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BD-D5300 Allshare and Linux

by trentus78 / September 5, 2011 7:36 PM PDT

Hi. I have just bought a Samsung Blu-Ray BD-D5300 and a Samsung LA32D450G1M LCD TV. I like them very much, only the problem is that i cant get the Allshare feature to work. More to the point is i have no idea how to get it to work or use it. I use Linux Ubuntu 10.04lts as an O/S.

I have tried to use many packages to link the TV with the PC but none have worked. Mediatomb, XMBC and MythTV dont give enough instructions on how to set them up to use them.

What i want to do is watch the movies that are on my HDD, via the ethernet cable to my TV. (the ethernet cable is puged in to the Blu-Ray player and not the TV. the TV does not have an ethernet port. a HDMI cable is used to link the Blu-Ray and TV).

I have tried every thing that i cant thing of to get Allshare working but i cant so i am here asking for some much needed help. I have just reinstalled, fresh, my Ubuntu O/S.

There are many forums on Allshare on Linux but none that i have come across that explains what i want to do.

I just want to watch my movies via the ethernet cable.

Can any one please help me resolve this issue.

Many thanks in advance.

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just to add
by trentus78 / September 5, 2011 7:41 PM PDT

i just wanted to add that i would like to use XBMC as the media source to play from.

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And there's the issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 12:20 AM PDT

When we move away from what the makers support we are left to learn more and dig for answers.

Any chance of using it like the maker intended?

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by trentus78 / September 6, 2011 9:11 PM PDT
In reply to: And there's the issue.

I would be happy to use it like it was intended to if only i could know how to use it.

Are you able to help me set this up so it works?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2011 1:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Allshare

Sorry but I can't come to your home and install it on Windows and all that.

I too am beginning to think the makers of such systems need to provide such services since not everyone is going to want to do the work.

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Have a good day
by trentus78 / September 7, 2011 9:10 AM PDT
In reply to: No.

I think you may have misunderstood my post.

Thanks all the same Bob.


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"Are you able to help me set this up so it works?"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2011 9:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Have a good day

"Are you able to help me set this up so it works?"

You seemed pretty clear about this. While we have the Samsung document you will encounter folk that don't have a Windows machine to install the Samsung software on.

Past that we run into that BRICK WALL about what encodings are supported then the TRAP DOOR OPENS and the poor consumer starts to wonder why FAST FORWARD and similar don't seem to work.

Let's say that while it is possible to get it installed and working (you never revealed what didn't work) you might be upset about how a VHS TAPE PLAYER sometimes has better controls.

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