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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:57 pm

I still have direct tv + netflix and amazon thru my desktop pc.

Don't see a way of ditching the PC. But I did get this thingie for some other TVs


Lets you watch virtually any video file no muss no fuss.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:17 pm

So does that mean you can watch YouTube videos on your big screen TV?

Or what?
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by corplinx » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:29 pm

on a PC, go to ninite.com, select "K-Lite Codecs", download, execute.

It installs media player classic and all the right codecs already setup.

To update it, you just re-run the ninite installer and it will check your current version and update it.

I advise using ninite for any other apps you see on it as well that you normally use to update them all at once.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by corplinx » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:31 pm

My TCL Roku TVs from Costco do 4K, HDR, Amazon video, Netflix, Youtube. And they have the Emby app which lets you play content off your local Emby media server. It's a bit better than using the stock DLNA client app with a generic DLNA server. I still have a ChromeCastHD dongle though for casting from my devices. It's really convenient.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by gnome » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:51 pm

corplinx wrote:on a PC, go to ninite.com, select "K-Lite Codecs", download, execute.

It installs media player classic and all the right codecs already setup.

To update it, you just re-run the ninite installer and it will check your current version and update it.

I advise using ninite for any other apps you see on it as well that you normally use to update them all at once.
No kidding, Media Player Classic? Does it do .mkvs, DVDs, and .srt subtitles?
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Grammatron » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:53 pm

gnome wrote:
corplinx wrote:on a PC, go to ninite.com, select "K-Lite Codecs", download, execute.

It installs media player classic and all the right codecs already setup.

To update it, you just re-run the ninite installer and it will check your current version and update it.

I advise using ninite for any other apps you see on it as well that you normally use to update them all at once.
No kidding, Media Player Classic? Does it do .mkvs, DVDs, and .srt subtitles?
And how.

I prefer it over VLC in some cases.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by corplinx » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:11 pm

i prefer it over VLC in every case usually. i keep VLC as a backup only for problem files. ninite can install/update both though so it isn't a binary decision.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by gnome » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:02 am

Just coming back to say I made the switch, two things I like already:

- If I start typing in a neighboring window and accidentally still have the movie file in focus, it doesn't start fucking up the player.

- It's able to choose English subtitles by default.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Wilsondrake » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:10 am

What on earth are you people talking about ? Who uses VLC for streaming in 2018 ?!! :o :o

There plenty of streaming applications which you can easily use, customize, delete, reinstall, change and just bring em about your change.
You have Kodi, Plex, Stremio, Terrarrium, Miro and many many more. BUT WHY VLC ??!!

Try installing Kodi for yourself. You will be able to make it upto your own taste using one of the best kodi skins. And even installing some of the best kodi addons or just simply put on one of the best kodi build which have preinstalled addons. This player requires you to be a bit tech savy. But I am using the following for installation guides and they mostly are pretty easy.

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If you are not happy with Kodi (which will not happen :twisted: ) you can try usingPopcornTime. Just install this app and you will be able to get all the movies, TV shows and much more. Its high time people move on with rubbish VLC or windows media player shit. :De_Bunk:

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:31 pm

A N00B?

A real-o true-lo N00B? :o

Welcome aboard. :)

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:24 am

Wilsondrake wrote:What on earth are you people talking about ? Who uses VLC for streaming in 2018 ?!! :o :o

There plenty of streaming applications which you can easily use, customize, delete, reinstall, change and just bring em about your change.
You have Kodi, Plex, Stremio, Terrarrium, Miro and many many more. BUT WHY VLC ??!!

Try installing Kodi for yourself. You will be able to make it upto your own taste using one of the best kodi skins. And even installing some of the best kodi addons or just simply put on one of the best kodi build which have preinstalled addons. This player requires you to be a bit tech savy. But I am using the following for installation guides and they mostly are pretty easy.

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If you are not happy with Kodi (which will not happen :twisted: ) you can try usingPopcornTime. Just install this app and you will be able to get all the movies, TV shows and much more. Its high time people move on with rubbish VLC or windows media player shit. :De_Bunk:
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:09 am

Right. Anax is still putting hot compresses on his boils cuz thats what his mammy taught him.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:19 am

Wilsondrake wrote:What on earth are you people talking about ? Who uses VLC for streaming in 2018 ?!! :o :o

There plenty of streaming applications which you can easily use, customize, delete, reinstall, change and just bring em about your change.
You have Kodi, Plex, Stremio, Terrarrium, Miro and many many more. BUT WHY VLC ??!!

Try installing Kodi for yourself. You will be able to make it upto your own taste using one of the best kodi skins. And even installing some of the best kodi addons or just simply put on one of the best kodi build which have preinstalled addons. This player requires you to be a bit tech savy. But I am using the following for installation guides and they mostly are pretty easy.

...

If you are not happy with Kodi (which will not happen :twisted: ) you can try usingPopcornTime. Just install this app and you will be able to get all the movies, TV shows and much more. Its high time people move on with rubbish VLC or windows media player shit. :De_Bunk:
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:49 am

Popcorn my enormous black ass.

A fucking Russki backdoor into our sacred computing space. :freedom:

A way for them to get you to buy into a VPN.

Fuckers.

And if you can avoid their horrid imprecations you get this
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Ooooohhhhh ..."can't download" what a shocker. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x

We have ways of dealing with Russian hackers on this site, boy-o. :x :x
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by gnome » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:44 am

An odd thought: Napster now compares to Napster-that-was like Guns & Roses compares to when they were the real band.
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Post by ed » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 am

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:31 am

OK ... short strokes time

I am redoing my entertainment stuff.

I have a 60" samsung TV, Direct TV, a computer for streaming Amazon/netflix/downloaded content & playing games.

Dumped the Components, got a sound bar (love it)

Want to get rid of wires.

Would a smart TV allow me to stream from Amazon and Netflix?
Is the Direct TV "wireless" service really wireless?
Can I wirelessly view content from my PC?

If Cool Hand were here, he'd come over and just fix it for me. Probably foot the bill too. I miss him.

I am thinking of a 75" samsung 4k thing.

I need such resolution to fully enjoy the impeachment proceeding which will doubtless be starting soon.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:47 am

edwina wrote: Would a smart TV allow me to stream from Amazon and Netflix?
[Most] Any tv you buy today comes with all that shit built in. You gotta look for one that doesn't. But I recommend against using that feature. I disconnected my tv from the internet because it kept updating (at least weekly, sometimes daily). Instead use Roku. Cleaner, more apps, more betterest.
edwina wrote: Is the Direct TV "wireless" service really wireless?
Nope. It's just like cable.
edwina wrote: Can I wirelessly view content from my PC?
Sure.

Here's my setup from about two years ago
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All that smart-tv stuff is now routed through the roku.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by ed » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:54 am

You are such a tease, you brute.

How, when, where?????

Had this guy that worked for me back in the day. Really really compulsive. Would master an area before buying anything "because". Whe I wanted a TV or something I'd just go up to him and say "what should I buy?". Didn't have to know why, I just wanted to be happy. And remain lazy.

So give dammit. How to strean the tv content because then fuck ruku, can do it all thru the tV. Right?
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:57 am

Yes, you can do it all through the tv. Doesn't matter the brand. Some brands even use roku built in.

turn on tv. Select Smart choice on remote. It will show you all the built in apps. Select netflix. It will load its [no doubt klunky] version of the netflix app. enter password or type in key for first run. done.

Same for amazon, hulu, hbo, showtime, etc.

The interface will suck. But you won't know.