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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I've finally got a proper router, set up my home network both upstairs and downstairs.

 

Now I just need to find out how to stream my files from the ftp server over network (cabled) to my different computers around the house.

 

 

Opening VLC and just trying the network stream works fine... for 3 seconds, then it just ends. (passive ftp stuff?)

 

Using Filezilla (it's easy to setup, so I used that) for the ftp server.

 

(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 230 Logged on
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> EPSV ALL
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||54000|)
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> TYPE I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 200 Type set to I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> SIZE Movies/MOV.mkv
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 213 9639286498
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> EPSV
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||54001|)
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> TYPE I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 200 Type set to I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> RETR Movies/MOV.mkv
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 150 Connection accepted
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 426 Connection closed; transfer aborted.
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> ABOR
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 226 ABOR command successful
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> EPSV
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||54002|)
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> TYPE I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 200 Type set to I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> REST 9639255040
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 350 Rest supported. Restarting at 9639255040
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> RETR Movies/MOV.mkv
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 150 Connection accepted, restarting at offset 9639255040
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 226 Transfer OK
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> ABOR
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 226 ABOR command successful
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> EPSV
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||54003|)
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> TYPE I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 200 Type set to I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> REST 6387
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 350 Rest supported. Restarting at 6387
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> RETR Movies/MOV.mkv
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 150 Connection accepted, restarting at offset 6387
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:04 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 426 Connection closed; transfer aborted.
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> ABOR
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 226 ABOR command successful
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> EPSV
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||54004|)
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> TYPE I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 200 Type set to I
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> REST 672948
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 350 Rest supported. Restarting at 672948
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> RETR Movies/MOV.mkv
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 150 Connection accepted, restarting at offset 672948
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:05 - admin (192.168.0.13)> 426 Connection closed; transfer aborted.
(000015)30-05-2014 20:00:08 - admin (192.168.0.13)> disconnected.
 
Any ideas or alternatives very welcome. :)
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Posted · Original PosterOP

What is Samba?

 

I forgot to mention the server with the data is running windows 7. The other clients are running a mix of windows 7 and 8.1.

 

I have the port range 54000-55000 forwarded and working perfectly for 2 years using this server for simple file transfers.

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Samba = Windows Shares

 

The error comes from problems with connections between different networks, I don't know why it happens if you are using your local network. Make sure that the firewall is not the problema with the client computer.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Disabling firewall doesn't seem to change anything. Tried on both ends.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

How about an alternative? Forget VLC?

 

Other streaming solutions that would work over network?

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Doing over FTP is more trouble than it has to be.

 

Just install Plex Media Server on the computer with the media on it and stream to other computer or devices with the Plex app or with a web browser.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I will try that right now and see if that works. Their website looks promising atleast :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

hmm, it downscales and reencodes my videos - that wasn't the idea.

 

I need it to play the actual file as it is, if possible. Pretty interresting thing this Plex though. I will probably play about with it a bit more.

 

It will be played on a computer every time, not a TV where the signal needs to be a specific format.

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hmm, it downscales and reencodes my videos - that wasn't the idea.

 

I need it to play the actual file as it is, if possible. Pretty interresting thing this Plex though. I will probably play about with it a bit more.

 

It will be played on a computer every time, not a TV where the signal needs to be a specific format.

Stream it using VLC from the server to VLC on your local network. Or install Apache and put it in a directory accessible using Apache. VLC will play videos over HTTP perfectly fine.

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On 5/30/2014 at 8:49 PM, Anthony_95 said:

Maybe someone has another solution ?

Hi everyone. I installed vlc and tried for day to play media over the ftp server. But it failed.  I then installed a ftp client and in this case I make use of file zillion.  It looks like Windows Explorer. Once connected Filezilla to the server. I simply drag and drop my media on vlc. Everything plays fine. I did not make any adjustments to vlc setting. (clean install) 

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Hi everyone. I installed vlc and tried for days to play media over the ftp server. But it failed.  I then installed a ftp client and in this case I make use of file zilla.  It looks like Windows Explorer. Once connected Filezilla to the server. I simply drag and drop my media on vlc. Everything plays fine. I did not make any adjustments to vlc setting. (clean install) 

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