Let's say I have this
H:\Films directory that I should like to have access to from my mobile (android) VLC player.
On Win 10, I created a local user,
stream and created a password for it.
Then I went into the
Network & Sharing Center and made sure that
Turn on file and printer sharing was selected in both,
guest or public (current profile) and that
turn on password protected sharing was on in
all networks (with an
Next I go to the
H:\Films directory's properties and under
advanced sharing select
share this folder then in permissions, remove "Everyone" and instead add read access for the
stream user only.
Alright, according to windows, this folder should now be accessible on
I open up VLC on android and select the
Local Network tab.
MY_COMPUTER shows up as an
I click on it, expecting to be asked for credentials as is the case for other smb servers ... except I'm not being asked. There's just this circular loading icon spinning ad infinitum.
Tried with the windows firewall turned off, didn't make a difference.
Tried with full access to the folder for
everyone, didn't make a difference.
How do I allow VLC to connect to this folder?