Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to activate a WLAN and AllShare of Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4?

The tutorial mainly shows how to activate a WLAN and AllShare of Samung Galaxy S smartphones(like: Galaxy S2, S3, S4) to help you stream videos and movies between DLNA-enabled devices as you wish.
  
Want to learn how to use the AllShare service of Samsung Galaxy S II(2) to help you share media files between the Android mobile phone and other DLNA-certified devices in your home over a WLAN?



To make it easier and faster to steam videos and music between DLNA-enabled devices, you'd better make sure the movie or music files you want to stream are in the range of the DLNA supported video and audio formats here: Audio LPCM AAC, AC-3, ATRAC 3plus, MP3, WMA9, AV MPEG2 MPEG-1, MPEG-4*, AVC, WMV9.

(Tip: For those unsupported videos or audios, you can use the most comprehensive Video Converter or Mac Video Converter to help you get the supported media files with only three clicks.)

How to use Samsung Galaxy S2(or S3 and S4)? To start, you should activate the WLAN feature and add a WLAN profile on the Samsung Galaxy S2. The following tips must do a great favor for you.

1. How to activate the WLAN feature?

In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings > Wireless and network > Wi-Fi settings > Wi-Fi.

(Notice: An active WLAN running in the background will consume battery power. To preserve battery power, activate the WLAN only when needed.)

2. How to Find and connect to a WLAN?

1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select Settings > Wireless and network > Wi-Fi settings.
(Hint: The device will automatically search for available WLANs.)

2. Select a network under Wi-Fi networks.

3. Enter a password for the network (if necessary).

4. Select Connect.

After that, you need to activate the AllShare app or customize its DLNA feature if you like on the Galaxy S2 smartphone. Just follow the steps here:

1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select AllShare.

2. Press  → Settings.

3. Adjust the following settings to customize the DLNA feature:
  • Device name - Enter a name for your device as a media server.
  • Share video - Turn on video sharing with other DLNA-enabled devices.
  • Share picture - Turn on image sharing with other DLNA-enabled devices.
  • Share audio - Turn on music sharing with other DLNA-enabled devices.
  • Upload from other devices - Set whether or not to accept the upload from other devices.
  • Default memory - Select the default memory location for saving downloaded media files.
  • Subtitles - Set to display subtitles.
           
Guide 1: How to Play your files on another DLNA-enabled device?
  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select 
  2. AllShare.
  3. Select My device.
  4. Select a media category and a file.
  5.  Select a player—the one that will play the media file.  (Playback begins at the selected player.)
  6. Control playback using icons of your device.
(Hint: Playback may be buffered, depending on the network connection and the connected server.)

Guide 2: How to Play files of one device on the other device?
  1. In Idle mode, open the application list and select AllShare.
  2. Select Remote device (Your device automatically searches for DLNA-enabled devices.)
  3. Select a device as the media server—the one that contains media files.
  4. Select a media category and a file.
  5. Select a player—the one that will play the media file.  (Playback begins at the selected player.)
  6. Control playback using icons of your device.
              
That's all! Hope the tutorial of using AllShare of Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4 helps!