Hi all. I’m a fan of NextCloud as much as the next FOSS fan but I’m having some trouble with what feels like it should be a simple use of NextCloud–namely watching a video on a TV.
How do you all get a video from NextCloud onto a TV (large screen for viewing with others)?
I can watch a video using NextCloud in the browser, that extension works great for what it does (and kudos to the devs for that) However pushing that video to another device, I’m stuck. The best I can do is open NextCloud in chrome and use the built-in cast tab, but that’s clunky as it requires you to keep that specific browser tab open and uses resources on that device.
If it’s on my home network I can use something like Plex or Emby (completely bypassing NextCloud) to play the video over DLNA–but what if I want to watch one of my movies at a friends house? Obviously I can log in, but even if they have a DLNA server, do I need to download the video–which could take a while for a highres video… Am I missing something? Is NextCloud just not the right tool for this? Or is nobody interested in this idea, just me?
I should note that I have an NVidia Shield hooked up to my TV but I’m curious what other setups people have. Is there something else you use that’s easier to work with (or cheaper)? Again, what about visiting friends/family members house?
I’m curious to see how you all handle this issue! I appreciate the advice/tips.