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Today I’m going to show you how to wirelesslystream any video file type using the free Open Source VLC Media Player software to yourFire TV.

I’ve used Windows 7 and Window 10 with thissetup which allows you to stream any MKV, FLV, AVI etc.

file types located locally on yourPC from any mapped drive, external storage device like a My Passport, any NAS drivesor any flash drives connected directly to your PC as well as external video links.

I will also be showing you how to stream DVDDiscs from your PC to your Fire TV.

This video setup can be accessed by any streamingdevice on your home wifi.

Meaning you can watch the same streamed movieon a Roku in the living room, an Apple TV Upstairs, an Android in the Kitchen or an IPad whilesitting in the backyard.

This is not like a typical casting or mirroringsetup because your video is basically being streamed to your home wifi vs.

to a singletv and any streaming device ie.

a Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Smart TV, Chromecast, IPhoneor Android can access the SAME video stream either one or all simultaneously.

I do recommend that you setup Chrome RemoteDesktop on your PC so that you can pause the streaming video as needed from your phonevs.

being tied to your PC.

I will have a link in the description boxbelow of its setup details.

Please note the stream will stop running ifyou try to fast forward or rewind it.

So let’s get started.

First you will need the VLC software installedon your PC.

I will have a link in the description boxbelow for the videolan.

org website.

Please note I will be posting a future videoon how to stream multiple videos from local and remote sources and how to stream yourPC’s desktop displaying websites etc.

with any version of windows so subscribe and hit the bell to be notifed when I post.

You will also need to Add the Fire TV VLCApp.

Ok so once you have VLC installed you willneed to configure a video stream.

I’m going to demo three streams one from alocal video file on an external storage device, another for a video file link from an internetwebsite and finally a stream of a DVD disc playing on a PC.

Now some of the reasons you may experiencejumpy or stuttering video streams is because your computer’s CPU may not be powerful enoughto stream this way, not having enough internet bandwidth or due to the resolution of thevideo you are streaming.

I will also be showing you have to configurelower SD resolution profile streams if you are experiencing major buffering or stutteringissues.

I will be doing a future video on how to find, retrieve and stream multiple video links from the world wide web into vlc’s video playlistsof tv shows, movies etc.

and watch them on any Fire TV from sites like archive.

org aswell as how to wirelessly stream your PC’s screen.

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Now I’ve open the VLC Media Player and I’mgoing to add a file from an external My Passport storage device attached to this PC and streamit to my Fire TV.

Here are the required steps: 1)Select Media then Stream then Click theAdd Button from the File Tab and navigate to the file you want to stream2)Click the Stream Button on the Bottom 3)Click the Next Button4)Change the Dropdown menu from File to HTTP and Click the Add Button5)The default port is 8080 but you can change it if this port is already in use by yourPC.

6)Add any Path Name you wish.

The Source PC and Target streaming devicemust be in sync as far as the referenced Port and Path.

7)Click Next.

Change the Profile from the dropdown listto Video – H.

264 + MP3(TS).

8)Click the Next Button9)Select the Stream all Elementary Streams CheckBox.

10)And Finally Select the Stream Button Check the bottom lefthand side of that screenthat the video counter is incrementing.

If this is not the case the Stream was notsetup properly.

A couple of ways to verify that the streamis working before accessing it from your Fire TV is by opening up a second VLC instanceas well as by inputting your streaming http live-stream details into the IOS VLC App fromyour Phone but first you will need to identify the ip address of the PC streaming VLC bygoing to the dos command line and typing in ipconfig.

The IP address of my PC is 192.

168.

1.

25.

As mentioned you can also use the VLC Appon your Phone to validate the Stream by Selecting Network Stream then inputting http://@yourIP Address , Colon and the Port and Path Name you entered.

Make sure your Phone is on the same Wifi asyour streaming PC.

Select << Open Network Stream >>.

After validating your stream close the secondVLC instance where you Selected Network Stream or Ctrl N.

Check in Task Manager that youdon’t have old vlc.

exe programs still running if you have issues connecting.

Now let’s go the the Fire TV VLC App Thennavigate to Browsing then Stream.

Input http://your IP Address , Colon and thePort and Path Name you entered previously then press OK.

The @ sign is not required in front of yourIP Address in the FireTV VLC App.

Also the VLC FireTV App does not highlightthe selected http URL from the dropdown list.

You must count the number of required downclicks then press the OK button In order to not have the audio from my PCplaying while watching a video I plug in headphones into the headphone jack.

Next I’m going to stream an external website’svideo link to my Fire TV.

You can pickup either mp4 or ogv links fromthis particular site to stream.

You can open the video links in the browserto verify that the link works.

Here are the required streaming steps: 1)Select Media then Stream then Select theNetwork Tab >> Enter the external internet file you want to stream2)Click the Stream Button on the Bottom 3)Click the Next Button4)Change the Dropdown menu from File to HTTP and Click the Add Button5)Input the same Port that you previously used6)Add the same Path Name you previously used.

The Source PC and Target streaming devicemust be in sync as far as the referenced Port and Path.

7)Click Next.

Change the Profile from the dropdown listto Video – H.

264 + MP3(TS).

8)Click the Next Button9)Select the Stream all Elementary Streams CheckBox.

10)And Finally Select the Stream Button Check the bottom lefthand side of that screenthat the video counter is incrementing.

If this is not the case the Stream was notsetup properly.

Please do the previously mentioned streamvalidation then click on this stream from the VLC App.

Finally I’m going to stream a DVD disc runningfrom my PC.

Let’s navigate to the DVD and select playto see the DVD’s titles and available chapters.

Select Ctrl L to minimize.

This streaming setup is best for DVDS thatcontain a single movie or TV Show DVDs that have a Play All Track otherwise you wouldhave to setup a stream for each individual track.

Here are the required streaming steps: 1)Select Media then Stream then Select theDisc Tab >> Select Starting Position Title and Chapter2)Click the Stream Button on the Bottom 3)Click the Next Button4)Change the Dropdown menu from File to HTTP and Click the Add Button5)Input the same Port that you previously used.

6)Add the same Path Name you previously used.

7)Click Next.

Change the Profile from the dropdown listto Video – H.

264 + MP3(TS).

.

8)Click the Next Button9)Select the Stream all Elementary Streams CheckBox.

10)And Finally Select the Stream Button Check the bottom lefthand side of that screenthat the video counter is incrementing.

If this is not the case the Stream was notsetup properly.

Please do the previously mentioned streamvalidation then click on this stream from the VLC App.

I’m now going to show you how to create aSD video stream profile which you can tweak as needed if you are experiencing major bufferingor jumpy video issues with the default profile settings.

Here are the required steps: 1)Select Media then Stream then Select theFile Tab >> Click the Add Button and select any video2)Click the Stream Button on the Bottom 3)Click the Next Button4)Change the Dropdown menu from File to HTTP and Click the Add Button5)Input the same Port that you previously used6)Add the same Path Name you previously used.

Click Next7)Select the Create A New Profile Icon on the Far Right.

1)The Encapsulation Tab: Should have MPEG-TS selected 2)Click the Video Codec Tab: Select Video Checkboxa)Encoding Parameters should have codec H-264 ii)leave bitrate at 800 kb/s this is whatchanges your profiles stream resolution.

800 is a SD streambut you can reduce it to even less if you still have jumpy video issuesb)Click on the Resolution Tab and change scale to .

25 3)Finally let’s Update the Audio Codec Tab: Select Audio Checkboxa)Encoding Parameters should have codec MP3 and Sample Rate set to 44100 Now give this Profile a Name and select theCreate Button.

You can go ahead and select your newly createdprofile from the Profile dropdown menu and click Next Select Checkbox “Stream all elementary stream”and click the stream button to test.

Going forward if you want to stream at a lowerresolution select your newly created profile from the dropdown menu instead of the ProfileVideo – H.

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