Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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Hi all!

New to the Archos 7 forums, just lost the use of my 605 wifi (very sad!), so ordered a new 7HT (should be with me tomorrow by 1pm if amazon stick to their promise!!)

What i wanted to know was - what is the difference between the 7HT and the 7IT? And most importantly...with the 605 Wifi i could connect to my home network, then in the file browser access my movies on my pc, then play them straight from there - no problems. I assumed the 7HT would be the very same...however reading a few worrying things here and there which say the 7HT doesnt in fact allow playing movies across the network!!

Please someone....say it aint so!!!!

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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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It ain't so. For one, try ES File Explorer.

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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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ah thanks for that Allen!!

i had spotted someone mentioning es fe - but they had issues with file types? generally speaking if a file is compatible with the 7HT - will es play it? also if it uses its own video player - is the quality as good as the 7HT's own player?

many thanks

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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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ES file explorer doesn't work for watching videos over wifi! Alen which one are you using?
http://searchyoutube.wordpress.com/
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i have used es file explorer on my htc fone - and it can indeed view video across wifi - but only mp4 (in the case of the htc). so is this a restriction of the app, or a restriction of the htc? in other words, will the 7HT only play mp4 via es file explorer, or will it play avi etc?

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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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The video player is built into ES FE so there's where this restriction lies.

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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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hmm mp4 isnt really much of an option, id need at least standard avi support. other options seem to be the orb approach which ive tried - but not at all good enough, any other things to try??

cheers

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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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Hey what about Himselfs Mount.apk - sticky on this forum.

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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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thanks chris, would that allow a network share to act as a local drive? sounds interesting! i gather i would have to install a different firmware to allow this?

cheers
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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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had a look at that sticky chris, forgive my ignorance but i have no clue what is being talked about - or rather i do - but no idea how to do it lol where can i find the required firmware and module, how do i install them?

thanks for ure help folks
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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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Hi gsteruk,

The obvious rooted firmware to use would be himself's version

The 0.27 Yar version is based on the new update
and can be downloaded from the site http://www.a7ht.co.cc

WARNING
check out the instructions for installation they can be found in the wiki on this site.

for 0.27 YAR - by himself - rooted with increased space very stable
see this page:
http://wiki.archosfans.com/index.php?ti ... structions

As for the the Mount.apk it can be download from this thread (first post has a "download here" link):
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=38310

I haven't tried it so ask questions in the thread

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Archos 7HT - Video across wifi...

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cheers chris! ill check out that info
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