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Unable to Stream

Postby phenixdragon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:27 pm

I can't seem to get Remote Media Center to stream on my phone, a Motorola Photon. I have VPlayer, MoboPlayer, and RockPLayer Lite all installed and none of them will play. They each get a message that they are unable to play the file.

Here are the specific errors:
VPlayer: Failed to stream, returned RESULT_FAILED.
MoboPlayer: Can't open (then the address) play
RockPlayer Lite: Can't open (then the address) play

I can stream via my computer just fine. I do not have any firewalls on my phone or Media Center box.

Any ideas?
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Re: Unable to Stream

Postby PeeWee » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:44 am

The first thing that came to my mind is: maybe streams are blocked by your provider or maybe the neccessary ports aren't open in your router. AFAIK Remote media Center does not use the 9081-9083 ports for streaming like the Silverlive & HTML streaming does.

Are you able to stream anything from any website using VPlayer?
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Re: Unable to Stream

Postby phenixdragon » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:50 am

I haven't tried using VPlayer to stream anything so maybe my router is blocking still. What ports should I have open?
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Re: Unable to Stream

Postby PeeWee » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:03 am

phenixdragon wrote:I haven't tried using VPlayer to stream anything so maybe my router is blocking still. What ports should I have open?


Well, thats the problem. According to the maker of Remote Media Center, it works based on http live streaming, so it's not neccessary to open ports... my bad. Still, there shouldn't be any firewall filters active that could influence http packets. Do you use Microsoft Security Essentials by any chance? We have had reports on that being the culprint.

Link (second post on the page) : http://remotepotatoforums.fatattitude.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&p=4452&sid=b02e6fd50b66f4a5317c87a732346460&sid=b02e6fd50b66f4a5317c87a732346460#p4452

Http live streaming: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Live_Streaming
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Re: Unable to Stream

Postby phenixdragon » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:21 am

I do have Security Essentials installed.
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Re: Unable to Stream

Postby PeeWee » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:16 pm

phenixdragon wrote:I do have Security Essentials installed.


I advise to temporarily uninstall Security Essentials to test if that is the cause, it solved the streaming problem for another Remote Potato User. If Security Essentials is indeed the cause, you could opt for another security solution, or maybe we can dig deeper into Security Essentials to find what is causing it to block streaming.
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