New Tablo user. I am trying to watch Tablo programs via VLC in Windows. Mainly so I can have better control of slow-motion and frame-by-frame for sports. Right now I have little interest in moving programs off of the Tablo drive via Tablo-Exporter, etc.
People seemed to chat about watching from VLC a lot around 2015 but not lately. The link to the Tablo-VLC Media Player by the mysterious user kwaa is long dead plus some of the last entries in that thread mentioned that it no longer worked. (Would love to know if it still works for anyone and if I could get a copy of the code).
My problem seem to be getting Tablo to identify itself as a DLNA or uPnP server. Tablo doesn’t show up in the Playlist page when I select “Local Network-Universal Plug’n’Play in the left tool bar in VLC. That is what I believe is the central problem. My MyCloud shows up but no Tablo.
Additionally I never see Tablo as a device in my Windows Explorer network. The Rokus show up automatically. I have enabled SMB, network media sharing, and Windows Subsystem for Linux. Additionally I have installed 2 small apps that allow browsing Linux directories. None of these ever find Tablo on the network.
The my.tablo.com viewer works fine in Firefox in Windows, so I believe that this should be fixable in some way since my Windows system is somehow running the files from the Tablo device.
I can enter the IP address for a TV program into Firefox and pull up the directories and see all the files.
With some trickery, I can even get Notepad to open any given TV program’s .3m8u playlist. If I try to navigate to the directory, I get a ““You can’t open this location using this program. Please try a different location.” message. But if I enter the full path/filename in the filename field, it opens the file.
VLC player system is Thinkpad T430 running Windows 10-64 bit.
Tablo Quad running 2.2.26 with a 500GB internal SSD drive
I have tried VLC 3.0.8, 3.0.7 plus about a 2 year old version of VLC.
I think that I am missing something simple.
Any insights would be greatly appreciated!!