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Trouble Playing Videos From Local Network

Discussion in 'Sony's NSZ-GS8 / NSZ-GS7' started by Peacefrog67, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Peacefrog67

    Peacefrog67 New Member

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    I am trying to use my Media Player but I am having mixed results when playing videos from my PC over my local network.

    Many of the videos are not even listed in my GTV and most of the ones that are available will just say "file is corrupted or unsupported" when I try to play it.

    Only a couple videos actually work. I also downloaded the Vimu application but still having the same problems.

    Any ideas? Thank you.
     
  2. tls1

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    try copying them to a usb memory stick and plugging in the back and play from there....
    try connecting via ethernet cable to your network instead of wireless.
     
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    What types of files and what codecs are used? The NSZ-GS7 won't play everything which would explain why some play and some don't. Here is a list of the various Google TV models and what can be handled by each. By having the PC transcode, additional file types can be played but that will need to be set up properly to work.

    Video and audio formats - ViMu Player - Your Google TV Media player
     
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    So I put them on a USB stick and they work great! Thanks!

    But why would the video format be supported via USB but not via the network? That seems kind of odd.
     
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    I'm not sure if you're going wireless or wired network. But could be some sort of lag in the network (slow, delay, etc) and the error message does not truely represent the problem. Also, the higher the qualify of the video, the more information has to be sent per second, could be choking the network.
     
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    Yea wireless network, might be choking the network.
     

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