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can web client direct stream?

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thebro

just got remote access set up and got my brother to test steaming a movie from my server via the web client. it works, but looks pretty grainy, meaning it's transcoding the file. I know you need to have your files shared for direct stream, so i have a couple questions:

 

1. Is sharing my media over my network on Windows 7 (right click -> share -> share "everyone") enough to make the folder shared over WAN? or is there a separate type of share for WAN?

 

2. Does the web client have the necessary codecs to play MKV H264 video and DCA or AC3 audio? If not, does it sound like getting my brother to download and use MBT (which I believe has the necessary codecs?) would fix the situation? I'll test it obviously, but I figured I'd ask since I'm posting other questions anyway.

 

p.s. bandwidth definitely isn't an issue for either server or client.

 

Thanks,

 

thebro

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Luke

sharing folders makes no difference with the web client.  it can direct stream but only if your media is mp4 with h264 video, and aac audio. 

 

chrome is a little looser and will also handle some m4v and mkv, but often it's the audio that will prevent it from being able to direct stream. 

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