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# 242728 11-Nov-2018 20:14
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Hi, despite trial and error for most of the afternoon, I am unable to find a way to browse video files (high res, mkv) on my Windows PC.


Tried to configure VLC and Kodi ... not interested in running a server on my PC that Plex requires ...


Is what I'm trying to achieve even possible?


From my PC I can "Cast to device" and it appears I might be able to play some files, but what about browsing my PC from Xbox - possible?

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  # 2123718 11-Nov-2018 20:53
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pretty sure you are going to need to run some form of DLNA server. there are much lighter versions of a DLNA server out there than plex.


I run Serviio and its been great, works on all my devices (android, WD, Windows, Apple, Kodi, Dish TV, PS4)

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  # 2123738 11-Nov-2018 21:43
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ok thanks, i might just ask once on another forum, and then I can sleep peacefully knowing that there is no way.

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  # 2123854 12-Nov-2018 08:30
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It used to be easy on the old Xbox 360 and Windows 7 - in the words of another tech giant..."It just worked".




Seems they've broken the experience with the newer gear. Shame that...used to be a great way of having a media box in the living room without adding another device.

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  # 2123855 12-Nov-2018 08:32
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Assuming you are running Windows 10, you can just enable the built in DLNA streaming server.


If you start typing "Media Streaming" into your start menu, you should see "Media Streaming Options" pop up, which you can enable, and will then share any videos in your "Videos" library. If you want to share videos outside the default "Videos" library, just open up Windows Explorer, View -> Options -> View, make sure "Show Libraries" is ticked, then then "Libraries" will show up in the left pane of Windows Explorer, right click on "Videos" and add folders.

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