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Casting video to 1800T

Mick Allen

New Member
Is there a guide to setting this up? I'm trying to cast an mp4 file from the video folder on W10 to an 1800T. When I right click on the file the option 'cast to device' is not picking up the 1800T, it's picking up a neighbour's printer instead? I can successfully d/l files from the box to pc (hd and sd), and the box is available on Network Locations>HumaxFTP.
 
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Mick Allen

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What makes you think the 1800T has a casting client?
Just assumed that it would. What would be the point of having a folder on it for pictures, unless that's just designed for viewing via the usb stick? Or is that what it is designed for?
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Yup. You can play and/or import video/photos/MP3 from USB storage, or play from a DLNA server on your home network. Play has to be commanded from the 1800T menus - you can't direct it from elsewhere. It may also have FTP or SMB capability for network access to the file storage.

:RTFM:

PS: The 1800T also has a DLNA server, so you can view recordings (etc) from elsewhere on your network using a media player with DLNA client capability. The server probably needs to be turned on in the settings.
 
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EEPhil

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To be honest, I've no idea what "cast to device" means. If it means you want to initiate the playing of a file from your W10 computer to the 1800T, then as far as I can see there is no way to do this. As BH pointed out in post #4 the 1800T has a DLNA server which can serve StdDef files to other devices. It has to be turned on. "Read the fine manual". It is also possible to use the 1800T as a DLNA client. If you can work out how to set up your W10 computer as a DLNA server, then you should be able - from the 1800T - to view a file stored on the W10 computer.
I only make use of the video folder on the 2000T (essentially the same as an 1800T). You can transfer pictures/music/video to the Humax via ftp. I've never tried to upload music or photos via a USB device so I don't know if that works. As BH says you can play video/music and view photos directly from a USB device.
I have never seen any reference to the 1800T/2000T being able to use SMB.
 
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Mick Allen

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I thought WMP had DLNA capabilities? I can play files on the Humax on W10 via my home network, just thought it would work the other way round.
 
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