something I've been trying to work out for ages.
I installed IIS & shared my files as "HTTP browsable" on my wifi network
The SP5 can only browse HTTP not SMB/CIFS
On my SP5 installed TCPMP with plugins
and a text editor vieka-wordpad both free of course
I created m3u playlists of everything I wanted to listen to/watch
quite easy under WMP
I changed the playlist so it was looking at the web shares...
#EXTINF:0,01 The Movies.mpg
http://10.1.1.2\share1\video\tv\The Goodies\season 5\01 The Movies.mpg
#EXTINF:0,02 Clown Virus.avi
http://10.1.1.2\share1\video\tv\The Goodies\season 5\02 Clown Virus.avi
#EXTINF:0,03 Chubby Chumps.avi
http://10.1.1.2\share1\video\tv\The Goodies\season 5\03 Chubby Chumps.avi
#EXTINF:0,04 Wacky Wales.avi
http://10.1.1.2\share1\video\tv\The Goodies\season 5\04 Wacky Wales.avi
I then downloaded the m3u to my smartphone and can play it anywhere in the house.
TCPMP is great because you can slow it down to 90% to overcome any buffering issues
Other related posts:
Broadband situation - my take on things (as of today)
wifi speed tests
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