1. dianehelen's Avatar
    Ok so this does not specifically only apply to our Note, but it's so cool I wanted to share.
    Many of us have been struggling with the various ways, cabled or wireless, to get videos saved locally to our devices, to be shown on an HDMI TV, and not a smart tv, just one with an HDMI port. Now you do need to be on wifi and internet, but you don't have to mess with cables or finding a working adapter.

    Here is what you need :
    Our Gnote , of course
    a Chromecast (35 buck device)
    A tv with an HDMI port
    Real Player Cloud App (Free in Google play)

    Now the highlighted feature of the real player cloud is to upload your videos to their servers, and cast via chromecast, or share, etc. The problem with this is, if you have more than a few videos, and you upload them, you will quickly run out of the 2gb free space.

    BUT ;-), You can upload a video, they will convert it to the correct specs for it to be cast from Chromecast. Once this optimization is complete, you can now download the optimized mp4 video, back to your tablet,

    Now, locally from your tablet, you can cast from the RP cloud app, to your Chromecast, and see it on your tv.

    (yes, this works with any video you upload, including movies, tv shows that you download via torr, or ripped from dvds you have)

    After you download the optimized mp4 from your cloud, you can delete the one you uploaded, and never really use up your free space.

    I have now successfully done this with about 5 movies and 3 tv shows.

    Hope this makes sense, and helps someone :-D
    charles777 and Striker101960 like this.
    01-15-2014 12:18 PM
  2. Striker101960's Avatar
    Have you tried it with the Samsung hub movies? Thanks for the info will give it a shot
    01-15-2014 03:26 PM
  3. dianehelen's Avatar
    won't work with those :-(
    01-15-2014 04:14 PM
  4. monicakm's Avatar
    I got dizzy just reading all that <lol> All that uploading and downloading would eat up my 10GB data cap (satellite) in one day. Must be nice to have an unlimited download plan.
    I'm downloading movies (not Hub movies) straight onto my external SD card-putting them on my desktop computer-burning the mp4s to a DVD (3 movies one one DVD) and deleting off the computer. The only snag I've run into is a format mkv. I had video but no sound. Needed a different player. Real Player can play the format but isn't compatible with our tablet so I installed QQPlayer. This grandkids will have to watch this one movie on the tablet.
    01-15-2014 05:32 PM
  5. dianehelen's Avatar
    monica, get mxplayer, it will play just about any format
    So sorry that you dont have unlimited data on your home internet
    01-15-2014 05:36 PM
  6. Tbayrgs's Avatar
    Or if you don't mind spending a few bucks, can use PLEX to cast any video from your home library (DRM free, of course) to your Chromecast.

    If you haven't used PLEX before, you download their Media Server application to you home computer, point it towards your media, set up a myPLEX account on their website. From there you can now stream nearly any of your content (PLEX can handle nearly every codec) over your home network or remotely via wifi or cell network to any other computer or device with a PLEX app (i.e. Roku, some SMART TVs, iOS or Android devices). I believe the app costs $4.99 in the Apple App store or Google Play store.

    If you'd like to cast to a Chromecast, you will need to sign up for PLEXpass, which at this point costs $3.99/mo (or $29.99/annually or $74.99 once for lifetime subscription) but this functionality will supposedly be free at some point in the near future. The beauty of this setup is you now can stream any of your content at anytime/location to a Chromecast. I used it when I traveled over the holidays and it worked great--streamed a bunch of my movies from my home in Florida to chilly upstate NY and was able to watch at a few different family member's homes thanks to this setup. I don't use it like this at home as I have Apple TV's set up around the house but it's a far better mobile solution.
    01-15-2014 09:09 PM
  7. dianehelen's Avatar
    I looked at Plex, too complex, did not want any more software on my computer, did not want to deal with a monthly fee, and did not want to have to depend on home computer being on and the server on it being up. The Chromecast, and my tablet are totally portable.
    01-15-2014 09:24 PM
  8. Tbayrgs's Avatar
    I looked at Plex, too complex, did not want any more software on my computer, did not want to deal with a monthly fee, and did not want to have to depend on home computer being on and the server on it being up. The Chromecast, and my tablet are totally portable.
    I can certainly understand not wanting to pay a monthly subscription or that having a home computer always available may be problematic but don't understand what's complex or the hesitation about more software. The Plex Media Server application is tiny, unobtrusive and runs in the background--no different than say, having the Dropbox client or Google Play Music Manager. You install it, point it towards your media folders on your computer (or in my case, external HDD) and that's it. No manually uploading individual files, then manually downloading to your device. Add a new file to your computer, Plex Media Server automatically detects the change and updates your library. If streaming isn't an option where you'll be, you have the option of downloading for offline viewing.

    Again, not belittling your choice, to each there own. I have a dedicated desktop at home that's alway available so this option works perfectly for my situation. Just want to clarify in case someone else is looking for a similar solution.
    01-16-2014 01:48 PM
  9. dianehelen's Avatar
    Ya I understood all you were saying just expressing for me, I prefer the Real cloud option. it's nice to have choices that we are free to select as to what works best for our needs
    01-16-2014 02:07 PM
  10. stan23's Avatar
    That's a complicated way to do something simple.

    If you download a file that doesn't play via DLNA, just convert the movie file to something compatible. All done right from your phone. Vidcon is one app.
    01-16-2014 02:39 PM
  11. dianehelen's Avatar
    Stan, unless I'm missing something in your suggestion, how do you get the converted video to play on non smart hdmi tv?
    01-16-2014 03:18 PM
  12. mugenakuma's Avatar
    I think the iOgear GWAVR I recently got from Newegg would could be a good option. It's just like the Samsung Allshare device or Netgear Push2TV but can stream in 1080p and has very reliable connectivity.

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    01-17-2014 08:07 PM

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