I've got a desktop with a 500GB harddisc with some movies. I would like to play a video from it on my laptop which has only 64GB SSD and is in another room, but on the same LAN.
For now both computers run on Windows so I have a shared folder set on the desktop, which I connect to from my laptop. Then I just start playing the video in VLC from my laptop. The problem is that the video sometimes freeze for a few sec to load a new bunch of data.
Is there some option to either set the cache (for VLC) bigger or should I use some different protocol to send video over LAN to have it play smoother (streaming?)?