Cord Cutting, Cord Running

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby ed » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:57 pm

I still have direct tv + netflix and amazon thru my desktop pc.

Don't see a way of ditching the PC. But I did get this thingie for some other TVs
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NE ... UTF8&psc=1

Lets you watch virtually any video file no muss no fuss.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:17 pm

So does that mean you can watch YouTube videos on your big screen TV?

Or what?
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby corplinx » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:29 pm

on a PC, go to ninite.com, select "K-Lite Codecs", download, execute.

It installs media player classic and all the right codecs already setup.

To update it, you just re-run the ninite installer and it will check your current version and update it.

I advise using ninite for any other apps you see on it as well that you normally use to update them all at once.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby corplinx » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:31 pm

My TCL Roku TVs from Costco do 4K, HDR, Amazon video, Netflix, Youtube. And they have the Emby app which lets you play content off your local Emby media server. It's a bit better than using the stock DLNA client app with a generic DLNA server. I still have a ChromeCastHD dongle though for casting from my devices. It's really convenient.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby gnome » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:51 pm

corplinx wrote:on a PC, go to ninite.com, select "K-Lite Codecs", download, execute.

It installs media player classic and all the right codecs already setup.

To update it, you just re-run the ninite installer and it will check your current version and update it.

I advise using ninite for any other apps you see on it as well that you normally use to update them all at once.


No kidding, Media Player Classic? Does it do .mkvs, DVDs, and .srt subtitles?
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby Grammatron » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:53 pm

gnome wrote:
corplinx wrote:on a PC, go to ninite.com, select "K-Lite Codecs", download, execute.

It installs media player classic and all the right codecs already setup.

To update it, you just re-run the ninite installer and it will check your current version and update it.

I advise using ninite for any other apps you see on it as well that you normally use to update them all at once.


No kidding, Media Player Classic? Does it do .mkvs, DVDs, and .srt subtitles?


And how.

I prefer it over VLC in some cases.
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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby corplinx » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:11 pm

i prefer it over VLC in every case usually. i keep VLC as a backup only for problem files. ninite can install/update both though so it isn't a binary decision.

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Re: Cord Cutting, Cord Running

Postby gnome » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:02 am

Just coming back to say I made the switch, two things I like already:

- If I start typing in a neighboring window and accidentally still have the movie file in focus, it doesn't start fucking up the player.

- It's able to choose English subtitles by default.
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