Originally Posted by xylin6
This is seriously cool
so,is the external wi fi hard drive a necessity? or could i just access my computers internal and external hard drive folders on my walkman the same as i would using another computer in the house by just adding the shared folders using our wi fi router? cause you mentioned it should work in principle through any hi fi network,and that would be great!
well i suppose i need to just give it a go sometime here in the next day or two and find out. thanks again for the step by step process,that is very helpful!
As long as it is a share that on your wifi network it makes no difference. BTW, instead of ES, which is more of a file manager then a player, Neutron Player ($6) can add any network share as source. Here is a quicky on how to do it.
1, in Windows (or Mac), right click on a folder, then select properties->sharing->share.
2, if you don't know your computer's own IP local in the network, then type "cmd" in search, then use the command "ipconfig/all". You should see a bunch of stuff (may need to scroll up), and under your wifi adapter, you should see a line "IPv4 Address" and that's your IP (Should be something like 192.168.?.?).
3, assume your F is on the same wifi, open up Neutron Player.
4, click the top right icon and scroll down to sources.
5, hit the plus button on the bottom, select network, then hit the plus button again.
6, put the computer's IP in Address, then browse to the folder(s) you want to add and hit the circle button next to it.
7, give it your computer login and password if necessary, but generally using "guest" for user and no password should work, as you only need read access.
8, when done, hit the check button on the bottom right.
9, the app will starts scanning for files (this could take a LONG time), once it's done, then you will see the music or videos it in your list.
I spend over 8 hours last night trying find a working cifs.ko module to mount the remote share, only end up with something this simple and no root require. BTW, if Neutron Player won't scan, then use ES File Manager and browse to the shared folder to "wake it up", and you might have to rescan the folder multiple times to make it scan. Good luck.
p.s. I think there is a bug in the Neutron Player that if it tries to scan too many remote files at once it will quit, so try to add one or two folders with small amount of files at a time. There maybe other better apps for this out there, so if you know any then please share.
Edited by DrSheep - 9/8/13 at 11:07am