Using Shortcut Program for Default Media Location

CaffeineTripp

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I've come upon a bit of a problem; I'd like to stream my movies I have on my server through my Samsung HT-F4500 blu-ray as it gives the option to change sources. It defaults to the normal Windows XP My Documents folder, but I've got all my media on an external hard drive. I've attempted to do a shortcut in the 'Videos' folder, but did not work.

Is there anyway I can have a shortcut, or something along those lines, default to the external drive?

-I cannot move the media to the tower's drives as they are too small to handle everything.
-I cannot change the default directory of the blu-ray player
-If I want to watch something from the server I have to change the file format as the blu-ray only likes MP4 and will not play anything else; most everything is in AVI.
 

jFiveNYC

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According to page #21 of the user manual, your Samsung device is DLNA compliant. You need to read through the user manual below to see how to setup DLNA software provided by Samsung. You are not forced to use the Samsung method, there are alternatives. If you do not know what "transcoding" means, you may what to stick with the method described in the Samsung manual.

Samsung HT-F4500 User Manual
- http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201301/20130131110607847/02574A_HT-F4500_ZA_01-0124.pdf

Windows Media DLNA Setup
http://www.pcworld.com/article/245888/how_to_stream_digital_media_from_your_windows_7_pc.html

DLNA Hi-Five
- http://lifehacker.com/5975362/five-best-desktop-media-servers

 

jFiveNYC

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According to page #21 of the user manual, your Samsung device is DLNA compliant. You need to read through the user manual below to see how to setup DLNA software provided by Samsung. You are not forced to use the Samsung method, there are alternatives. If you do not know what "transcoding" means, you may what to stick with the method described in the Samsung manual.

Samsung HT-F4500 User Manual
- http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201301/20130131110607847/02574A_HT-F4500_ZA_01-0124.pdf

Windows Media DLNA Setup
http://www.pcworld.com/article/245888/how_to_stream_digital_media_from_your_windows_7_pc.html

DLNA Hi-Five
- http://lifehacker.com/5975362/five-best-desktop-media-servers

 

CaffeineTripp

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Brilliant sir, apparently I missed that part in the manual/didn't think the server would be able to handle it. Ol' Dell Dimension 1525...though it still might not, but we'll see.
 

jFiveNYC

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Do you mean the Inspiron 1525 laptop? If yes, it's a Core 2 Duo that should play OK but will likely have problems with larger files (>1GB). If you do have playback issues, try fiddling with the quality settings if any exist.
 
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