. thanks again.
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Re: Play video files from my computer

Postby calicommando » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:23 pm

No problem, good luck.
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