Originally Posted by Medrudrin
I'm browsing to the LAN share using ES File Explorer and using that to play from the shares. Do you suggest something different?
I have had great success with DLNA media servers. I have PS3 Media Server (totally free) installed on my server pc. My Nexus 7 has BubbleUpnP which picks up PS3 media server flawlessly. BubbleUpNp is by far one of the best UpNp and DLNA client and server I have seen till date for android device (just my humble opinion). I have set MXPlayer as the default player in BubbleUpnP settings. I can browse and play anything, and its without a stutter.
Here are the details of my setup:
-- PS3 media server installed on[LIST]
-- BubbleUpnP installed on Nexus 7
-- MX Player installed on Nexus 7
That's all it takes. I have taken this setup a step further for my own needs. I store movies on my Nexus 7 since I travel in the subway and I like to watch movies on the go. Now I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and depending on where I am, I switch devices while watching movies. I would start a movie on one device and resume on the other, without actually having to store the video in both the devices. I tether a connection from my S3 and my Nexus 7 connects to the hotspot. I run BubbleUpnP on both Nexus and S3. The Nexus 7 acts as a server and sees the S3 as a client (renderer). I stream movies from my Nexus 7 to my S3. Tested with 720p movies and the result is flawless. No quality loss. Sometimes there is a momentary stutter but it goes away. It depends on how the video is ripped too.
You really don't need the S3 and N7 setup details. i just wanted to share it. Sorry for the long post. Hope it helps.