I wish to stream media files stored in my PC on my Android device.
- I tried starting a DLNA server on windows 7 laptop with help of both in-built feature and a software called SimpleDLNA server, both of which immediately showed up on iOS VLC media player's network tab, but neither of those ever showed up in the network shares tab in vlc media player of my android device.
The fact that it shows up in iOS device VLC player, so most likely there is no problem on the server side.
- Also before attempting this ,I had earlier created a DLNA server using "servers ultimate pro" app on an android device(galaxy grand),and my samsung NOTE-5 was able to detect that server (it shows my other android device and has uPnP logo next to it) immediately and could stream files successfully, and it also showed up on my iPad.
I guess this shows that there is nothing wrong with samsung note-5
Details of android device in question
Samsung NOTE 5 32gb
Model No: N920G
OS- 7 (Nougat)
Details of Laptop in question
Model -LENOVO G470 Processor -intel i3 2nd gen(i3-2310M @ 2.1 GHz) 2 core Ram- 6Gb (samsung and Ramaxcel) OS- Windows 7 x64 Home basic SP1
as some have suggested , i don't think it has anything to with server specs, as mentioned earlier samsung galaxy grand (my 1st server) with 1GHZ processor and 800 mb ram , it could handle 1080p video streams smoothly
Link to software -https://nmaier.github.io/simpleDLNA/
And there no home group feature for home basic users , and i'm able to access public folder of laptop on my iPad VLC
Attempts to solve the issue
I tried downloading beta version(3.3.0 RC_4-13,arm64-v8a) and an older version of VLC(3.1.0,arm64-v8a) on my android device.
I have tried Downloading
Plex media server
UMS (universal media server)
client side(galaxy ntoe-5)
- Bubble uPnP
- MX player
- DMS explorer -Plex Media server(same account logged in on both server and client)
- I tried using another android device (Lenovo Zuk Z2 pro)
It didn't show any variation in any of the above method w.r.t previous result, i.e results were same.
Note:I also tried installing Bubble uPnp server on windows, but my antivirus keeps flagging it as PDM:Trojan.Win32.Generic, I don't feel it's safe to proceed ahead anyway.
It's difficult for me to diagnose the problem cuz of the situation, Pl help me out to resolve this issue.