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How to Stream AVI files over DLNA


DLNA is a wonderful way to connect and enjoy media files via home wired or wireless network. You may use the DLNA feature to access media files over your home network from one DLNA compliant device to other DLNA enabled devices, such as a PC or PlayStation system. However, when you stream AVI to DLNA device, the result shows that some AVI files are not supported by DLNA. This article will quickly walk you through how to make AVI files DLNA compliant, so that you can play AVI via DLNA easily.

Actually, some DLNA compatible devices can support AVI format, but it is limited to Xvid/DivX SD. Some DivX HD AVI movies are not supported well. In usual, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 are the typical supported formats by DLNA. To make all AVI files DLNA compliant, you can convert AVI to DLNA most compatible format first. Brorsoft Video Converter is the best solution for you.

This video app is professional on fast transcoding AVI to DLNA supported format without quality loss. In addition, it not only supports AVI videos, but also handles various common video formats, like MTS, MKV, VOB, MOV, WMV .etc. Plus, it offers kinds of preset profiles for media players including PS3, iPad, iPhone, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nook HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy S6, etc to meet your different needs. For Mac users, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is the alternative choice. Now, we will give a detailed guide on the whole process from converting AVI to DLNA supported video.

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Guide: How to stream and play AVI files over DLNA

1. Load original AVI files

Start the AVI video converter. Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your AVI files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)


2. Decide output format

Click Format bar and choose a DLNA supported video format. MPEG-4, MPEG-2 from "Common Video" are all the proper choice.


3. Specify video/audio parameters

Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters. As for DLNA streaming, select a proper bitrate and resolution based on your WLAN bandwidth.

4. Start encoding AVI to DLNA

Click Convert button to start converting AVI to DLNA compatible video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from the output folder and then transfer and play AVI on any DLNA supported media device with ease.

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