Yep, that’s right, you can use your computer to stream movies, music and photos to your Nokia N8 over your home Wi-Fi network. TVersity supports flash, which of course is compatible with the Nokia N8 meaning you can take full advantage of anything that uses flash. The quality seems to be great whilst streaming, so the quality will never be compromised – although you should understand that it will lose some of its clarity.
The program is very customizable, so you can change any settings to suit your particular needs, which is always handy. You can change options such as the resolution or the bit-rates in which it streams – even if you don’t want to stream from your computer to your Nokia N8, you can use the program as a file storage facility allowing you to download your media straight to your phone and vice-versa.
In order to use this awesome program and start streaming your videos and music, follow these instructions. First of all, download and install the TVersity program by clicking here and downloading the free version. Follow the on-screen installation instructions and customize the settings to suit your needs.
Now that you have installed TVersity, you now need to add a port to the Windows Firewall exception list in order for this to work correctly. You can choose whichever port you wish, however you must ensure you unblock that particular port in the Windows Firewall (and possibly any other Firewall software you own) otherwise you may not be able to connect to your media server via your Nokia N8.
First of all you need to get your computer IP address, which can be done by typing the following on a Windows-based PC – go to Start > Run > Type “cmd” and hit enter – now on this screen type “ipconfig”, you will see the UP address of your PC listed under IP. After doing the above, simply navigate your way to the following URL on your Nokia N8; ‘http://IP-ADDRESS-TO-PC:PORT-AS-CHOSEN-BEFOFE/flashlib. So, for example: http://192.168.0.1:10956/flashlib. If you want to just browse the server and download selected files, simply remove the word “flash” from the URL above – then hey-presto you can download movies, music and photos from your computer.
That’s it, your done. Now start streaming those videos, music and photos at the click of a button (or two). The program will convert the filetype of your file server-side, making it compatible with the Nokia N8 – most file extensions will work with TVersity, so there’s no need to use another program to convert the file before streaming.
Note: Files above or near the 1GB mark will have issues. If you come into any trouble with large files, you should change the transcoding settings and lower the quality. We’re not sure what it is, but it seems there’s an issue with the transcoding when the filesize reaches a certain limit.
Let us know if this worked for you and what you think of it.