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Netflix Streaming Video and Wifi DVD

by xmike / December 25, 2012 1:49 AM PST

Does anyone know if it is possible to send streaming Video from my Computer via Router to a WiFi equipped DVD player? I have Netflix now and through my Computer they offer me Streaming Movies that aren't available on Instant Queue viewing. I don't want to run Hardwired since my Router is Maxed out. No available ports.

My Computer is a Home Built Asus running Windows XP. The DVD player hasn't been purchased yet that I want to use. The Router is a Linksys E2000 which is connected to a Booster.

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I've never seen that done.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2012 4:57 AM PST

Your post sounds like you want to play Netflix on your PC but somehow get the video or Netflix over to the dvd player.

So far, such a thing has not been done for a lot of reasons. I'm sure you're asking because you discovered no one has done this.

Why not look to see if there's a Netflix on this player?

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Special Streaming Video
by xmike / December 25, 2012 11:23 PM PST

Netflix offers direct Streaming Video offers via email. These movie offers are not available on Instant Queue but are just for instant viewing on your PC. It requires an Operating System like Windows on a PC and is not available through the regular Netflix receiver. Two programs in the last month were offered, Bones and Sons of Anarchy last season series. The problem is they would not be available over the TV Box until later in the year or next.

I have a PS3 that receives my Netflix, the Audio went out in my regular Netflix / DVD receiver so I am using it temporarily. The PS3 has Web Browser access to Netflix. But when I try to play it through the Browser I get an error telling me I need a Computer Operating System.

I'm not trying to Burn Netflix Movies on my DVD, just trying to use the WiFi setup to display what is on the computer over to the TV. Kind of like the way the old VCR's used a switch to bypass the incoming video around the VCR playback output.

They have cables that connect between your Computer and TV to view a larger picture, I just wondered if anyone has done this by using a WiFi DVD player.

My house is just getting Wired Out !!!! To many cables, the wife just looks and smiles and says the Dust Bunnies are all mine.


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Sorry, I don't see where I mentioned any Burn DVD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2012 11:49 PM PST

"I just wondered if anyone has done this by using a WiFi DVD player."

I thought I answered that. I wrote I've never seen it done and there are good reasons why. And since why will not help you get it working I stopped there.

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You can not...
by givemeaname / December 26, 2012 4:15 AM PST

DRM will stop you from making copies and you can not remove it from streaming video.

Sounds like you need a Switch to add to your router, $20-30 for 8 ports.

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