Sunday, 3 February 2013

How To Stream Videos From PC to Android Using ES File Explorer ?

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 PC

1. 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.

share folder in windows

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.

share folder to every one in windows

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.

es file explorer lan new scan

5. Now it will show your PC's ip address eg: 192.168.2.7 . Long press on it and select Edit server.

es file explorer lan pc ip edit server

6. In Edit Server page... uncheck Anonymous check-box and enter your admin Username and Password and press OK.

es file explorer lan pc ip edit server user name password

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.

open network and sharing center

2. Navigate to Advanced sharing settings and check Turn of password protected sharing radio button.

turn off password protected sharing

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.

es file explorer lan pc ip edit server anonymous

7. Step 7 is also same as first method.

That's it ...enjoy streaming.

6 comments:

  • Devin says:
    18 February 2013 at 09:43

    es explorer is my favorite file manager.thanks for info.

  • Ziex Geass says:
    19 February 2013 at 18:23

    Great information! I did'nt know that es explorer are this great..thank you

  • Craig Lawrence says:
    1 April 2013 at 00:56

    I have a galaxy ace and galaxy tab 2. I found ES on the play store and think its great on my Tab 2, I had to download VLC to play some of my videos though.
    I have a problem with my Ace though. VLC is not compatible with my gingerbread Ace. Also if I want to stream using ES Media player it has to download the full file to my Ace to play it. Any ideas? Or should I install a custom Rom to Jelly Bean or Ice Cream?

  • sabeer sas says:
    1 April 2013 at 21:17

    @Craig Lawrence
    Bro i don't have Galaxy ACE to test it...install MX Player and while streaming play using MX..

  • awesome says:
    12 August 2013 at 03:05

    "While getting a better package like ES File Explorer for free why we want to go for a premium one ?"

    Maybe ES File Explorer doesn't work for remote connections and is only limited to LAN? Sure, ES is better when it comes to LAN streaming do giving the users more freedom to pick their own players, such as MX Player which is far more versatile. However, when you're on the go good luck trying to achieve the same thing on ES. You should specify this in your article since Emit is specifically designed to be a remote player.

  • sabeer sas says:
    15 August 2013 at 07:48

    @awesome
    Bro... in the post title it is Stream Videos From PC to Android .. its not from remote server to android..also i am mentioned in the post that

    "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)."

    thats why i am written like that....

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