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Sream movies from PC to Lumia with VLC Mirror

VLC is a free and open-sourced media player that many tech-heads have been using for years on their computers. Its ability to play a wide range of media formats has often meant people see this as the best media player. Now, VLC Mirror on your Nokia Lumia means that you can stream the movies from your PC to your phone with ease.

Firstly, you’ll need to download and install VLC Media Player 2.0.2 onto your PC. Secondly, install the VLC Mirror app onto your Nokia Lumia.

In order for you to be able to stream your movies from your PC, you need to ensure that your phone and computer are connected to the same network. That doesn’t mean you need an Internet connection, but at least share the same connection – most likely Wi-Fi.

Browsing drives

Browsing files

This connection becomes the conduit for any of the media file you want to display on your Nokia Lumia.

Once you’ve found your movie file, just select it and it will begin to play. The on-screen controls mean that you’ll never have to touch the keyboard or mouse connected to your computer.

One of the valuable features of PCs is the massive storage capacity. It’s not uncommon for people these days to have terabytes of HDD space inside their PC. This means having easy access to those drives from your Nokia Lumia allows you to enjoy more movies, without compromising the storage on your phone.

Additionally, if you’ve got more than one PC connected on the same network, you’ll also have access to those drives, too. VLC Mirror enables you to flick between drives and PCs with ease.

The best feature of VLC Mirror is that it can play media files that typically your phone can’t. Those strange files with formats that you don’t recognise and would usually discard? Keep hold of them, run them through VLC to see if it’ll play on your phone – chances are, it will.

Remember, it will only work within the confines of the network your PC and phone are connected to. Venture outside or out of range, and you’ll lose the connection.

Download VLC Mirror today.