I was written a post about Streaming Videos from PC to Android using Emit but recently i am started using ES File Explorer to stream videos from my laptop PC to Android phone (Galaxy S2). For me ES File Explorer works better than Emit. ES streams the videos faster than Emit. While getting a better package like ES File Explorer for free why we want to go for a premium one ?
In this post I am writing the steps to connect and stream videos from PC to Android using ES File Explorer in both Anonymous and Authenticated ways. To Work both ways your phone and PC must connect to same network or router.
Download ES File Explorer From Google Play
Share desired folder in Your Windows PC1. In your PC right click on the desired folder you want to share and select Properties.
2. In Properties Window navigate to Sharing tab and click Share button.
3. It will open a new window...select Everyone in the drop down list ... click Add button then Share button finally on the other screen Done button.
Done ...You are shared the folder...Now follow the steps to connect phone to PC using ES File Explorer.
How To Connect ES File Explorer to PC using Username and Password ?1. Connect Phone and PC to the same network or router.
2. Open ES File Explorer in your phone.
3. Swipe left or click local on top right and select LAN.
4. In LAN page Click New and select Scan.
5. Now it will show your PC's ip address eg: 192.168.2.7 . Long press on it and select Edit server.
6. In Edit Server page... uncheck Anonymous check-box and enter your admin Username and Password and press OK.
7. Now It will open the PC's ip page again...Just Click on the ip ... it will explore your PC with shared folder ...go to directory and select the video you want to play....Done !
How To Connect ES File Explorer to PC Anonymously ?To connect Anonymously you have to setup some settings in your PC..Follow the steps below.
1.Open Network and Sharing Center.
2. Navigate to Advanced sharing settings and check Turn of password protected sharing radio button.
Done...Now take your phone and follow the steps below.
1. Steps 1 to 5 is same as the Connect using Username and Password method.
6. In Edit Server page... check Anonymous check-box and and press OK.
7. Step 7 is also same as first method.
That's it ...enjoy streaming.