bigjujju
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repacement for samsung Allshare as its rubbish

Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:33 pm

I use Samsung Allshare to play video files on my PC on my Samsung TV but it is not updated and increasingly will not play new codecs etc. SO I want to replace it with a new media player. Currently PC is connected by ethernet via to my TV via my BT router. So I need to some instructions on what I nneed to do to use a raspberry pi as a media play. Can I get a remote control for it for example. thanks for any help given

DarrenHill
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Re: repacement for samsung Allshare as its rubbish

Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:00 pm

The Pi will connect directly to your TV via an HDMI cable. Using that, if your TV supports CEC (Samsung call it AnyNet+ I think) then you can use your TV remote to control the Pi.

Normally the best thing to use is either LibreElec or OSMC, both of which are self-contained media player set-ups based around Kodi. You can then point it at the media stored on your network (using your PC as a server for example if it's stored there) and play it that way.

fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: repacement for samsung Allshare as its rubbish

Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:03 pm

bigjujju wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:33 pm
I use Samsung Allshare to play video files on my PC on my Samsung TV but it is not updated and increasingly will not play new codecs etc. SO I want to replace it with a new media player. Currently PC is connected by ethernet via to my TV via my BT router. So I need to some instructions on what I nneed to do to use a raspberry pi as a media play. Can I get a remote control for it for example. thanks for any help given

https://libreelec.tv/about/

Android App:

https://kodi.wiki/view/Kore

IR Remote receiver:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/157
adieu

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HP Envy 4500 Wireless Printer supported by HPLIP software in Raspbian Buster.
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