VLC not playing remote HDD - Smb error (but works on File Manager+)

Dec 17, 2016
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Hi folks,

Been looking through the questions and online but can't quite find the specific answer to this issue though it looks like lots of people have smb problems with VLC.

I have attached a hard drive to my router on the home wifi and made it available on the network. Accesses fine on my Surface Pro 4, and on my Samsung S3 tablet via File Manager+.

However, when VLC tries to open it I get this error:

'Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'smb: file location'. Check the log for details.'

Obviously with my home wifi as the location.

All the things I can see online talk about looking at smb or VLC on the PC so I can't find the equivalent options on the android app or the tablet to sort. It's odd it will access through one app but not the other.

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance.
 
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Amazingly I seem to have sorted it - I created a new network folder and manually entered the IP Address and directory and it seems to have worked!
 

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